Currently is Wednesday, March 10, the 69th working day of 2021. There are 296 times left in the calendar year.

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On March 10, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln assigned Ulysses S. Grant, who experienced just received his fee as lieutenant-general, to the command of the Armies of the United States.

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In 1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.

In 1848, the U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War.

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, Thomas Watson, listened to Bell say in excess of his experimental phone: “Mr. Watson — occur in this article — I want to see you” from the future area of Bell’s Boston laboratory.

In 1906, about 1,100 miners in northern France had been killed by a coal-dust explosion.

In 1913, previous slave, abolitionist and Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman died in Auburn, New York she was in her 90s.

In 1914, the Rokeby Venus, a 17th century portray by Diego Velazquez on display at the Nationwide Gallery in London, was slashed multiple periods by Mary Richardson, who was protesting the arrest of fellow suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst. (The portray was repaired.)

In 1927, the Sinclair Lewis novel “Elmer Gantry” was revealed by Harcourt, Brace & Co.

In 1969, James Earl Ray pleaded responsible in Memphis, Tennessee (on his 41st birthday) to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (Ray later on repudiated that plea, sustaining his innocence until eventually his loss of life.)

In 1985, Konstantin U. Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union’s chief for 13 months, died at age 73 he was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.

In 1988, pop singer Andy Gibb died in Oxford, England, at age 30 of coronary heart irritation.

In 2015, breaking her silence in the encounter of a rising controversy above her use of a non-public electronic mail tackle and server, Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded that she really should have applied governing administration electronic mail as secretary of state but insisted she experienced not violated any federal guidelines or Obama administration procedures.

10 years back: The Home Homeland Safety Committee examined Muslim extremism in America through a listening to punctuated by tearful testimony and indignant recriminations. (Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., accused U.S. Muslims of doing also very little to enable struggle terror in The usa Democrats warned of inflaming anti-Muslim sentiment.)

5 a long time in the past: Donald Trump and his Republican rivals turned their presidential debate in Miami into a generally respectful but continue to pointed dialogue of Social Stability, Islam, trade and additional.

1 12 months back: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden canceled most important-evening rallies in Cleveland amid considerations over the distribute of the coronavirus. Biden received primaries in the battleground condition of Michigan and three other states, working a serious blow to Sanders. 

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Paget Brewster is 52. Actor Jon Hamm is 50. Rapper-producer Timbaland is 49. Actor Cristian (kris-tee-AHN’) de la Fuente is 47. Rock musician Jerry Horton (Papa Roach) is 46. Actor Jeff Branson is 44. Singer Robin Thicke is 44. Actor Bree Turner is 44. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller is 44. Present-day Christian singer Michael Barnes (Red) is 42. Actor Edi Gathegi is 42.