Historical Events on August 10 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 223 of 223

  • 2006 Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.
  • 2008 PGA Championship, Oakland Hills CC: Irishman Pádraig Harrington wins by 2 shots from Sergio Garcia and Ben Curtis
  • 2008 British cyclist Nicole Cooke wins the road race at the Beijing Olympics; Great Britain's 200th gold in the modern Olympics

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2008 American super-star swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 400m individual medley at the Beijing Olympics in world record 4:03.84

  • 2013 6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia
  • 2013 16 Royal Guardsmen are killed in a bus accident in Al Hoceima, Morocco
  • 2013 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 Israeli and Palestinian officials agree to another 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt
  • 2014 Unrest breaks out in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of African American Michael Brown by a policeman.

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2014 PGA Championship, Valhalla GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 1 shot from Phil Mickelson

  • 2015 Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries
  • 2016 South Korean shooter Jin Jong-oh recovers from 7th place during the final to record an Olympic record 193.7 and win gold in men's 50m pistol at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; first shooter to win 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in one event
  • 2016 18 year old Australian Kyle Chalmers creates huge upset when he swims a junior world record 47.58 to win the blue ribband men's 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 Weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan sets a world record 214kg in the clean & jerk, and finishes with 379kg overall, to win the gold medal in the men's 77kg at the Ro de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2017 Scientists study identifying nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) deficiency major cause of miscarriages and multiple birth defects published in "New England Journal of Medicine"

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2017 US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2017 Taylor Swift testifies that DJ David Mueller groped her in court in Denver, Colorado

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 2017 100 year-old fruit cake by Huntley & Palmers deemed "almost eatable" after being discovered in hut used by Captain Scott's expedition in Antarctica
  • 2018 Evidence of one million Uighurs being held in "counter-extremism centers" in China presented to UN Committee on Human Rights
  • 2018 Anti-government protests begin in Bucharest, Romania, with over 400 injured in clashes with police
  • 2018 Landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer
  • 2018 Turkish lira falls dramatically after US President Trump announces tariff increases on Turkish steel and aluminum
  • 2018 Omarosa Manigault Newman, former aide to US President Trump, releases taped recordings of her firing from The White House