Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 10

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This is a list of selected August 10 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 10, 2019 featured article or the August 10, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Independence Day in Ecuador (1809) expansion
991 – Inland-raiding Vikings defeated Byrhtnoth and the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Maldon in Essex, England. refimprove
1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, today the basis of the prime meridian, was laid in Greenwich, London. refimprove section
1792French Revolution: Insurrectionists in Paris stormed the Tuileries Palace, effectively ending the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814. neutrality issues
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. outdated
1846 – The United States Congress established the Smithsonian Institution, an educational and research institute and associated museum complex. refimprove, expand sections
1904Russo-Japanese War: The first major confrontation between modern steel battleship fleets took place in the Battle of the Yellow Sea. refimprove section
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
2009 - Twenty people were killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia's history. Stubby


August 10: Feast Day of Saint Lawrence (Roman Catholic Church)

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