August 10: Day of the Week
August 10, 2020 is the 223rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1680The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
- 1809Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
- 1846The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
- 1954At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.
- 1961First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.
- 1971The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
- 1977In 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.
- 2006Scotland Yard disrupts a major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from the United Kingdom to the United States.
- 2009Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia’s history.
Who were born on August 10?
- 1856William Willett, English daylight saving time advocate (d. 1915)
- 1912Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist (d. 2001)
- 1919Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
- 1923Fred Ridgway, English cricketer
- 1927Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)
- 1952Diane Venora, American actress
- 1965Mike E. Smith, American jockey
- 1967Reinout Scholte, Dutch cricketer
- 1971Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
- 1985Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer
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