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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 2010.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 2010: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2010?


Events

  • 01 Mar 2010 Sony blames recent malfunctions of older PS3 ampquotfatampquot models on an internal clock glitch. (BBC)
  • 02 Mar 2010 Assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh:
  • 03 Mar 2010 Gay people may now receive communion across the diocese of 's-Hertogenbosch after nationwide protests following an incident last Sunday. (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
  • 04 Mar 2010 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he does not mind the nomination of the former Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei in the next presidential election as long as it is under the framework of existing constitution. (Gulf NEWS)
  • 05 Mar 2010 Baidu shares have risen 34% since rival Google said on Jan 12 it may shut down its business in China. Baidu has risen 34 percent and Google has lost 8.5 percent. (China Daily)
  • 06 Mar 2010 Micheál Martin briefs his fellow EU Foreign Ministers on his visit to Gaza at a meeting in Córdoba, Spain. (RTÉ)
  • 07 Mar 2010 In Los Angeles, California, the 82nd Academy Awards are presented. Best Picture: The Hurt Locker
  • 08 Mar 2010 The stolen body of Tassos Papadopoulos, fifth President of Cyprus, is discovered in a cemetery near the capital.
  • 09 Mar 2010 The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
  • 10 Mar 2010 Interreligious riots in Jos, Nigeria:
  • 11 Mar 2010 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules against a challenge (filed in 2007) to the motto "In God We Trust" appearing on US coins.
  • 12 Mar 2010 The 2010 Indian Premier League starts under ampquotheavy securityampquot in DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai. (''The Guardian'')
  • 13 Mar 2010 The shortest living person, He Pingping, dies in Rome due to unknown complications at the age of 21. (BBC)
  • 14 Mar 2010 A massive power outage occurs in parts of Chile, including Santiago, with ONEMI working to restore service. (The Sydney Morning Herald) (Santiago Times)
  • 15 Mar 2010 Israeli–Palestinian conflict:
  • 16 Mar 2010 The Kasubi Tombs, Uganda's only cultural World Heritage Site, are destroyed by fire. Allvoices.com
  • 17 Mar 2010 Protests in Thailand by the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship continue, with supporters throwing their own blood outside the house of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. (Thai News Agency) (Al Jazeera)
  • 18 Mar 2010 Dennis Klerks 18 years Kerkrade
  • 19 Mar 2010 Former Iranian Vice-President Hossein Marashi is jailed after being accused of spreading propaganda. (BBC) (TIME) (FOX News) (MSNBC)
  • 20 Mar 2010 A series of severe sandstorms hit north China, affecting the regions of Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia and the provinces of Shanxi, Shaanxi and Hebei. (China Daily)
  • 21 Mar 2010 French President Sarkozy's UMP party is heavily defeated in regional elections. (BBC)
  • 22 Mar 2010 A Pakistani Christian dies after being burned alive for refusing a conversion to Islam. (Asia News)
  • 23 Mar 2010 U.S. President Barack Obama signs a landmark US$938 billion health-care reform bill in a White House ceremony. Opposition Republicans vowed to repeak the legislation, and 13 states have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the constitutionality of the legislation. The law is said to make coverage possible for more than 30 million uninsured Americans and end discrimination by insurance companies against people with existing medical conditions.
  • 24 Mar 2010 Hollywood actor Robert Culp (Kelly Robinson - I Spy, Bill Maxwell - The Greatest American Hero, Everybody Loves Raymond) dies at age 79.
  • 25 Mar 2010 A car bomb killed at least 6 people and wounded more than 40 others in a Colombia's Buenaventura city notorious for cocaine trafficking. (Pravda.ru)
  • 26 Mar 2010 US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agree to a new nuclear arms reduction treaty. The treaty limits both sides to 1,550 warheads, a cut of 25 percent for the Americans and 30 percent for the Russians. Once the treaty is ratified, each side would have seven years to carry out the reductions.
  • 27 Mar 2010 Earth Hour
  • 28 Mar 2010 The BBC reports it has found evidence of a massacre which occurred in Democratic Republic of Congo last December in which at least 321 people, including children, were killed. Human Rights Watch calls it ampquotone of the worst massacres carried out by the LRAampquot. (BBC)
  • 29 Mar 2010 15 people, including 2 journalists, are arrested by Israel during a police attack on a protest near Bethlehem. (''The Muslim News'')
  • 30 Mar 2010 Colombian soldier Pablo Emilio Moncayo is released after 12 years in FARC captivity. (BBC)
  • 31 Mar 2010 Algerian authorities arrest an Israeli spy found with a false Spanish passport under the 35-year-old pseudonym Alberto Vagilo. This was initially reported by some sources as the abduction of a Spanish citizen by an al-Qaeda-linked group. (Press TV)

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Music charts

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Movies

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Rebecca

Rebecca

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Country: United States of America

Underground

Underground

Directed by: Emir Kusturica

Starring: Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

Country: United States of America

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Country: United States of America

Bombay

Bombay

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Starring: Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Kitty, Master Harsha

Books

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Not Without Hope by Nick Schuyler and Jeré Longman

Not Without Hope

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Not Without Hope is the true story of the headline-making tragedy that took the lives of three football players: NFL stars Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, and Will Bleakley from the

The Quants by Scott Patterson

The Quants

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“Beware of geeks bearing formulas.” --Warren Buffett In March of 2006, the world’s richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel.

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

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WHAT . . . A RIOT! Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new …

Split Image by Robert B. Parker

Split Image

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After a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach, Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall realize just how much they really have in common with their victims, their suspects-and each

Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein

Hell Gate

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Contraband cargo-young and female-from a wrecked Ukraine freighter washes up on Rockaway Beach. But one victim died before she even hit the dark waters of the Atlantic.