March 10, 1945
On March 10, 1945, 300 American bombers drop almost 2,000 tons of incendiaries on Tokyo, Japan, destroying large portions of the Japanese capital and killing 100,000 civilians. The attack was part of a U.S. effort to force Japan into surrender in the final months of World War II. The conflagration c...
March 10, 1910
On this day in 1910, a law formally ending slavery in China came into action. The law, passed in 1906, stipulated that the status of all adult slaves was converted to that hired labourer, and that young slaves would be freed at the age of 25.
China’s records of slavery date as far back as th...
March 10, 1535
After his ship drifted off course on a journey from Panama to Peru, Bishop Tomas de Berlanga of Panama discovered the "worthless" Galápagos Islands entirely by accident, on this day in 1535.
On 23 February 1535, Bishop Berlanga, a Spanish noble and adventurer, departed from Panama to Peru on a...