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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining August 10. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is August 10 so important!

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  1. On the 10 August, 1901, two academics believe they accidentally time traveled back to 1792 and one of the pair believe that she saw Marie Antoinette.

  2. The most recognizable machine gun of The First World War, the Vickers Machine Gun, had such outstanding reliability that during action in August 1916 a British Machine Gun Corp fired 10 guns continuously for 12 hours. Using 100 barrels they fired 1 million rounds without a single failure.

  3. He was serving as technical officer in communications during that Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey when, on 10 August 1915, he was killed by a sniper.

  4. On August 16, 1858, when the first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid, communication time between Europe and America was reduced from ~10 days to just a few minutes. This specific telegraph cable could transmit about 0.1 words per minute.

  5. The battle occurred on August 10, 1861.

  6. On the 27th of August 1883 the loudest noise in recorded history came from a volcanic eruption that had a force 10,000 times that of a hydrogen bomb.

  7. On august 10, 2018, an airplane was stolen from Sea–Tac Airport in Washington by 29-y-old Richard Russell, a ground service agent with no piloting experience. He flew around for 1h15min, kept radio contact, did a succesfull barrel roll, then crashed on an island purposely, killing only himself

  8. August 10, 1888 a balloon powered by Daimler's engine flew over Seelberg.

  9. Fruit of cucumbertree is aggregate of knobby, reddish follicles filled with 10 to 60 seed. Fruit ripens during August and September.

  10. Auguste Piccard, a Swiss physicist who invented a balloon and reached a record altitude of 9.8 miles in 1931. He then redesigned the balloon to be used underwater, and reached a record-breaking depth of 10,335ft in 1953.

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10 year old Austrian girl Natascha Kampusch was abducted on 2 March 1998 and was abused and held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil until she escaped on 23 August 2006. She cried when her abductor committed suicide and owns and visits the house where she was held captive.

Female lays 10 to 20 leathery eggs during the summer. Babies emerge from the eggs usually during the autumn (between August and October). They are 8 to 12 inches long and need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

Flocks composed of between 10 and 70 pairs of birds will mate from April to August. Both male and female are in charge for nesting and incubation of eggs. Nests are made out of the sand, mud, feathers, pebbles and vegetation.

Parsnip is usually harvested 6 months after sowing (during the first year of growth). Ideal time for the harvest is determined by the size of taproot. Parsnip of the best quality is usually 6 to 10 inches long and available from August to March in the markets around the world.

The first woman to summit Mt. Rainier in Washington was a schoolteacher/journalist named Fay Fuller, who reached the top on August 10, 1890. She later had a peak in the park named in her honor.

General Arthur Currie, Commander of the Canadian Corps in WWI and one of the Western Front's top strategists, embezzled $10,000(~$250,000 today) to save himself from bankruptcy following a real estate market decline in British Columbia in July of 1914, 5 days before the war started, August 4th.

A man roller-skated from Chicago to D.C. (685 Miles) to attend Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech. Left Chicago August 17, 1963 and 10 Days Later Arrived at Lincoln Memorial.

Hungary suffered the worst hyperinflation in recorded history. When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, the total value of all Hungarian banknotes in circulation amounted to 1/1,000 of one US dollar. The exchange rate from pengo to florint was 4×10^29 pengő for 1 florint.

April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10) and December 12 (12/12) all fall on the same day of the year. Also, 5/9, 9/5, 7/11, and 11/7. For this year, that is, Saturday.

In Hadamar, a center used by the Nazis to murder disabled persons, the staff held in August 1941 a drunken celebration for the 10,000th person they killed

On August 10, 1984 the movie Red Dawn was released and was the first movie to ever receive a PG-13 rating.

GPS dates use a 10-bit field week number starting from January 6, 1980, accommodating 1,024 weeks (~19.6 years). It rolled over on August 21, 1999. Modernized GPS navigation messages use a 13-bit field, accommodating 8,192 weeks (157 years), thus lasting until 2137.

August's original name in Latin was Sextilis because it was the sixth month in the original 10-month Roman calendar. At the time, the first month was March.

The Great Daylight Fireball was an Earth-grazing fireball that passed within 57 kilometres (35 mi; 187,000 ft) of Earth's surface on August 10, 1972. One observer was able to record it on this film. Its appearance and trajectory showed the object was about 3–14 m (10–45 ft) in diameter.

The Dole Air Race, was an ill-fated air race across the Pacific Ocean from northern California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927. In all, before, during, and after the race, 10 lives were lost and 6 airplanes were total losses. Only 2 of 8 planes successfully landed in Hawaii.

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station became the first American astronauts to eat Red Romaine lettuce that was grown in space on 10 August 2015.