10 March 1893
On this date in 1893...
New Mexico State University canceled its first graduation ceremony after its only graduate Sam Steele was robbed and killed the night before.
- 1656 - In the colony of Virginia, suffrage was extended to all free men regardless of religion.
- 1785 - Thomas Jefferson of Virginia was appointed minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
- 1848 - The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the war with Mexico
- 1865 - Skirmish at Boyd's Station, Alabama
- 1969 - James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. He later repudiated the guilty plea and maintained his innocence until his death in April, 1998.
- 1994 - White House officials began testifying before a federal grand jury about the Whitewater controversy, a botched real estate development in Arkansas.
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