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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1846The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
- 1901The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- 1913Second Balkan War: delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
- 1920World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI’s representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
- 1932A 5.1 kg chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
- 1944World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
- 1978Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
- 1990More than 127 Muslims are killed in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitary troops.
- 2003The 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.
Who were born on August 10?
- 1296King John of Bohemia (d. 1346)
- 1878Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
- 1898Jack Haley, American actor (d. 1979)
- 1902Curt Siodmak, German-born English novelist and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- 1914Jeff Corey, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1924Martha Hyer, American actress
- 1928Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman (d. 2010)
- 1933Doyle Brunson, American poker player
- 1967Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
- 1977Aaron Kamin, American guitarist and songwriter (The Calling)
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