August 10 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Last Day of Santo Domingo Celebrations
Nicaragua Observance
Independence Day
Ecuador National Holiday
Indigenous Peoples Day
Suriname Public Holiday
National S'mores Day
- Weird
Lazy Day
- Weird
National Shapewear Day
- Weird
National Connecticut Day
- Weird
National Lazy Day
- Weird
National S’mores Day
- Weird

Historical Events on August 10

  • 955: The Holy Roman Emperor Otto I defeats the Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld; This ends over 50 years of the Magyar occupation in the West.
  • 991: The English are defeated at the Battle of Maldon by inland-raiding Vikings around Maldon, Essex.
  • 1270: Yekuno Amlak ascends the Ethiopian Throne.
  • 1519: Ferdinand Magellan leaves with 5 ships from the port of Seville to circumnavigate the Earth
  • 1680: In New Mexico, the Pueblo Revolt starts.
  • 1755: The British Army deports Acadians, under force, from Nova Scotia to the 13 colonies.
  • 1776: Word of the U.S Declaration of Independence finally reaches the city of London.
  • 1792: Tuileries Palace is stormed and Louis XVI is taken into custody as the Parisian mob slaughters his Swiss Guards.
  • 1793: The Musee du Louvre opens in Paris, France.
  • 1821: The State of Missouri enters the U.S as the 24th
  • 1846: The Smithsonian Institute is created by an act of the U.S Congress when James Smithson donates half a million dollars.
  • 1856: Last Island hurricane hits the coast of Louisiana and result in two hundred people being killed.
  • 1861: Missouri State Guard, Arkansas State troops and Confederate forces defeat outnumbered Union forces during the American Civil War.
  • 1944: During WWII, the Battle of Guam ends on this date.
  • 1944: During WWII, the Battle of Narva ends; German and Estonian troops successfully defend Narva, Estonia from the Red Army invasion.

Famous Birthdays on August 10

  • Albert II of Germany is born in 1397.
  • American Actor Eddie Fisher is born in 1928.
  • American author Suzanne Collins is born in 1962.
  • English singer Julia Fordham is born in 1962.
  • Indian lawyer Phoolan Devi is born in 1963.
  • American singer-songwriter Aaron Hall is born in 1964.
  • English rugby player Paul Newlove is born in 1971.
  • American actor Justin Theroux is born in 1971.
  • American model and actress Angie Harmon is born in 1972.
  • American author and screenwriter Ted Geoghegan is born in 1979.
  • French rugby player Remy Martn is born in 1979.
  • English race care driver Oliver Rowland is born in 1992.

Autumnal Equinox

Halloween

All Saints’ Day

Winter Solstice

Boxing Day

Leap Day