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Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West. (10. August 955)

Battle of Maldon: the English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon, Essex. (10. August 991)

Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum. (10. August 1270)

The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland. (10. August 1316)

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. (10. August 1512)

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. (10. August 1519)

Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Habsburg-Valois Wars. (10. August 1557)

The Swedish warship  Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage. (10. August 1628)

The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid. (10. August 1675)

The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico. (10. August 1680)

Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies. (10. August 1755)

American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London. (10. August 1776)

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. (10. August 1792)

The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France. (10. August 1793)

Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810. (10. August 1809)

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". (10. August 1813)

Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state. (10. August 1821)

The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000. (10. August 1846)

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. (10. August 1861)

After Uruguay's governing Blanco Party refuses Brazil's demands, José Antônio Saraiva announces that the Brazilian military will begin reprisals, beginning the Uruguayan War. (10. August 1864)

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