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Wednesday August 10, 2022

August 10: Day of the Week

August 10, 2022 is the 222nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 1519
    Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second in command Sebastian Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan’s death in the Philippines.
  • 1675
    The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid.
  • 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.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
  • 1948
    Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
  • 1988
    Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1645
    Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • 1810
    Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italian diplomat and politician (d. 1861)
  • 1821
    Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
  • 1967
    Riddick Bowe, American boxer
  • 1973
    Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
  • 1978
    Claire Yiu, Hong Kong actress
  • 1979
    Joanna García, American actress
  • 1979
    Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
  • 1981
    Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
  • 1985
    Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer

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