August 10 is the 222nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 143 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about August 10th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 10th in history!
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- World Lion Day
- National Lazy Day
- National S’mores Day
- National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
- Skyscraper Appreciation Day
What Happened On This Day – August 10
2003: The First Person to Get Married While in Space
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko was on the International Space Station when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was located in Texas at the time of the wedding. The wedding took place through a NASA satellite hookup.
2001: An attack on a train during the Angolan Civil War kills about 250 people
Rebels from the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) in Angola derailed a train using an anti-tank mine and opened fire on the passengers.
1990: Magellan Space Probe is Inserted in Orbit Around Venus
The first spacecraft to be launched by a space shuttle, Magellan was a robotic space probe that spent 8 months gathering data about the surface of the planet also known as Earth’s twin. The probe was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on May 4, 1989, when Space Shuttle Atlantis took it to low Earth orbit and released it.
1944: Battle of Narva ends
The 8-day long battle was fought between the German Army and the Soviet Leningrad Front for the control of the Narva Isthmus in Estonia during the Second World War. The battle ended with decisive German victory
1675: The foundation stone for the Royal Observatory, Greenwich is laid
Commissioned by King Charles II of England, the Royal Observatory started operating in 1676 under the supervision of John Flamsteed, the first British Astronomer Royal. The observatory is famous around the world because it location marks the Prime Meridian passes through it.
Births On This Day, August 10
1980: Wade Barrett, English wrestler
1973: Lisa Raymond, American tennis player
1971: Roy Keane, Irish footballer
1960: Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor
1874: Herbert Hoover, American politician, 31st President of the United States
Deaths On This Day, August 10
2008: Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, actor
1980: Yahya Khan, Pakistan general, politician, 3rd President of Pakistan
1945: Robert H. Goddard, American physicist, inventor
1932: Rin Tin Tin, German/American acting dog
1896: Otto Lilienthal, German pilot, engineer