What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on August 10? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 10: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 10 is the 222nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 28, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 461,136 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosadigon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 165 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,519 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 10: This Day In History

The term ‘the 10th of August’is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it is restored in 1814.

August 10 Historical Events

  • 1557
    Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Habsburg-Valois Wars.
  • 1680
    The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
  • 1755
    Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 1920
    World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI’s representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
  • 2006
    Scotland Yard disrupts a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1860
    Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musicologist (d. 1936)
  • 1947
    Alan Ward, English cricketer
  • 1968
    Greg Hawgood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • 1982
    Devon Aoki, American model and actress

Who died on August 10?

  • 1948
    Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (b. 1873)
  • 1976
    Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (b. 1894)
  • 1982
    Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian writer and poet (b. 1962)
  • 1999
    Paṇḍit Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • 2003
    Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer (b. c. 1944)

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