What Happened On This Day – March 10
2000 The dotcom bubble bursts when the NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5408.60
The dotcom boom, which started in 1997, accompanied the advent of countless new Internet-based companies. When the speculative bubble burst, many small investors were affected.
1959 A revolt erupts in Lhasa, sparking the Tibetan uprising
Fearing the Dalai Lama's abduction by China, 300,000 Tibetans surrounded his palace.
1952 Fulgencio Batista assumes power in Cuba after a coup
The dictator was overthrown by rebels under the command of Che Guevara in 1959.
1945 The most destructive bombing raid in history hits Tokyo
About 100,000 Tokyo citizens died in the fires caused by the U.S. airforce's incendiary bombs.
1876 The first telephone call is made
Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the words “Mr. Watson, come here -- I want to see you” to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, who was in the next-door room.
Births On This Day,
1958 Sharon Stone
American actress, producer
1957 Osama bin Laden
Saudi Arabian terrorist, founded al-Qaeda
1952 Morgan Tsvangirai
Zimbabwean politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
1940 Chuck Norris
American actor, martial artist
1903 Bix Beiderbecke
American pianist, composer
Deaths On This Day,
2012 Jean Giraud
French author, illustrator
1992 Giorgos Zampetas
Greek bouzouki player, songwriter
1988 Andy Gibb
1948 Zelda Fitzgerald
1913 Harriet Tubman
American nurse, activist