About August 10

August 10, 2021 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.

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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 175 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.
  • 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.
  • 1680
    The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
  • 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.
  • 1793
    The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  • 1948
    Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
  • 1949
    U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
  • 1954
    At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.
  • 1961
    First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.
  • 1981
    Murder of Adam Walsh: the head of John Walsh’s son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America’s Most Wanted.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.

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