What happened this day in history August 10

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 223rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 28, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,616,960 minutes 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 ‘dihectaicosatrigon’ 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 186 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 2,789 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.
  • 1675
    The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Wilson’s Creek – the war enters Missouri when a band of raw Confederate troops defeat Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
  • 1954
    At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.
  • 1971
    The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1978
    Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
  • 1993
    An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1645
    Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1839
    Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
  • 1880
    Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1891
    Henry O'Neill, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1928
    Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (d. 2010)
  • 1928
    Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman (d. 2010)
  • 1943
    Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1947
    Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1977
    Matt Morgan, British comedian
  • 1979
    Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer

Who died on August 10?

  • 1637
    Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • 1723
    Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1656)
  • 1915
    Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
  • 1928
    Rex Cherryman, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1932
    Rin Tin Tin, American canine film actor (b. 1918)
  • 1948
    Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • 1993
    Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth), Norwegian guitarist (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
  • 2002
    Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1926)
  • 2007
    Chris Reyka, American law enforcement official (b. 1956)
  • 2007
    James E. Faust, American religious figure (b. 1920)

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