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Tuesday August 10, 2021

August 10: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 955
    Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
  • 1557
    Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Habsburg-Valois Wars.
  • 1675
    The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
  • 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
  • 2003
    Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1397
    Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
  • 1908
    Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
  • 1919
    Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1953
    Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1956
    Fred Ottman, American wrestler
  • 1959
    Rosanna Arquette, American actress
  • 1979
    Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1981
    Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer
  • 1981
    Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
  • 1986
    Ryan Torain, American football player

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