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On This Day — August 10

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August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

The term ‘the 10th of August’ is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.

Important historical events include in 1270 – Yekuno Amlak deposed the last Zagwe king and seized the imperial throne of Ethiopia, beginning the reign of the Solomonic dynasty that would last for more than 700 years.

Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 2003 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England. It is the first time the United Kingdom has recorded a temperature over 100 °F (38 °C).

Also, in 1792 – French Revolution: Insurrectionists in Paris stormed the Tuileries Palace, effectively ending the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.
Antonio Banderas turns… 57
Profession: Shrek & The Mask of Zorro Actor
Awards: Golden Globe nomination x3


Justin Theroux turns… 46
Profession: Mulholland Drive Actor
Awards: N/A


Angie Harmon turns… 45
Profession: Law & Order Actress
Awards: Emmy Award x1


Brenton Thwaites turns… 28
Profession: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Actor
Awards: N/A


Kylie Jenner turns… 20

Profession: Reality Star / Kardashian
Awards: N/A

Happy Birthday to all August 10th babies from the Gossip Life!

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