2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 10, include:
International Biodiesel Day
International Vlogging Day
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
National Lazy Day
National Shapewear Day
National S'mores Day
Skyscraper Appreciation Day
Spoil Your Dog Day
World Lion Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 10, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Week in August)
Gallop Inter-Tribal Indian Powwow - July 30 - August 10, 2021
Islamic New Year - Evening of August 9, 2021 - Evening of August 10, 2021
Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Evening of August 9, 2021 to Evening of August 10, 2021
National Motorcycle Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Week in August)
National Resurrect Romance Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Full Week in August)
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2021
Safe + Sound Week - August 9-15, 2021
U.S. Amateur Golf Week - August 9-15, 2021
Weird Contest Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Week in August)
2021 Monthly Holidays that include August 10, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 6-15, 2021
Vivid Sydney - August 6-28, 2021 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
The Astrological Sign for August 10 is Leo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:
Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.
The Birthstone(s) for August is:
Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.
1928 - Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor and businessman who founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)
1928 - Eddie Fisher, American singer, and actor (d. 2010)
1960 - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor and producer
1932 - Rin Tin Tin, American acting dog who appeared in 27 Hollywood films (b. 1918)
2008 - Isaac Hayes, American singer, songwriter, producer, pianist, and actor (b. 1942)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1912 - British author Virginia Woolf marries political theorist Leonard Woolf
1946 - Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard marries Sara Northrup Hollister
2002 - Actor Nicolas Cage marries Lisa Marie Presley
Quote of the Day
Today, August 10th is Spoil Your Dog Day - do something fun together that your dog loves - play ball, take a walk or hike, go to a dog park, go to a river / beach / lake / pool and swim, or just spend time together cuddling on the couch! Great day to make some healthy homemade dog treats, or get a new toy!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Consistently eating at the Costco bakery and food court would not be a healthy diet habit as you can see from the calorie counts that Kerry provided on her website. As her son with autism recently stated, "Mom, most of the people at the food court are overweight." Now you know why! This store definitely takes Portion Distortion to new heights! The scary thought is that most of us readily order there without thinking that the portions are too large.
Check out the Costco Food Court and Cost Bakery Items calorie chart that Kerry from Healthy Diet Habits obtained from them and posted on her website!
This Day in History
1680 - The Pueblo Revolt starts in New Mexico
1776 - Word of the U.S. Declaration of Independence reaches London, England
1793 - The Musee du Louvre opens in Paris, France
1821 - Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. State
1846 - James Smithson donates $500,000 and the Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the U.S. Congress
1856 - Over 200 deaths occur as the Last Island Hurricane strikes Louisiana
1944 - During World War II, the Battle of Guam comes to an end
1949 - The National Security Act Amendment is signed by U.S. President Harry S. Truman which streamlines the defense agencies of the U.S. Government and replaces the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense
1961 - Agent Orange is used by the U.S. Army for the first time in the Vietnam War
1977 - The Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz is arrested in Yonkers, New York for a series of killings in the New York City area
1981 - John Walsh's son Adam was brutally murdered and his head was found. His murder inspired the creation of the T.V. show America's Most Wanted
1990 - The Magellan space probe reaches Venus
1993 - New Zealand's South Island has a 7.0 earthquake, followed by a 6.4 earthquake on the North Island nine hours later
1995 - Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the Oklahoma City bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea bargain.
This Day in Music
1963 - Fingertips (Part 2) by Stevie Wonder is the first live recording to hit #1 in the U.S.
1964 - The Beatles release Do You Want to Know a Secret, Thank You Girl, Please Please Me, From Me to You, Love Me Do (Video below),P.S. I Love You, Twist and Shout and There's A Place
1968 - Magic Bus is released by The Who
1974 - Feel Like Makin' Love by Robert Flack hits #1 in the U.S.
1974 - Back Home Again by John Denver hits #1 on the album charts in the U.S.
1976 - Elton John starts a record breaking 10 night run of concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City
2005 - The Rolling Stones start their Bigger Bang Tour in Toronto, that lasts over two years and takes in $558 million
2012 - Motley Crue and Kiss donate $100,000 to the families of the victims of the Aurora Colorado, "Dark Knight" shooting
This Day in Sports
1888 - Tim Keefe, a NY Giants pitcher sets a 19 game win streak record
1934 - Babe Ruth announces his retirement as a full time player after the season
1983 - Carl Lewis wins gold in the Men's Long Jump at the 1st World Championships
1997 - Greg Maddux is signed on by the Atlanta Braves for a record 5 year, $575 million deal
2013 - The 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing. Downwind.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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