August 10: Day of the Week
August 10, 2021 was the 222nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 143 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1557Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Habsburg-Valois Wars.
- 1675The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid.
- 1846The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
- 1901The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
- 1944World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
- 1949U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
- 1993An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
- 1995Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.
- 2003Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.
Who were born on August 10?
- 1397Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
- 1908Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)
- 1919Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
- 1953Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
- 1956Fred Ottman, American wrestler
- 1959Rosanna Arquette, American actress
- 1979Yannick Schroeder, French racing driver
- 1981Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer
- 1981Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
- 1986Ryan Torain, American football player
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