A.Q. KhanMarch 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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