March 10 in Pop Culture History
|March 10th is…
Blueberry Popover Day
Festival of Life in the Cracks Day
Histotechnology Professionals Day
International Day of Awesomeness
Landline Telephone Day
Pack Your Lunch Day
Ranch Dressing Day
Salvation Army Day
Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
|1804 – In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony was conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States via the Louisiana Purchase.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell spoke about his just-completed invention, the telephone. “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.” It worked.
1906 – An underground fire sparked a massive explosion that virtually destroyed a vast maze of mines in Courrieres, France, that killed over 1,000 workers.
1926 – Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman, was the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection, published by Viking Press.
1951 – # 1 Hit March 10, 1951 – April 20, 1951: Mario Lanza – Be My Love
1955 – A US Patent (#2,704,172) was issued to Aaron S. Lapin for his invention of “Dispensing Valves for Gas Pressure Containers”. That may sound boring until you find out it was for his Reddi-Wip cream topping.
1978 – The Incredible Hulk premiered on CBS.
1979 – #1 Hit March 10, 1979 – March 23, 1979: Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
1980 – Jean Harris shot and killed Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower.
1983 – MTV broadcasted the video of Michael Jackson’s song “Billie Jean” for the first time.
1989 – Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Chocolat were released in theaters.
1995 – Muriel’s Wedding and Outbreak were released in theaters.
1997 – Buffy, The Vampire Slayer premiered on The WB, based on the 1992 movie.
2007 – #1 Hit March 10, 2007 – March 23, 2007: MIMS – This Is Why I’m Hot