Berlin – The current calendar sheet for August 10, 2020:
33rd calendar week, 223rd day of the year
143 days until the end of the year
Leo astrological sign
Name of the day: Astrid, Laurentius, Philomena
2019 – American entrepreneur Jeffrey Epstein, accused of assaulting underage girls, kills himself in his prison cell in New York.
2018 – Irish low cost airline Ryanair hit by the toughest pilots’ strike in its history. Around 400 out of 2,400 flights are canceled, including 250 in Germany. Around 55,000 passengers across Europe are affected, including 42,000 in Germany.
2010 – Same-sex partners cannot be treated less well than married couples under the civil service survivor’s pension. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) issued two judgments with which it implemented the demands of the Federal Constitutional Court.
2005 – Iran puts the uranium conversion facility near Isfahan into full service. The country had previously rejected the EU’s proposals for a cooperation agreement. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is calling for the decision to be overturned.
1995 – The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that crucifixes in public schools fundamentally violate the freedom of religion guaranteed by the Basic Law.
1985 – Michael Jackson acquires ATV Music for $ 47.5 million and therefore the rights to 251 Beatles compositions.
1925 – Europe’s first seaplane route opens between the Elbe towns of Dresden and Altona, which is not yet part of Hamburg.
1920 – The peace treaty between Turkey and the Allies in Sèvres (France) ends the supremacy of the former Ottoman Empire in the East and in the Balkans. Turkey shrinks to a tenth of its previous area.
955 – The King of East Franconia and later Emperor Otto the Great defeated the Hungarians in the battle on the Lechfeld near Augsburg. Further incursions of the Magyars into the empire are stopped.
1960 – Antonio Banderas (60), Spanish actor (“The 13th warrior”)
1950 – Patti Austin (70), American pop and jazz singer (“For Ella”)
1940 – Les Humphries, British composer and pop musician, founder of the Humphries Singers (“Mama Loo”), died in 2007
1940 – Marie Versini (80 years old), French actress, (plays Winnetou’s sister “Nscho-tschi” in Karl May’s films)
1938 – Grit Boettcher (82), German actress (“Ein verrücktes Paar”)
DAYS OF DEATH
2010 – David Wolper, American director (“Die Brücke von Remagen”, “Roots”), b. 1928
1970 – Bernd Alois Zimmermann, German composer (opera “The soldiers”), b. 1918
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