March 10

This Day in History

1945

Firebombing of Tokyo

The most devastating air raid of the entire Second World War occurred in the firebombing of Tokyo on the night of 9-10 March 1945 with the resulting death toll greater than those of the raids on … (more...)

1910

China "Ends" Slavery

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 … (more...)

1535

Galapagos Islands Discovered, Deemed Worthless

After his ship drifted off course on a journey from Panama to Peru, Bishop Tomas de Berlanga of Panama discovered the "worthless" Gal├ípagos Islands entirely by accident, on this day in 1535. On 23 … (more...)