August 2010 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 200m x 250m photo mosaic commemorating the life of Filipino President Corazon Aquino is unveiled near Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Aug 19 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
  • Aug 23 Manila hostage crisis, which occurred at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, where a dismissed police officer took hostage a tour bus full of Chinese nationals.

Weddings in History

  • Aug 7 "Dancing in the Dark" host Rossi Morreale (33) weds one half of identical twin country duo "Kate and Kacey" Kacey Coppola at the Grande Antigua Resort and Spa in Antigua

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 9 Ted Stevens, American politician (b. 1923)
  • Aug 11 Markus Liebherr, German born Swiss owner of Southampton Football Club (b. 1948)
  • Aug 12 Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
  • Aug 12 Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)
  • Aug 13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 14 Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Aug 14 Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
  • Aug 17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and eighth President of the Italian Republic (b. 1928)
  • Aug 18 Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Kaplan, American copyright scholar, dies at 99
  • Aug 21 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941)
  • Aug 28 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University