About August 10

August 10, 2020 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.

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Leo is the sun 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.

August 10: More About This Day

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.

What Happened On August 10

  • 955
    Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
  • 1270
    Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum.
  • 1628
    The Swedish warship ship sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
  • 1813
    Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile’s oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means “Work conquers all things”.
  • 1821
    Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
  • 1904
    Russo-Japanese War: the Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  • 1920
    World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI’s representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
  • 1932
    A 5.1 kg chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
  • 2003
    The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom – 38.5 °C in Kent. It is the first time the United Kingdom has recorded a temperature over 100 °F.
  • 2009
    Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.

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