🗓️ On This Day - March 10th
March 10th is a day on which we should remember incredible historical events, comforting foods, and Italian plumbers. The latter will make more sense once you read through our most interesting facts about March 10th - so whether or not you're celebrating a birthday or anniversary today, let's take a look at why it's a big day in many people's calendars.
On this day
On this date back in 1876, inventor Alexander Graham Bell made a pretty important phone call! In fact, it was the first phone call ever! He called to his associate, Thomas Watson, and famously said, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
Thomas Edison was not in favor!
Speaking of famous inventors, March 10th was also an important date for Thomas Edison! Back in 1902, the United States court of appeals ruled that Thomas Edison did not, in fact, invent the movie camera. Sorry Tom - better luck next time.
Strike after strike!
Ever been lucky enough to bowl a perfect game? William Knox of Toledo, Ohio was - he was the very first player in the American Bowling Congress to score a perfect 300 - by managing a strike on every single frame. It’s not as easy as it looks, but Knox managed it on March 10th, 1913.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer made her debut.
In 1997, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar graced our screens for the first time as Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The show went on to become a huge hit, with some colleges across the country even teaching courses in its lore.
Touchdown on Mars!
Back in 2006, March 10th was the date that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars! It’s still sending data back to Earth as you read this!
What’s going on?
In a landmark lawsuit, the estate of Marvin Gaye successfully sued Pharrell Williams, T.I. and Robin Thicke for copyright infringement - as the song “Blurred Lines” bears more than a few similarities to Gaye’s song “Got to Give It Up.” Gaye’s family won a remarkable $7.3 million in the claim.
Special Days Falling on March 10thMarch 10th is a great day to celebrate music, food, and your favorite video games! Here are some of the more specific reasons to mark March 10th your way.
International Bagpipe Day
Bagpipes are kind of like those foods that you either love or hate. You either love hearing them or think they sound like dying cats! Either way, they are a staple of Scottish culture and have been played around the world for ceremonies, events, and general fun! So, pop on some bagpipe music today and see if anyone will join you in a dance!
National Pack Your Lunch Day
Packing your own lunch is a great idea if you’re low on time or cash. Eating out at lunch breaks can be seriously costly - so why not reduce your carbon footprint and food bills by packing a lunch before you head out to work today? Grab a sandwich, some chips, and refill a water bottle.
National Mario Day
It’s-a-me! Mario, the plucky Italian plumber, has been the main star in iconic video games such as Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros. The mustachioed plumber was once reportedly more recognizable than Mickey Mouse - and today’s a great day to play some of his games. March 10th is Mario Day because it’s MAR 10 - get it?
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