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Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Tuileries Palace, c. 1851~1870
The French warship Cordelière and the English warship Regent ablaze at the Battle of Saint-Mathieu
The Louvre palace (Richelieu wing)
Independence Day in ( Ecuador 1809)
991 – Inland-raiding Vikings defeated Byrhtnoth and the Anglo-Saxons at the in Battle of Maldon Essex, England.
1675 – The foundation stone of the , today the basis of the Royal Greenwich Observatory prime meridian, was laid in Greenwich, London.
1821 – As per the conditions of the Missouri Compromise, was admitted into the United States as a Missouri slave state, despite the fact that most of its territory was north of the parallel 36°30′ north.
1846 – The United States Congress established the , an educational and research institute and associated museum complex.
Smithsonian Institution expansion
1904 – Russo-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 , ending the Treaty of Bucharest Second Balkan War.
1920 – Representatives of Sultan signed the Mehmed VI , recognizing the partitioning of the Treaty of Sèvres Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of World .
War I unreferenced section
1990 – NASA's space probe reached Magellan Venus on a mission to map its surface, fifteen months after its launch.
2009 - Twenty people were killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest in Slovakia's history.
mining disaster Stubby
955 – Forces under were victorious at the Otto I near present-day Battle of Lechfeld Augsburg, Germany, holding off the incursions of the Magyars into Central Europe.
1512 – War of the League of Cambrai: England and a combined Franco- Breton fleet engaged in the , during which an explosion destroyed each navy's most powerful ship. Battle of Saint-Mathieu
1755 – The first wave of the from the present-day Canadian Expulsion of the Acadians Maritime provinces by the British began with the at Bay of Fundy Campaign Chignecto.
1793 – The , today the world's most visited museum, officially opened in Paris with an exhibition of Louvre 537 paintings.
1861 – American Civil War: The first major battle west of the Mississippi River, the , was fought. Battle of Wilson's Creek
1864 – After Uruguay's governing Blanco Party refused Brazil's demands, José Antônio Saraiva announced that the Brazilian military would begin reprisals, beginning the . Uruguayan War
1901 – The Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers organized to reverse its declining fortunes and organize large numbers of new members. an ultimately unsuccessful strike 1988 – Japanese American internment: The became law, authorizing US$20,000 in Civil Liberties Act of 1988 reparations to each surviving internee.
: August 10 Feast day of (Roman Catholic Church)
Vasa, today a museum ship