About August 10

August 10, 2022 is the 222nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 165 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.
  • 991
    Battle of Maldon: the English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex.
  • 1316
    The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
  • 1519
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
  • 1846
    The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
  • 1904
    Russo-Japanese War: the Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.
  • 1920
    World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI’s representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
  • 1971
    The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1990
    The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.
  • 1998
    HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is proclaimed the crown prince of Brunei with a Royal Proclamation.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Scotland Yard disrupts a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States.

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