On This Day

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

  • 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
  • Aug 25 Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (40) weds Tatiana Blatnik (29) at the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas on Spetses Island in 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 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), dies at 86
  • Aug 11 Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (Rep-D-Il, 1959-94), convicted of mail fraud, dies at 82
  • 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 14 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset), dies at 88
  • Aug 17 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), dies at 82
  • Aug 17 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), dies at 90
  • 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)