On This Day in History for August 10

Events in History

  • 612 BC Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh.
  • 70 Second Temple in Jerusalem set on fire by Roman army under Titus during the capture of the city (approx)
  • 610 In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an
  • 654 Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I
  • 843 Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German & Charles the Bald divide France
  • 955 Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, King of the Germans defeats the Hungarian, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of Western Europe.
  • 991 Battle of Maldon: English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. The English are defeated and the story is immortalised in a well-known poem.
  • 1304 -11] Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch & French fleet beat Flemish fleet
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Weddings in History

  • 1848 Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York
  • 1912 British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf [nee Stephen] (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)
  • 1946 Author and founder of the Scientology cult L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

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