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Monday August 10, 2020

August 10: Day of the Week

August 10, 2020 is the 223rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.
  • 1270
    Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Wilson’s Creek – the war enters Missouri when a band of raw Confederate troops defeat Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.
  • 2006
    Scotland Yard disrupts a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1827
    Lovro Toman, Slovenian politician (d. 1870)
  • 1897
    John W. Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1928
    Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth) (d. 2005)
  • 1943
    Ronnie Spector, American singer (The Ronettes)
  • 1959
    Rosanna Arquette, American actress
  • 1977
    Aaron Kamin, American guitarist and songwriter (The Calling)
  • 1979
    Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1981
    Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer
  • 1985
    Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer

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