Historical Events In August - 10
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
0070 On August - 10 "2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx)
0258 Saint Lawrence, martyr on this day in history.
0610 In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an on August - 10.
0654 St Eugene I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on August - 10.
0654 Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I on this day in history.
0794 Fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30 on August - 10.
0843 Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France on August - 10.
0955 The Battle of the Lechfeld August 10 ends 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West Otto the Great of Saxony defeats the Magyars with an army recruited from all the duchies on August - 10.
0955 Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians on this day in history.
0955 Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on this day in history.
0991 On August - 10 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.
1002 On August - 10 al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies
1250 Erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered on this day in history.
1296 On August - 10 john the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg
1304 -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet on this day in history.
1316 On August - 10 second Battle of Athenry
1461 Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain on August - 10.
1497 On this day in history john Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
1500 On August - 10 portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
1511 Portugese troops occupy parts of Malakka on August - 10.
1512 On August - 10 battle at Brest: English fleet beats France
1519 Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate the Earth on August - 10.
1519 Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate Earth on this day in history.
1556 Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer on this day in history.
1557 Battle at St Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont & Philibert beat France on this day in history.
1560 On this day in history hieronymus Praetorius, composer
1566 Iconoclasm begins on this day in history.
1567 On August - 10 girolamo Giacobbi, composer
1585 English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth on August - 10.
1589 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer on this day in history.
1589 On this day in history maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
1622 On this day in history county Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges
1627 Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle on August - 10.
1628 Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed on August - 10.