August 10 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Last Day of Santo Domingo Celebrations
Nicaragua Observance
Independence Day
Ecuador National Holiday
National S'mores Day
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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.

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