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
Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Habsburg-Valois Wars.
The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
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.
Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
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.
More than 127 Muslims are killed in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitary troops.
Who were born on August 10?
Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
Su Yu, Chinese Communist military leader (d. 1984)
Bobby Hatfield, American singer (The Righteous Brothers) (d. 2003)
Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
Reinout Scholte, Dutch cricketer
Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
Matt Morgan, British comedian
Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
Malek Mouath,Saudi Arabian footballer
Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
Who died on August 10?
Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
Franz Aepinus, German natural philosopher (b. 1724)
Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer (b. 1848)
Henry Moseley, English physicist (b. 1887)
Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician (b. 1835)
Robert H. Goddard, American rocket scientist (b. 1882)
Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian (b. 1873)
Frank Demaree, American baseball player (b. 1910)
Leno LaBianca, American businessman (b. 1925)
Paṇḍit Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
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