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August 10: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on August 10

August 10th observes Vlogging Day and my personal favorite day, Lazy Day.

We’ve made it to the 222nd day of the year! There are 143 days left until we reach the new year.

If you were born on August 10, your zodiac sign is Leo.

Here you’ll learn about some of the major historic events from this day, including some terrible disasters and incredible discoveries.

Did you know that on this day in 1821, Missouri entered the United States Union and became the 24th state? The land had been acquired by the US as part of the Louisiana purchase 18 years prior.

Keep reading for more facts about August 10th in history!

What Happened On August 10 In History?

2019

Floods swept through India killing more than 200 people and displacing 1 million.

2019

In Tanzania, people attempted to siphon petrol from an overturned fuel tanker which exploded.

More than 60 people lost their lives while 70 were injured.
2018

Monsanto became liable to pay out $289 million in damages to a groundsman who got terminal cancer from its “Roundup” weed killer.

OTD in 2018: Monsanto became liable to pay out $289 million in damages to a groundsman who got terminal cancer from its "Roundup" weed killer.
2017

A century old fruit cake was discovered in Antarctica that was “almost edible.”

The cake was found wrapped in paper inside a tin and it is believed to have been made by the British biscuit company Huntley & Palmers.
2017

Opioid addiction is the US was declared a National Emergency by president Donald Trump.

Source NBC News
2016

Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers won the 100 meter freestyle gold medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

He completed the distance in 47.58 which became a junior world record.
2014

321 arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, US during protest a day after African American Michael Brown was shot down dead by police.

2013

The 14th IAAF World Championships opened in Moscow, Russia.

Russia won the most medals until a later date when a Russian athlete failed an anti-doping test.
2013

The Paluweh volcano in Indonesia erupted and claimed six lives.

1990

After a 15 month-long journey from earth, NASA’s Magellan went into orbit around Venus and began to map the planet.

Source NASA
1937

Canon Inc. was established in Tokyo, Japan.

OTD in 1937: Canon Inc. was established in Tokyo
1821

Missouri entered the United States Union and became the 24th state.

1809

Ecuador declared independence from Spain.

Spaniards first started colonization in the capital city Quito, Ecuador, in 1563. After around 250 years of colonial rule, Ecuadorians began to rebel and declared independence. They were defeated in just three weeks; however, this was the beginning of the road to gaining full independence.
1792

A group invaded the Tuileries Palace where Louis XVI was staying during the French revolution.

1500

Portuguese explorer Diego Diaz became the first European to set foot on Madagascar.

Diaz ended up there by accident when his ship was blown off course while on his way to India.

Did you know that on this day, August 10th 1821, Missouri entered the United States Union and became the 24th state?