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August 10 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 10. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 52 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 955
    Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
  • 991
    Battle of Maldon: The English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon, Essex.
  • 1270
    Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum.
  • 1316
    The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
  • 1512
    The naval Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during the War of the League of Cambrai, sees the simultaneous destruction of the Breton ship La Cordelière and the English ship The Regent.
  • 1519
    Ferdinand Magellan’s five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second-in-command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan’s death in the Philippines.
  • 1557
    Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Italian War of 1551–59.
  • 1628
    The Swedish warship Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage.
  • 1675
    The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid.
  • 1680
    The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
  • 1755
    Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
  • 1792
    French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace: Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob.
  • 1793
    The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.
  • 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”.
  • 1821
    Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
  • 1846
    The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Wilson’s Creek: The war enters Missouri when a band of raw Confederate troops defeat Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
  • 1864
    After Uruguay’s governing Blanco Party refuses Brazil’s demands, José Antônio Saraiva announces that the Brazilian military will begin reprisals, beginning the Uruguayan War.
  • 1899
    The Norwegian football club Viking FK is founded.
  • 1901
    The U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
  • 1904
    Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.
  • 1905
    Russo-Japanese War: Peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  • 1913
    Second Balkan War: Delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
  • 1920
    World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI’s representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
  • 1932
    A 5.1 kg chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
  • 1944
    World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Narva ends with a combined German–Estonian force successfully defending Narva, Estonia, from invading Soviet troops.
  • 1948
    Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

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