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August 10th, 2006 (August 10 2006)EventScotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes.
August 10th, 2003 (August 10 2003)EventThe highest temperature ever is recorded in the UK, 38.5C (101.3F), occurs in Kent [1]. It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
August 10th, 2003 (August 10 2003)EventYuri Ivanovich Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space.
August 10th, 2000 (August 10 2000)EventWorld Population reaches 6 billion according to www.ibiblio.org world population tracker.
August 10th, 1998 (August 10 1998)EventThe Royal Proclamation of HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah as the Crown Prince of Brunei.
August 10th, 1995 (August 10 1995)EventOklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain agreement for his testimony.
August 10th, 1995 (August 10 1995)EventLos Angeles Dodgers are forced to forfeit against the St. Louis Cardinals after fans throw souvenir baseballs on to the field en masse.
August 10th, 1993 (August 10 1993)EventAn earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hit the South Island of New Zealand.
August 10th, 1990 (August 10 1990)EventThe Magellan space probe reaches Venus.
August 10th, 1990 (August 10 1990)EventThe Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in the North East Sri Lanka by the paramilitaries.
August 10th, 1988 (August 10 1988)EventJapanese American Internment: US President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were either interned or relocated by in the United States during World War II.Ronald Reagan Quotes
August 10th, 1981 (August 10 1981)EventThe head of John Walsh s son Adam is found in Hollywood, Florida. This event will later prompt the U.S. Congress to pass the Missing Children s Act to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation greater authority to track the disappearance of children, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It also makes Walsh a national spokesman against crime and eventually leads to the establishment of America s Most Wanted.
August 10th, 1977 (August 10 1977)EventIn Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over a year s period.
August 10th, 1971 (August 10 1971)EventThe Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
August 10th, 1969 (August 10 1969)EventA day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson s cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.Sharon Tate Quotes
August 10th, 1954 (August 10 1954)EventAt Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held.
August 10th, 1949 (August 10 1949)EventUS President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the National Military Establishment with the United States Department of Defense.Harry S. Truman Quotes
August 10th, 1948 (August 10 1948)EventCandid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
August 10th, 1944 (August 10 1944)EventWorld War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
August 10th, 1932 (August 10 1932)EventA 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.
August 10th, 1920 (August 10 1920)EventWorld War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI s representatives sign the Treaty of Sevres which divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.
August 10th, 1913 (August 10 1913)EventSecond Balkan War ends: Delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.
August 10th, 1905 (August 10 1905)EventRussian and Japanese peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth.
August 10th, 1904 (August 10 1904)EventThe Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets.
August 10th, 1901 (August 10 1901)EventThe U.S. Steel Recognition Strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers begins.
August 10th, 1861 (August 10 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Wilson s CreekThe war enters Missouri when a band of raw Confederate troops defeat Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
August 10th, 1856 (August 10 1856)EventIn Last Island, Louisiana, the 1856 Last Island Hurricane kills between 200 and 400 people.
August 10th, 1846 (August 10 1846)EventThe Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the U.S. Congress after $500,000 was given for such a purpose by scientist James Smithson.James Smith Quotes
August 10th, 1821 (August 10 1821)EventMissouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
August 10th, 1809 (August 10 1809)EventQuito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain.
August 10th, 1792 (August 10 1792)EventFrench Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace. Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody.
August 10th, 1776 (August 10 1776)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
August 10th, 1680 (August 10 1680)EventPueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
August 10th, 1675 (August 10 1675)EventThe foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London was laid.
August 10th, 1628 (August 10 1628)EventThe Swedish warship Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes on her maiden voyage.
August 10th, 1557 (August 10 1557)EventBattle of St. Quentin Spanish victory over the French in the Habsburg-Valois Wars
August 10th, 1519 (August 10 1519)EventFerdinand Magellan s five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe.
August 10th, 1316 (August 10 1316)EventSecond Battle of Athenry
August 10th, 0991 (August 10 0991)EventBattle 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.
August 10th, 0955 (August 10 0955)EventBattle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
August 10th, 0612 (August 10 0612)EventKilling of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh.
August 10th, 0610 (August 10 0610)EventIn Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur an.

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