March 10

1629

Charles I of England dissolves Parliament and rules alone for 11 years.

1785

Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.

1848

Congress ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War.

1864

U. S. Grant became commander of the Union armies during the Civil War.

1876

The first telephone call ("Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.") was made by Alexander Graham Bell.

1948

The body of Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovakia's anti-Communist foreign minister was found. Officially a suicide, the real cause of death has never been proven.

1969

James Earl Ray was sentenced in Memphis, Tennessee, to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., in April 1968.

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