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Friday August 10, 2018

August 10: Day of the Week

August 10, 2018 was the 222nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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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.
  • 1316
    The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
  • 1755
    Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 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”.
  • 1846
    The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1296
    King John of Bohemia (d. 1346)
  • 1923
    Rhonda Fleming, American actress
  • 1939
    Kate O'Mara, British actress
  • 1943
    Ronnie Spector, American singer (The Ronettes)
  • 1959
    Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian singer-songwriter (Kashtin)
  • 1962
    Julia Fordham, singer/songwriter
  • 1965
    Mike E. Smith, American jockey
  • 1966
    Hansi Kürsch, German singer
  • 1972
    Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • 1982
    Josh Anderson, American baseball player

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