Today In History August 10

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TODAY IN HISTORY AUGUST 10
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August 10, the 222ndday of the year in the Gregorian calendar (223rd in case of leap years) marks as a significant date in the History of the world. The term ‘the 10thof August’ is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until 1814restored.Several notable incidents and events took place on this date over the centuries which included battles, uprisings, assassinations, expeditions, natural disasters, and events of political, technological, and scientific significance among others. Some important events that occurred on this day include Battle of Lechfeld, Battle of Maldon, Magellan Space Craft, Japan accepts Potsdam terms and surrender, Canada Announced Two military facilities Arctic,Beginning of Sweden Greenpeace,Slovakia Mine Explosion, etc.

Let’s discuss a few major Historical events in Today’s Historyi.e. August 10

1945: Japan accepts Potsdam terms, agrees to unconditional surrender

OnAugust 10, a day after the Nagasaki bombing, Japan submits its acquiescence to the Potsdam Conference terms of unconditional surrender, as President Harry S. Truman orders a halt to atomic bombing.

Emperor Hirohito, having remained distant from the decisions of prosecuting the war, rubber-stamping the War Council decisions, including the decision to bomb Pearl Harbor, finally felt compelled more to do. At the behest of two Cabinet members, the emperor summoned and presided over a special meeting of the Council and implored them to consider accepting Potsdam Conference terms, which meant unconditional surrender. “It seems obvious that the nation is no longer able to wage war, and its ability to defend its shores is doubtful.” The Council had been split over the surrender terms; half the members wanted assurances that the emperor would maintain his hereditary and traditional role during a post-war Japan before considering the surrender. But in light of the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, Nagasaki on August 9, and the Soviet invasion of Manchuria, as well as the emperor’s request that the Council “bear the unbearable,” Agree, Japan would surrender.

Today in Sports History

1981: Pete Rose sets National League hits record

On August 10, 1981, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies gets the 3,631sthit of his baseball career, breaking Stan Musial’s record for most hits by a National Leaguer. The record-breaking hit came in a baseball against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team with whom Musial had spent his entire baseball career, and the former hits king was on hand to congratulate Rose.August 10thmarked Major League Baseball’s return to play from a 7-week player strike. The strike had begun on June 12 over the issue of team compensation for free agents.

Reference:

  • history.com
  • britannica.com
  • sportshistoryweekly.com