August 10: Day of the Week
August 10, 2019 is the 222nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 955Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
- 1316The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
- 1519Ferdinand 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.
- 1680The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
- 1755Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
- 1821Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
- 1901The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
- 1905Russo-Japanese War: peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- 1954At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.
- 2009Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.
Who were born on August 10?
- 1810Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italian diplomat and politician (d. 1861)
- 1909Leo Fender, American luthier (d. 1991)
- 1928Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman (d. 2010)
- 1961Jon Farriss, Australian drummer (INXS)
- 1971Roy Keane, Irish footballer
- 1974Rachel Simmons, American feminist and author
- 1978Marcus Fizer, American basketball player
- 1984Ryan Eggold, American actor
- 1989Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1990Lucas Till, American actor
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