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 222nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 28, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,628,553,600 seconds 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 175 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 3,154 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

  • 955
    Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
  • 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.
  • 1792
    French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace – Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob.
  • 1809
    Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
  • 1948
    Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
  • 1988
    Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
  • 1990
    More than 127 Muslims are killed in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitary troops.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1884
    Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1907
    Su Yu, Chinese Communist military leader (d. 1984)
  • 1940
    Bobby Hatfield, American singer (The Righteous Brothers) (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1967
    Reinout Scholte, Dutch cricketer
  • 1971
    Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
  • 1977
    Matt Morgan, British comedian
  • 1979
    Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1981
    Malek Mouath,Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1989
    Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on August 10?

  • 1637
    Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • 1802
    Franz Aepinus, German natural philosopher (b. 1724)
  • 1896
    Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer (b. 1848)
  • 1915
    Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
  • 1920
    Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician (b. 1835)
  • 1945
    Robert H. Goddard, American rocket scientist (b. 1882)
  • 1948
    Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (b. 1873)
  • 1958
    Frank Demaree, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • 1969
    Leno LaBianca, American businessman (b. 1925)
  • 1999
    Paṇḍit Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)

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