10 August 2023: This day in history

612 BC: Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of Nineveh.

610: In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur’an

1497: John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to “Asia”

1675: King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London

1846: US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex


Source: Onthisday.com

About the author

Related Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *