Today in History, English
Today in History, English

90313August 10Event991 – Battle of Maldon: The English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon, Essex.
90314August 10Event1270 – Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum.
90315August 10Event1316 – The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.
90316August 10Event1512 – The naval Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during the War of the League of Cambrai, sees the simultaneous destruction of the Breton ship La Cordelière and the English ship The Regent.
90317August 10Event1519 – Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second-in-command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.
90318August 10Event1557 – Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Italian War of 1551–59.
90319August 10Event1628 – The Swedish warship Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage.
90320August 10Event1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid.
90321August 10Event1680 – The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.
90322August 10Event1755 – Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.
90323August 10Event1776 – American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
90324August 10Event1792 – French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace: Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob.
90325August 10Event1793 – The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.
90326August 10Event1809 – Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
90327August 10Event1813 – Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things".
90328August 10Event1821 – Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.
90329August 10Event1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
90330August 10Event1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Wilson's Creek: The war enters Missouri when a band of raw Confederate troops defeat Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
90301August 9Death2014 – Ed Nelson, American actor (b. 1928)
90302August 9Death2015 – Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1930)
90303August 9Death2015 – John Henry Holland, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1929)
90304August 9Death2015 – Walter Nahún López, Honduran footballer (b. 1977)
90305August 9Death2015 – David Nobbs, English author and screenwriter (b. 1935)
90306August 9Death2015 – Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1915)
90307August 9Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Candida Maria of JesusEdith SteinFirmus and RusticusHerman of Alaska (Russian Orthodox Church and related congregations Episcopal Church (USA))John VianneyMary Sumner (Church of England)Nath Í of AchonryRomanus OstiariusSecundian, Marc
90308August 9Holiday and observanceInternational Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (International)
90309August 9Holiday and observanceNational Day, celebrates the independence of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965.
90310August 9Holiday and observanceNational Peacekeepers' Day, celebrated on Sunday closest to the day (Canada)
90311August 9Holiday and observanceNational Women's Day (South Africa)
90312August 10Event955 – Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.

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