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, 27,142,560 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 ‘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
Battle of Maldon: the English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex.
Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum.
The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second in command Sebastian Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan’s death in the Philippines.
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.
The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.
Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
A 5.1 kg chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
Who were born on August 10?
Hieronymus Praetorius, German composer (d. 1629)
Leo Fender, American luthier (d. 1991)
Red Holzman, American basketball coach (d. 1998)
Kate O'Mara, British actress
Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
Mario Kindelán, Cuban boxer
Lisa Raymond, American tennis player
Chris Read, English cricketer
Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer
Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
Who died on August 10?
Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (b. 1713)
Franz Aepinus, German natural philosopher (b. 1724)
John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (b. 1758)
Karl Andree, German geographer (b. 1808)
Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth), Norwegian guitarist (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American military pilot and civil rights figure (b. 1925)
James E. Faust, American religious figure (b. 1920)
Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
Jani Lane, American singer (Warrant) (b. 1964)
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