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10 August

30BC – Egypt – Cleopatra VII died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra

654 – Rome – Eugene I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Eugene_I

955 – Bavaria – Second Battle of Lechfeld (Hungarian Invasion of Europe). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lechfeld

991 – England – Battle of (Maldon Viking Invasion Of England). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/viking/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=23

1109 – Poland – Battle of Nakło. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nak%C5%82o

1270 – Ethiopia – Yekuno Amlak became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yekuno_Amlak

1316 – Ireland – Second Battle of Athenry (Bruce Campaign in Ireland). http://www.enjoy-irish-culture.com/ireland-history-battle-athenry.html

1512 – Iroise Sea – Battle of Saint-Mathieu (War of the League of Cambrai). http://www.maryrose.org/the-first-battle-of-the-mary-rose/

1557 – France – Battle of St. Quentin (Habsburg-Valois Wars). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._Quentin_(1557)

1558 – Estonia, Livonia, Ingria, Russia – Livonian War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livonian_War

1628 – Sweden – Warship Vasa sank in Stockholm harbour. http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/

1643 – England – Siege of Gloucester began (First English Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Gloucester

1664 – Kingdom of Hungary – Austro-Turkish War ended with signing of Peace of Vasvár. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austro-Turkish_War_(1663%E2%80%9364)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_of_Vasv%C3%A1r

1675 – England – Foundation stone of Royal Greenwich Observatory, London, laid. http://www.rmg.co.uk/about/history/royal-observatory/

1680 – New Spain – Peublo Revolt began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pueblo_Revolt

1741 – India – Battle of Colachel (Tranvancore-Dutch War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Colachel


1755 – Canada – Expulsion of the Arcadians began (French-Indian Wars). https://youtu.be/kVPSdtaZ7Ec WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expulsion_of_the_Acadians http://www.acadian-cajun.com/1755ex.htm

1763 – America – Siege of Fort Pitt ended (Pontiac’s Rebellion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Pitt

1783 – GB – Earthquake measuring 3.6Mw in Launceston. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1792 – France – Storming of the Tuileries Palace (French Revolution). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_August_(French_Revolution)

1793 – France – Musée du Louvre officially opened. http://www.louvre.fr/en/history-louvre

1794 – Anglo-Corsican Kingdom – Siege of Calvi ended (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Calvi

1813 – Chile – Instituto Nacional founded by José Miguel Carrera. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Miguel_Carrera

1821 – USA – Missouri became 24th State. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/aug10.html

1846 – USA – Smithsonian Institute founded. http://siarchives.si.edu/history/general-history

1861 – USA – Battle of Wilson’s Creek (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/wilson-s-creek.html

1864 – Uruguay – Uruguayan War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguayan_War

1877 – USA – Battle of Big Hole ended (Nez Perce War, Indian Wars). http://www.npca.org/about-us/center-for-park-research/stateoftheparks/big_hole/BIHO-low-res.pdf

1904 – China – Battle of the Yellow Sea (Russo-Japanese War). http://www.russojapanesewar.com/bttl-yellow-sea.html

1913 – Romania – Second Balkan War ended with signing of Treaty of Bucharest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Balkan_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Bucharest_(1913)

1914 – France – First Battle of Mulhouse ended (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mulhouse

1920 – France – Treaty of Sèvres (WWI). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_S%C3%A8vres

1931 – China – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw, epicentre in Fuyun, Xinjiang, 10,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_Fuyun_earthquake

1932 _ USA – Pieces of meteorite landed near Archie, Cass County, Missouri. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1945-5100.1936.tb00002.x/abstract

1937 – USA – Eastern Airlines plane crashed at Daytona Beach Municipal Airport, Florida, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19370810-0

1938 – Hungary – Malert-Magyar Légiforgalmi Rt plane crashed at near Debrecen Airport, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380810-0

1944 – Papua New Guinea – US Navy plane crashed at Manus SPB, Admiralty Islands, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440810-1


1944 – Estonia – Battle of Narva ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/MpyHojiW4yo WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Narva_(1944)


1944 – Mariana Islands – Second Battle of Guam ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/aEuCEODNyQM WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guam_(1944)

1944 – Estonia – Tartu Offensive began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartu_Offensive


1948 – USA – Candid Camera began. https://youtu.be/yGkMhGqbJhY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candid_Camera

1953 – French Indochina – Operation Camargue ended (First Indochina War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Camargue

1954 – USA – Work started on Saint Lawrence Seaway, Massena, New York. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/st-lawrence-seaway/

1955 – Germany – Two USAF planes crashed at Edelweiler, 66 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550810-0


1966 – USA – Heron Road Bridge collapsed. https://youtu.be/idbwVKvdqSE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heron_Road_Workers_Memorial_Bridge#Collapse_and_rescue_operations

1971 – Northern Ireland – Operation Demetrius ended (The Troubles). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Demetrius

1993 – New Zealand – Eartquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Ormond. http://www.nzsee.org.nz/db/Bulletin/Archive/26(3)0292.pdf

1997 – Australia – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Collier Bay. http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/hazards/earthquake/basics/historic

2001 – Angola – Train attacked, 252 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1489317.stm

2003 – UK – Temperature of 38.5°C (101.3°F) recorded in Kent. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/10/newsid_3910000/3910801.stm

2009 – Andaman Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.5Mw. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2009/us2009kdb2/

2009 – Slavakia – Gas explosion at mine in Handlová, Trenčín Region, 12 killed. http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/08/10/us-slovakia-mine-blast-idUSTRE5795LL20090810

2010 – Vanuatu – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2010/us2010zuaq/#details

2012 – South Africa – Marikana Killings began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marikana_killings

2014 – Iran – Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashednear Tehran-Mehrabad Airport, 40 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20140810-0

York

796 – Archbishop Eanbald I died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eanbald_(died_796)

1175 – Council of nobles held where King of Scotland paid homage to Henry II.

1588 – Andrew Turner and Henry Ashe were executed at St. Leonard’s Gallows.

1599 – John Taylor and John Milburn were executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1698 – John Blackburn was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

1767 – Ann Sowerby was executed at Tyburn Gallows.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1925 – Lorry ran away down King Street & crashed on to River King Steamer moored at King’s Staith.