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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 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.

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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)

  • 1846
    The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    A 5.1 kg chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
  • 1978
    Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.
  • 1990
    More than 127 Muslims are killed in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitary troops.
  • 2003
    The 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?

  • 1296
    King John of Bohemia (d. 1346)
  • 1878
    Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • 1898
    Jack Haley, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1902
    Curt Siodmak, German-born English novelist and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1914
    Jeff Corey, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1924
    Martha Hyer, American actress
  • 1928
    Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Doyle Brunson, American poker player
  • 1967
    Mart Sander, Estonian singer and actor
  • 1977
    Aaron Kamin, American guitarist and songwriter (The Calling)

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