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Tuesday August 10, 2021

August 10: Day of the Week

August 10, 2021 is the 222nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 1755
    Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
  • 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”.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
  • 1904
    Russo-Japanese War: the Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
  • 1920
    World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI’s representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
  • 1954
    At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1860
    Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musicologist (d. 1936)
  • 1907
    Su Yu, Chinese Communist military leader (d. 1984)
  • 1914
    Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • 1943
    Jimmy Griffin, American guitarist (Bread) (d. 2005)
  • 1943
    Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1963
    Andrew Sullivan, English-born American journalist
  • 1968
    Greg Hawgood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Mario Kindelán, Cuban boxer
  • 1972
    Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • 1979
    Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author

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