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August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

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1901 – 2000

From 2001

  • 2001 – An attack on a train in Angola kills 225 people.
  • 2003 – The highest temperature ever recorded in England, 38.5°C, occurs in Kent; the record holds until 2019, when a temperature of 38.7 degrees Celsius is measured at the University of Cambridge.
  • 2003 – Yuri Malenchenko becomes the first person to marry in space, to a woman on the ground in Texas.
  • 2006 – British police prevent an attempt by Islamist terrorists to blow up Transatlantic airliners.
  • 2009Slovakia's deadliest mining disaster kills 20 people.
  • 2010 – The WHO declares that the H1N1 influenza pandemic is over.
  • 2014Turkey holds its first direct Presidential election, in which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is elected President.
  • 2014 – Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashes near Tehran, Iran, killing 39 people.
  • 2017 – Swedish journalist Kim Wall disappears after going on inventor Peter Madsen's submarine to interview him, in the Oresund between Denmark and Sweden; Madsen is later found to have murdered her and is found guilty of the crime.
  • 2018 – 2018 Horizon Air Q400 incident: Seattle airport employee Richard Russell flies a small plane from the airport and later crashes it on a nearby island.

Births

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