August 10 History

August is the eighth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, August was the sixth month of the year. August was previously called Augustus Caesar in Latin as it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month when January and February were added to the calendar.

August was originally Augustus mensis, the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. August 10 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, August has 31 days. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on August 10. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 10 August:

  • 1500: Captain Diago Diaz of Portuguese seaplane became the first European to see Madagascar.
  • 1741: Battle of Kolhale: King of Travancore defeated naval expedition of Dutch East India Company.
  • 1755: The expulsion of the academy begins with the Bay of Tragedy campaign.
  • 1759: Carlos III becomes Emperor of Spain.
  • 1759: Carlos III becomes King of Spain.
  • 1776: A copy of the document declaring American independence formally arrived in London.
  • 1793: The Louvre Museum in Paris is inaugurated. 200 years old Western art history is recorded in this museum and one of them is Monalisa.
  • 1793: The Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.
  • 1808: Soldiers under Karl von Dobellen defeat a Russian attack in Cahozoki.
  • 1809: Ecuador declares independence from Spain.
  • 1821: Missouri is accepted as the 24th American state.
  • 1822: A devastating earthquake in Syria killed 20,000 people.
  • 1826: The first Causs Reguta was held on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom.
  • 1829: First ascension of Finserhorn, Bernani is the highest peak of the Alps.
  • 1877: Big Hole River: Indians killed by Colonel John Gibeon Nej-Perce.
  • 1894: Fourth President of India VV Giri was born.
  • 1920: After being defeated in the First World War, the Osmani regime signed the Seweras Agreement.
  • 1939: Dirk Jan de Geyer becomes Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
  • 1945: After Japan’s defeat in World War II, the northern part of Korea went under the authority of the Red Army of Russia and a few days later the southern part of Korea went to the right of America.
  • 1960: Heraldry Institute formed under General Order No. 29 of the United States Army.
  • 1966: US space officials send the first spacecraft from Cape Kennedy to take pictures of the appropriate location to land rockets in space. Which crashed on the moon on 29 October.
  • 1979: Satellite SLV-3 was launched.
  • 2003: Yuri Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space.
  • 2008: Successfully tested anti-AIDS vaccine in a lab in Chennai.

The Most Important Historical events of August Month

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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