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Saturday August 10, 2019

August 10: Day of the Week

August 10, 2019 is the 222nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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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 Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1809
    Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
  • 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”.
  • 1971
    The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1397
    Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
  • 1809
    John Kirk Townsend, American naturalist (d. 1851)
  • 1884
    Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1902
    Norma Shearer, Canadian actress (d. 1983)
  • 1932
    Gaudencio Rosales, Filipino cardinal and Archbishop of Manila
  • 1945
    Harriet Miers, American lawyer and White House Counsel
  • 1952
    Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • 1958
    Jack Richards, English cricketer
  • 1965
    John Starks, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Christofer Johnsson, Swedish guitarist and vocalist (Therion)

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