Today in History, English
Today in History, English

90691August 10Death2012 – Irving Fein, American producer and manager (b. 1911)
90692August 10Death2012 – William W. Momyer, American general and pilot (b. 1916)
90693August 10Death2012 – Carlo Rambaldi, Italian special effects artist (b. 1925)
90694August 10Death2013 – William P. Clark, Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1931)
90695August 10Death2013 – Jonathan Dawson, Australian historian and academic (b. 1941)
90696August 10Death2013 – Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
90697August 10Death2013 – David C. Jones, American general (b. 1921)
90698August 10Death2013 – Jody Payne, American singer and guitarist (Family) (b. 1936)
90699August 10Death2013 – Amy Wallace, American author (b. 1955)
90700August 10Death2014 – Jim Command, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)
90701August 10Death2014 – Dotty Lynch, American journalist and academic (b. 1945)
90702August 10Death2014 – Kathleen Ollerenshaw, English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (b. 1912)
90703August 10Death2014 – Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (b. 1930)
90704August 10Death2015 – Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1941)
90705August 10Death2015 – Endre Czeizel, Hungarian physician, geneticist, and academic (b. 1935)
90706August 10Death2015 – Knut Osnes, Norwegian footballer and coach (b. 1922)
90707August 10Death2015 – Eriek Verpale, Belgian author and poet (b. 1952)
90708August 10Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:BessusBlane (Roman Catholic Church)Geraint of DumnoniaLawrence of RomeNicola SaggioNuestra Señora del Buen Suceso de Parañaque, Patroness of Parañaque, PhilippinesAugust 10 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
90709August 10Holiday and observanceArgentine Air Force Day (Argentina)
90710August 10Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Anguilla)
90711August 10Holiday and observanceNational Day, anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Quito, proclaimed independence from Spain on August 10, 1809. Independence finally occurred on May 24, 1822 at the Battle of Pichincha. (Ecuador)
90712August 10Holiday and observanceInternational Biodiesel Day (international)
90713August 11Event3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.
90714August 11Event2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
90715August 11Event106 – The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia.
90716August 11Event355 – Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
90717August 11Event490 – Battle of Adda: The Goths under Theodoric the Great and his ally Alaric II defeat the forces of Odoacer on the Adda River, near Milan.
90718August 11Event1332 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor: Scots under Domhnall II, Earl of Mar are routed by Edward Balliol.
90719August 11Event1473 – The Battle of Otlukbeli: Mehmed the Conqueror of the Ottoman Empire decisively defeats Uzun Hassan of Aq Qoyunlu.
90720August 11Event1675 – Franco-Dutch War: Forces of the Holy Roman Empire defeat the French in the Battle of Konzer Brücke.

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