Holidays Calendar for March 10, 2016

Every year millions of people around the globe celebrate World Kidney Day on the second Thursday in March. This awareness day was started in 2006 and since then it's popularity hasn't stopped growing.


Thousands of Jews died during the Holocaust, organized by Nazi Germany during World War II. Their common graves can be found in many countries around Europe, including Bulgaria. Since 2013 Bulgarians annually observe Holocaust Remembrance Day on March 10.

Tibetan Uprising Day is held annually on March 10. It is observed mainly by individuals and organizations who support the independence of Tibet.

March 10 is annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the USA. This day is created to empower people with information regarding the disease and its influence on women and girls.

There are hundreds of kinds of bread, but we're sure you will love blueberry popover. This truly American bread is great for breakfast. Celebrate National Blueberry Popover Day on March 10.

International Day of Awesomeness is an informal holiday celebrated annually on March 10. It coincides with the birthday of Chuck Norris, and that is actually not a coincidence at all.

This Day in History

  • 2006 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter attained Martian Orbit. This multipurpose spacecraft designed to explore Mats from orbit was launched in August 2005.
  • 2000 The dot-com boom (also referred to as the dot-com bubble) reached its climax when the NASDAQ peaked at 5,132.52 in intraday trading before closing at 5,048.62.
  • 1997 Died: LaVern Baker, American R&B singer who was most popular in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her best known songs include Tweedlee Dee and Jim Dandy.
  • 1990 Died: Otto Schuhart, German officer who commanded the U-boat U-29 in the German Navy of the Third Reich during the Second World War.
  • 1987 Born: Emeli Sandé, British singer-songwriter and musicians whose best known singles include Heaven, Read All About It, Next to Me and Beneath Your Beautiful.
  • 1984 Born: Olivia Wilde, American actress, model, producer, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for her role as Thirteen on the Fox medical drama House.
  • 1977 Douglas J. Mink, Edward W. Dunham and James L. Elliot discovered the rings of Uranus. By 1978, astronomers identified 9 distinct rings.
  • 1977 Born: Robin Thicke, American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He became world famous due to his controversial single Blurred Lines.
  • 1977 Born: Colin Murray (born Colin Wright), Northern Irish sports and music radio and television presenter. Since 2013, he has been presenting on talkSPORT.
  • 1971 Born: Jon Hamm, American actor, comedian, voice actor, producer, and director. He is best known for his role as Don Draper on the AMC drama Mad Men.
  • 1969 James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr, civil rights and anti-war activist. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
  • 1966 Died: Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist who invented the phase contract microscope and was awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize in Physics for it.
  • 1964 Born: Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper. One of her best known singles is 7 seconds, which she performed along with Youssou N'Dour.
  • 1959 In Lhasa, Tibet, an uprising against China began. Several thousand Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lama's palace to prevent him from being removed.
  • 1958 Born: Sharon Stone, American actress, fashion model, and film producer. She became world famous due to her role as Catherine Tramell in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct.
  • 1957 Born: Osama bin Laden, a Saudi Arabian terrorist who founded al-Qaeda, the militant organization that was responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
  • 1952 In Cuba, Fulgencio Batista staged a successful military coup and seized power. Shortly after the coup, his government was recognized by the US.
  • 1948 Died: Zelda Fitzgerald (born Sayre), American novelist, short story writer, and poet who was the wife of author Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
  • 1940 Died: Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright whose best known work is The Master and Margarita, which was published only in 1967.
  • 1940 Born: Chuck Norris,American actor, martial artist, screenwriter and film producer who played the starring role in the crime drama series Walker, Texas Ranger.
  • 1923 Born: Val Logsdon Fitch, American nuclear physicist who was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics along with the co-researcher James Watson Cronin.
  • 1906 In France, 1,099 miners were killed in the Courrières mine disaster caused by a dust explosion. It is considered Europe's worst mining accident.
  • 1898 Died: Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, Catholic religious sister, founder of the religious congregation of the Religious of the Assumption. She was canonized in 2007.
  • 1876 Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the first practical telephone, made the first successful phone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
  • 1872 Died: Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification and independence of Italy. He was an early advocate of a "United States of Europe".
  • 1861 Died: Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, folklorist, and ethnographer who is widely regarded as the national poet of Ukraine.
  • 1848 The United States Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between Mexico and US that officially ended the Mexican-American War.
  • 1832 Died: Muzio Clementi, notable Italian-born English composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, music publisher, and piano manufacturer.
  • 1804 In St. Louis, ownership of the Louisiana Territory was formally transferred from France to the United States. The events is sometimes referred to as the Three Flag Ceremony.
  • 1670 Died: Johann Rudolf Glauber, German-Dutch alchemist and chemist who is considered to be one of the first chemical engineers. He discovered Glauber's salt.