Today is Tuesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2015. There are 296 days left in the year.
March 10, 1985
Konstantin U. Chernenko, who was the Soviet Union's leader for 13 months, died at age 73; he was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.
President Abraham Lincoln assigned Ulysses S. Grant, who had just received his commission as lieutenant-general, to the command of the Armies of the United States. The song "Beautiful Dreamer" by the late Stephen Foster was copyrighted by Wm. A. Pond & Co. of New York.
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