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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining March 10. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is March 10 so important!

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Top 10 March 10 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The town of Rjukan, Norway receives no natural sunlight from September to March due to the steep mountains that surround it. They've installed 3 large mirrors to reflect light into the town's square. The mirrors track the sun's path and move every 10 secs to create a 600m squared pool of light.

  2. On Saturday night (30 March '12), the Chief of the Israeli Navy gave a surprise order for 3 ships to prepare to leave for a 10-day exercise; the men on the ships worked all night only to learn the next morning (1 April '12) that it was all an April Fool's Day joke.

  3. A Nuclear Weapons Accident that occurred on March 10, 1956. A B-47 Stratojet carrying two plutonium cores was lost over the Mediterranean. Despite an extensive search, the plane and it's cargo was not located and it's fate remains unknown today.

  4. On March 10, 1945, the U.S. carpet bombed Tokyo (specifically the area with homes made of wood and paper) with napalm, killing 105,400 people - putting it somewhere between the death toll of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  5. Back In March of 2010, Someone Posted a Listing To Sell 10,000 Bitcoin for $50. No One Took The Offer. Today That Would Be Worth About 97 Million Dollars.

  6. Pioneer 10, a space craft meant to study Jupiter which was launched 2 March 1972, was only meant to send signal to Earth for 3 years, but it continued to send signal for over 30 years while heading towards the center of our galaxy.

  7. In 1804 St. Louis was part of three countries in a 24-hour period. It was Spanish on March 9, French at the start of March 10, and sold to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase by noon that day.

  8. On March 7th 1788, the Austrian army defeated itself. Believing they were under attack by Ottoman forces the Austrians fired on their own troops, ultimately leading to the deaths of 10,000 Austrian soldiers and the easy capture of Karansebes by the Ottoman Empire.

  9. In March 2011 a team of scientists, engineers & balloon pilots made a Pixar’s 'Up' inspired floating house for Nat Geo. Launching a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ coloured weather balloons (setting a new world record). Reached an altitude of 10,000 feet & flew for 1 hour or so.

  10. On the first Armed Forces Day there was a march in Washington, D.C. with more than 10,000 veterans and troops.

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Within 24 hours of its release on November 10, 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 had sold 4.7 million copies and by March 12, 2010 it had sold more than 14 million copies.

10 year old Austrian girl Natascha Kampusch was abducted on 2 March 1998 and was abused and held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil until she escaped on 23 August 2006. She cried when her abductor committed suicide and owns and visits the house where she was held captive.

Parsnip is usually harvested 6 months after sowing (during the first year of growth). Ideal time for the harvest is determined by the size of taproot. Parsnip of the best quality is usually 6 to 10 inches long and available from August to March in the markets around the world.

A Tokyo fire bombing raid on March 10, 1945 was so effective that it killed 88,000-100,000 people, more than either atomic bomb dropped.

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed that 10 days be skipped in October so that the next Easter would fall on March 21st, the Spring Equinox, thus creating the Gregorian Calendar which we follow today.

James Web Space Telescope was originally conceived in 1996 as a $1 billion telescope, with an expected launch sometime around 2007. It was delayed multiple times and was scheduled to launch this year. Now, it's scheduled for a March 2021 launch, at an estimated cost of over $10 Billion.

Citizens of St Louis were not told that Spain had ceded the Louisiana Territory back to France until March 9, 1804. They were told that France had ceded it to the US on March 10, 1804.

Every year the German town of Wunsiedal unwillingly hosts a neo-Nazi march. To counter the march last year people of the town pledged to donate 10 euro for each meter the neo-Nazis marched. They raised over 10,000 euro and donated it all to a charity that helps people leave neo-Nazi groups.

As of March 2015, all of the top 10 happiest countries according to Gallup polls are in Latin America.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

On March 10, 1876, Bell spoke the first words into a telephone: "Mr. Watson...Come here...I want to see you."

On 26th March 2012, James Cameron made the world first solo manned descent to the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest part of Mariana Trench at 10,898.4 metres (35,756 ft).

August's original name in Latin was Sextilis because it was the sixth month in the original 10-month Roman calendar. At the time, the first month was March.

On March 10, 1982, the "Krononauts" awaited the arrival of ''visitors from the futures'' as the planets moved into alignment.

In October 1582, 10 calendar days were skipped in order to move the equinox to the 21st of March and September, as it had slowly slipped backwards to the 10th due to a flaw in the Julian calendar.

10,000 people marched in the centre of Wroclaw, Poland in 1988 wearing dwarf hats

The Warriors [1979]" was influenced by the documented events of 401BC where 10,000 Greek Mercenaries were stranded deep in enemy territory, Persia, and had to march back to Greece.

Yunarmiya which is a Russian youth army organization counting 117.000 members since its start in 2015. Members down to the age of 10 is trained in amongst other small arms training, first aid, pathfinding, marching and arms drill, hand combat and martial arts.

After the Battle of Stalingrad ended in January 1943 there were still 10,000 largely fanatical German Soldiers fighting in isolated pockets until around early March 1943. Many of these men were diseased and malnourished and were hiding out in the sewers and cellars of the ruined city.

Paul I of Russia was hated by his soldiers for his love of parades and ceremonies. He would personally order men flogged if they made a mistake, and once literally ordered his guard regiment to march to Siberia after a sloppy maneuver. He changed his mind after they had walked for 10 miles.

About "March of 10 thousands", about retreat of Greek army after loosing their general and marching across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes

The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band played a record-setting 10-hour drum roll in 1934. That same year it was also one of the first bands to admit women into its program.

In the March 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake, 74 elementary school students and 10 teachers died due to taking too long to decide how to evacuate from the tsunami, even though there were warnings and that there was a hill behind the school that could be easily climbed.

Red Bull settled a class action lawsuit filed against it for falsely advertising it "gives you wings", and anyone who consumed a Red Bull from 2002-2014 may submit a claim for $10 by March 2; final court approval is still pending

Every year Neo-nazi groups go to a small German town to pay tribute to Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess. In 2014 however, the town pranked the march by turning it into a charity event. For every meter marched, the people donated 10 euros, raising 10,000 euros ($12, 533).