Monday, the 10th of March, 2014 is the 69th day in 2014 and in the 11st calendar week.

Tibetan Uprising Day
March 10, 2014 in Tibet

Tibetan Uprising Day is observed on March 10, 2014. Tibetan Uprising Day commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the presence of the People’s Republic of China in Tibet. The failure of the armed rebellion ultimately resulted in a violent crackdown on Tibetan independence movements, and the flight of the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso into exile. Tibetan Uprising Day is observed primarily by organizations and individuals who support Tibetan independence, such as Students for a Free Tibet, and is often accompanied by the release of a statement by the Dalai Lama. Tibetan independence groups often organize protests or campaigns on March 10th to draw attention to the situation in Tibet.

Where is Tibetan Uprising Day?
Nationwide Tibet

Commonwealth Day
March 10, 2014 in Commonwealth

Commonwealth Day is observed on March 10, 2014. Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March, and marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey, normally attended by the Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, with the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Commonwealth High Commissioners in London. The Queen delivers an address to the Commonwealth, broadcast throughout the world.

Where is Commonwealth Day?
Nationwide Commonwealth

Canberra Day 2014
March 10, 2014 in Canberra

Canberra Day is celebrated on March 10, 2014. Canberra Day is a public holiday held annually on the second Monday in March in the Australian Capital Territory to celebrate the official naming of Canberra. Canberra was named at a ceremony on 12 March 1913 by Lady Denman, the wife of the then Governor-General Lord Denman.

Where is Canberra Day?
Nationwide Canberra

International Day of Awesomeness
March 10, 2014 in the World

Today is the International Day of Awesomeness! This day gives us the opportunity to celebrate every person, place, thing, or idea in the world that is awesome. As the official tag line points out, “No one’s perfect, but everyone can be awesome.”

A man named Kevin Lawver declared the need for an International Day of Awesomeness in 2007. He was working with an intern named Freddie Maneiro who suggested that the office should celebrate Lawver’s awesomeness. Lawver replied that there should be an International Day of Awesomeness. He posted the idea to Twitter and the rest is history.

The International Day of Awesomeness occurs every year on March 10th, which also happens to be Chuck Norris’ birthday.

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Historical Events:

241 BC – First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands – The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end.

1535 – Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovers Galapagos Islands

1681 – English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1791 – John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver

1831 – The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.

1862 – Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar

1876 – 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)

1891 – Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching.

1902 – A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

1903 – Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine

1910 – China ends slavery

1952 – Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

1959 – Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet

1969 – James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin Luther King Jr

1973 – Morocco adopts constitution

1975 – Dog spectacles patented in England

1982 – Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun

2006 – The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.