Monday OT: August 10 is Revolutionary
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Talkin' 'bout a Revolution
On August 10, 1585, Queen Elizabeth of England signed a treaty of support for the "Dutch Rebels", an outgrowth of the Water Geuzen. They had, at the time, no homeland but were fighting against Spain which occupied and ruled the low countries. When finally victorious, they founded the Dutch Republic. This pissed off Phillip the Sap so much that he started the Anglo-Spanish was and dropped a bundle on the the Spanish Armada.
On August 10, 1680, under the leadership of Po Pay or Pope', the indigenous pueblo people began a revolt against the Spanish colonial rule of Santa Fe de Nuevo México. This was a Spanish province generally located in the area currently known as New Mexico but larger than today's State. The Pueblo revolutionaries killed some 400 Spaniards and drove the remaining 2,200 settlers out of the province. The Spaniards were unable to reconquer the area for twelve years.
August 10, 1782 was the birthday of aptly named insurgent leader Vicente Guerrero.
Though the Pueblo Revolution doesn't get a lot of ink in the "World History" books, part of the date does.The 10th of August is often used to denote the Storming of the Tuileries Palace in 1792, ending the French monarchy with the arrest of Louis XVI.
In between those last two events we find the effective date, so to speak, of the revolt of the 13 North American colonies against England. Though the US Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, news of that event did not reach England until August 10, 1776.
On this day in history:
1270 – Yekuno Amlak took the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power.
1519 – Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe.
1585 – The Treaty of Nonsuch was signed by Elizabeth I of England and the Dutch Rebels. This was the first internatinal treaty signed by the Rebels (against Spain) and who would become the Dutch Republic.
1628 – The Vasa sank the Stockholm harbor after only 20 minutes or so
1675 – The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory was laid.
1680 – The Pueblo Revolt began in Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
1741 – King Marthanda Varma of Travancore defeated the Dutch East India Company at Colachel, ending Dutch colonial rule in India.
1755 – The British Army began to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies. Louisiana says merci!
1776 – Word of the US Declaration of Independence reached London.
1792 – The Storming of the Tuileries Palace
1793 – The Musée du Louvre officially opened .
1813 – The Instituto Nacional, Chile's oldest and most prestigious school, was founded,.
1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the US Congress
1897 – Felix Hoffmann discovered an improved way of synthesizing aspirin
1913 – Delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece signed the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Second Balkan War.
1949 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and renaming the War Department as the Department of Defense.
1953 – The French Union withdrew its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh. (But see 1961, below)
1954 – The groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway was held.
1961 – The U.S. Army began Operation Ranch Hand, spraying an estimated 20 million US gallons of defoliants and herbicides over rural areas of South Vietnam and no doubt winning their hearts and minds in the process.
1988 – Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were interned in or relocated by the US during WW II.
2003 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom so far, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England.
Born this day in:
„Compañeros, this old man is my father. He has come to offer me rewards in the name of the Spaniards. I have always respected my father but my homeland comes first.“
— Vicente Guerrero
1782 – Vicente Guerrero, insurgent leader
1809 – John Kirk Townsend, ornithologist and explorer
1848 – William Harnett, Ipainter and educator
1872 – William Manuel Johnson, bassist
1889 – Charles Darrow, game designer, created Monopoly
1902 – Arne Tiselius, biochemist and academic,
1909 – Leo Fender, businessman
1913 – Wolfgang Paul, physicist and academic,
1922 – Al Alberts, pop singer (The Four Aces) and composer
1926 – Carol Ruth Vander Velde, mathematician
1927 – Jimmy Martin, singer and guitarist
1928 – Jimmy Dean, singer, actor, and businessman,
1928 – Eddie Fisher, singer and actor
1940 – Bobby Hatfield, singer and songwriter
1942 – Michael Pepper, physicist and engineer
1943 – Louise Forestier, singer, songwriter, and actress
1943 – Jimmy Griffin, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1943 – Michael Mantler, trumpet player and composer
1943 – Ronnie Spector, singer and songwriter
1947 – Ian Anderson, singer, songwriter, flautist, and guitarist
1950 – Patti Austin, singer and songwriter
1956 – Charlie Peacock, singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer
1957 – Fred Ho, saxophonist, composer, and playwright
1959 – Mark Price, drummer
1959 – Florent Vollant, singer and songwriter
1961 – Jon Farriss, drummer, songwriter, and producer
1962 – Julia Fordham, singer and songwriter
1964 – Aaron Hall, singer and songwriter
1964 – Kåre Kolve, saxophonist and composer
1967 – Todd Nichols, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
Died this day in:
"Yes, the women will do it. They don't feel as men do about war. Men think of the economic results; women think of the grief and pain, and the damage to the race. If we can bring women to feel that internationalism is higher than nationalism, then they won't stand by governments, they'll stand by humanity."
-- Aletta Jacobs
1862 – Hon'inbo Shusaku, Go player
1896 – Otto Lilienthal, pilot and engineer
1929 – Pierre Fatou, mathematician and astronomer
1929 – Aletta Jacobs, physician
1945 – Robert H. Goddard, physicist and engineer
1993 – Euronymous, singer, guitarist, and producer
2002 – Michael Houser, singer, songwrite,r and guitarist
2007 – James E. Faust, religious leader. That's Faust, as in Faustian.
2008 – Isaac Hayes, singer, songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
2011 – Billy Grammer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
2013 – Eydie Gormé, singer and actress
2013 – Jody Payne, singer and guitarist
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
National Lazy Day
International Biodiesel Day
World Lion Day
Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies
Fred Ho, with must hear intro
Image is public domain
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