Historical Events In August - 10
Thursday, 18 July 2019
0070 "2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx) on this day in history.
0258 On August - 10 saint Lawrence, martyr
0610 On this day in history in Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an.
0654 St Eugene I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on August - 10.
0654 On this day in history pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I
0794 On August - 10 fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30
0843 On this day in history treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bare divide France
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 On this day in history battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians
0955 On this day in history conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle
0991 On this day in history 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 this day in history al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies
1250 On August - 10 erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered
1296 John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg on August - 10.
1304 -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet on August - 10.
1316 On August - 10 second Battle of Athenry
1461 Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain on this day in history.
1497 John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia" on August - 10.
1500 On August - 10 portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
1511 Portugese troops occupy parts of Malakka on this day in history.
1512 Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France on August - 10.
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 On this day in history philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer
1557 Battle at St Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont & Philibert beat France on this day in history.
1560 On August - 10 hieronymus Praetorius, composer
1566 On August - 10 iconoclasm begins
1567 Girolamo Giacobbi, composer on this day in history.
1585 English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth on this day in history.
1589 Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer on this day in history.
1589 On August - 10 maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
1622 County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges on August - 10.
1627 On this day in history cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle
1628 On this day in history wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed