Famous Events on this Day in History, August 10:

612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh.
70 - "2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx)
610 - In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an.
654 - Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I
843 - Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France
955 - Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians
955 - Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
991 - Battle of Maldon: English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. The English are defeated and the story is immortalised in a well-known poem.
1304 - -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet
1316 - Second Battle of Athenry
1461 - Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain
1497 - John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
1500 - Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
1511 - Portugese troops occupy parts of Malakka
1512 - Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France
1519 - Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate Earth
1557 - Battle at St Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont & Philibert beat France
1566 - Iconoclasm begins
1585 - English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth
1622 - County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges
1627 - Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle
1628 - Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed
1653 - Sea battle at Heijde, English fleet beats Dutch
1664 - Austria/Turkey signs Peace of Vásvár
1675 - King Charles II lays foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1675 - Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
1678 - Netherlands & France signs peace treaty in Nijmegen
1680 - In N Mex, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniads
1680 - The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
1743 - Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
1759 - Carlos III becomes king of Spain
1774 - 1st Surinam newspaper (1st Wednesday Suriname) begins publishing
1776 - American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
1787 - Mozart completes his "Eine small Nachtmusik"
1787 - Turkey declares war on Russia
1790 - Robert Gray's Columbia, completes 1st American around world voyage
1792 - Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
1809 - Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1821 - Missouri admitted as 24th US state
1822 - Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die
1827 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
1831 - Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery
1831 - Hurricane hits Barbados; about 1,500 die
1833 - Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
1835 - Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH
1846 - Congress charters "nation's attic," Smithsonian Institution
1856 - Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana
1861 - Battle of Wilson's Creek MO (Springfield, Oak Hills)-Gen Lyon killed
1862 - Battle of Nueces River TX
1866 - Transatlantic cable laid-Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria
1869 - O B Brown patents moving picture projector
1876 - 1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada
1877 - Big Hole River: Col John Gibbon murders Nez-Perce indians
1877 - Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
1885 - Leo Daft opens America's 1st coml operated electric streetcar (Balt)
1887 - Excursion train crashes killing 101. (Chatsworth, Illinois)
1888 - NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record
1889 - Dan Rylands patents screw cap
1893 - Chinese deported from SF under Exclusion Act
1895 - 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagners "Rienzi")
1897 - Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Auto Club)
1900 - 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Boston (3-0)
1901 - Chic White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
1904 - Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest
1904 - Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock
1904 - Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur
1904 - Yankees Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games
1906 - Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
1907 - Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
1909 - Algemeene Netherland Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins
1911 - Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords
1913 - 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
1914 - At Luik, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
1914 - German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany
1914 - German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas
1914 - Royal Nationally Steuncomite forms
1916 - Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia
1919 - Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine
1920 - Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania
1920 - Treaty of Sèvres (Allies & Turkey)
1920 - Turkish Govt renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate
1921 - FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello
1925 - Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
1926 - Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed
1929 - Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win
1932 - A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
1934 - Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
1936 - 114°F (46°C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
1936 - 120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
1938 - 119°F (48°C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record)
1939 - 2nd Dutch De Geer govt forms (1st with Social Democrats)
1940 - Prince Bernhard Fund forms
1941 - FDR & Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland
1942 - Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa
1943 - Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali
1943 - Gen Patton calls injured soldier "cowardly"
1943 - Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots
1944 - Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cin Reds 2-0
1944 - Race riots in Athens Alabama
1944 - US recaptures Guam from Japanese
1944 - US/French offensive at Alencon
1945 - Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
1948 - ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY)
1948 - Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
1948 - Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours
1948 - WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1949 - Natl Military Establishment renamed Dept of Defense
1952 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
1954 - Neth Indonesian Union breaks up
1954 - Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
1954 - At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held.
1956 - 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
1960 - Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space
1960 - Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New-Guinea
1961 - England applies for membership in European Common Market
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1964 - WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 - Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
1966 - 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
1966 - Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
1968 - Race riot in Miami, Chicago & Little Rock
1968 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
1969 - Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
1969 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
1970 - Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"
1971 - 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
1971 - Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 501st
1972 - 1 million kg heavy meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
1972 - Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
1973 - 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station
1974 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
1975 - 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron
1975 - David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
1977 - US & Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
1977 - USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
1977 - Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers NY, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 - Ecuador adopts its constitution
1979 - Wings release "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"
1980 - 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY
1980 - 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
1980 - Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Tx
1981 - Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
1981 - Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record
1981 - Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
1984 - Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
1985 - Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
1985 - Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million
1985 - Uno Lindstron of Sweden, juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
1986 - "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances
1986 - Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1986 - Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired
1986 - Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC
1986 - Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
1987 - Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully
1987 - Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
1988 - Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
1988 - Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador
1988 - UN estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion
1989 - A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
1989 - Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
1990 - US's Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
1990 - The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.
1991 - "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 perfs
1991 - NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
1992 - Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched
1992 - Soyuz TM-15 lands
1993 - Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
1993 - An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
1994 - Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
1995 - Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
1996 - Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate
1996 - Dare & Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
1996 - Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
1996 - Yanks lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
1997 - 36th Walker Cup: US, 18-6
1997 - Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
1997 - Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
1997 - Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
1997 - Northville Long Island Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
1998 - The Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei.
2003 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK - 38.5°C (101.3°F) in Kent . It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
2003 - Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.
2006 - Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes.
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