Historical Events for 10th March 2024

1535 – Spanish Bishop of Panama Tomés de Berlanga discovers the uninhabited Galapagos Islands after his ship drifts off course
1831 – The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria
1906 – 1st performance of Maurice Ravel’s “Sonatine” by pianist Paule de Lestang, in Lyon, France
1920 – NHL’s Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
1937 – Benny Goodman unofficially crowned the “King of Swing” at New York City’s Paramount Theater as his band plays before exuberant sell-out crowd filled with teenagers; unable to attend nightclub performances, kids dance in the aisles
1966 – 5 time American Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires from racing
1972 – General Lon Nol becomes President and Prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
1977 – CBS’ premiere of “A Circle of Children”, starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
1978 – “The Incredible Hulk”, starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS
2002 – 49th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats NC State, 91-61

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