August 2010 in History

Events in History

Famous Photo

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

Invasion of Iraq

Aug 19 Operation Iraqi Freedom winds down, as the last of the United States brigade combat teams cross the border to Kuwait [1]

  • 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.
  • Aug 25 Panic caused by escaped crocodile being smuggled aboard domestic Filair flight leads to crash of Let L-410 Turbolet passenger aircraft near Bandundu Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all but one of the 21 passengers and crew

Weddings in History

  • Aug 7 American "Dancing in the Dark" host Rossi Morreale (33) weds one half of identical twin American country duo "Kate and Kacey" Kacey Coppola at the Grande Antigua Resort and Spa in Antigua
  • Aug 25 Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (40) weds Tatiana Blatnik (29) at the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas on Spetses Island, Greece

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
  • Aug 5 Robert Aitken, Zen co-founder (Diamond Sangha), dies at 93
  • Aug 9 Ted Stevens, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009), dies at 86
  • Aug 11 Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (Rep-D-Il, 1959-94), convicted of mail fraud, dies at 82
  • Aug 11 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), dies at 86
  • Aug 12 Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1931)
  • Aug 12 Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
  • 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 14 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset), dies at 88
  • Aug 17 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), dies at 90
  • Aug 17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), dies at 82
  • Aug 18 Benjamin Kaplan, American copyright scholar, dies at 99
  • Aug 21 Conny Stuart [Cornelia van Meygard], Dutch cabaret performer, and actress, dies at 96
  • Aug 21 Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean writer (b. 1941)