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Saturday August 10, 2019

August 10: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1809
    Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.
  • 1969
    A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson’s cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
  • 1971
    The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1977
    In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.
  • 1993
    An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
  • 2009
    Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1489
    Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)
  • 1560
    Hieronymus Praetorius, German composer (d. 1629)
  • 1645
    Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1872
    Bill Johnson, American double-bassist (d. 1972)
  • 1909
    Leo Fender, American luthier (d. 1991)
  • 1912
    Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist (d. 2001)
  • 1914
    Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • 1947
    Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • 1962
    Alan Muraoka, American actor
  • 1985
    Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer

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