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Thursday August 10, 2023

August 10: Day of the Week

August 10, 2023 is the 222nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 1316
    The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
  • 1557
    Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Habsburg-Valois Wars.
  • 1809
    Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.
  • 1969
    A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson’s cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
  • 2003
    Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.

Who were born on August 10?

  • 1905
    Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (d. 1986)
  • 1920
    Red Holzman, American basketball coach (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Martha Hyer, American actress
  • 1928
    Eddie Fisher, American singer (d. 2010)
  • 1960
    Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor
  • 1971
    Mario Kindelán, Cuban boxer
  • 1971
    Stephan Groth, Danish-born Norwegian vocalist (Apoptygma Berzerk)
  • 1974
    David Sommeil, French footballer
  • 1982
    Josh Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player

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