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03-09-2013, 09:55 PM
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On this day...
March 10: Laetare Sunday (Western Christianity, 2013); Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom (2013)

1830 – The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army, the military force maintained by the Netherlands in its colony of the Dutch East Indies, was established by royal decree.
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell (pictured) made his first successful bi-directional telephone call, saying, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1959 – An anti-Chinese uprising erupted in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, as about 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace to prevent the 14th Dalai Lama from leaving or being removed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
1968 – Vietnam War/Laotian Civil War: North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao forces overwhelmed the American, Laotian, Thai, and Hmong defenders of Lima Site 85.
2006 – NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter attained orbit around Mars.

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