March 10, 1966:
A 56-mile stretch of barrier beach in North Carolina is established as the Cape Lookout National Seashore
. The Seashore’s wild horses add to the other coastal wildlife attractions.
March 10, 2005:
Pakistan admits that A.Q. Khan
(at right), the scientist who led the nation’s nuclear weapons program, sold centrifuges to Iran. Khan, considered a national hero in Pakistan, later admits to selling nuclear weapons technology to North Korea as well.
March 10, 2008:
Forty-six leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, including three of its past Presidents, issue a strong statement, saying that "we can do better
" in addressing climate change. The SBC is the largest and one of the most politically conservative Protestant churches in the U.S.
March 10, 2012:
A report from the American Meteorological Society says that winter ice cover
on the Great Lakes has declined by 71% in 40 years.
March 10, 2012: Sherwood Rowland
, a chemist who won a share of the Nobel Prize for his discoveries on the interaction between the earth’s ozone layer and ozone-destroying chemicals like CFC’s, dies at age 84.
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