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August 10 in History

Update: August, 10/2012 - 09:40

 

941

Birth of Le Hoan (died 1005), Vietnamese general who later founded the Tien Le (Earlier Le) dynasty (980-1009) in Viet Nam. He successfully led the resistance war against the Sung in 981.

1792

The French monarchy is overthrown as mobs in Paris attack the palace of King Louis XVI.

1913

Bulgaria signs the Treaty of Bucharest with the Balkan allies Greece, Serbia, Montenegro and Romania, ending the second Balkan war.

1944

The Viet Minh (Viet Nam Independence League) calls on the Vietnamese people to take up arms and contribute money to buy weapons to fight against Japanese occupation.

1962

The Central Committee of the National Front for Liberation of South Viet Nam announces a policy of neutrality, emphasising its anti-US aggression.

1964

Viet Nam and Indonesia establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level.

1969

Liberation forces in Ben Tre Province begin a series of attacks to US-Sai Gon military positions in major townships, killing and capturing over 1,600 troops.

1994

US Congress decides to lift the embargo towards Viet Nam.

2005

Police in Brazil examine fingerprints and other evidence left behind by thieves who stole US$67.8 million from the Central Bank in one of the world's biggest heists.

2006

British authorities thwart an alleged terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up 10 aircraft heading to the US using explosives smuggled in hand luggage.

2010

Scottish lawmakers demand that their government publish full details of the medical advice that led to the release from prison of the Lockerbie bomber almost a year ago. — AP/REUTERS

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