Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 10

This is a list of selected August 10 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

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Blurb Reason
Feast day of Saint Lawrence (Roman Catholic Church) in popular culture, lots of inline tags
Independence Day in Ecuador (1809) refimprove section, expansion
991 – Inland-raiding Vikings defeated Byrhtnoth and the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Maldon in Essex, England. refimprove
1512War of the League of Cambrai: England and a combined Franco-Breton fleet engaged in the Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during which an explosion destroyed each navy's most powerful ship. unreferenced section
1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, today the basis of the prime meridian, was laid in Greenwich, London. unreferenced section
1821 – As per the conditions of the Missouri Compromise, Missouri was admitted into the United States as a slave state, despite the fact that most of its territory was north of the parallel 36°30′ north. refimprove section
1846 – The United States Congress established the Smithsonian Institution, an educational and research institute and associated museum complex. expansion
1913 – Delegates of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece signed the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Second Balkan War. one source
1920 – Representatives of Sultan Mehmed VI signed the Treaty of Sèvres, recognizing the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of World War I. unreferenced section
1981 – The severed head of kidnapped six-year-old Adam Walsh was found in a canal in Vero Beach, Florida, prompting his father John to become a victims' rights advocate and helping to spur the formation of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. primary sources
1990NASA's Magellan space probe reached Venus on a mission to map its surface, fifteen months after its launch. unreferenced section
2009 - Twenty people were killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia's history. refimprove section
Alfred Döblin |b|1878 refimprove section


August 10

Sirius A (centre) and Sirius B (bottom left)
Sirius A (centre) and Sirius B (bottom left)
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