Aug 10, Fastrada (30), 3rd wife of French king Charlemagne, died.
Aug 10, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Aug 10, The 20-year-old woman, who accused Kobe Bryant of rape, filed a federal lawsuit in Denver against the NBA star. The lawsuit was later settled out of court; terms were not disclosed.
Aug 10, Welshwoman Nicole Cooke handed Britain their first gold of the Beijing Olympic Games when she won the women’s cycling road race.
Aug 10, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo on the fourth leg of her seven-nation African tour. Clinton said she would press Democratic Republic of Congo’s government to address the root causes of the conflict in the east and stop the use of women as “weapons of war.”
Aug 10, In Puerto Rico Coraly Campos feuded with her partner and told him he would never see the two children again. She then beat them, stabbed them with a kitchen knife and set the house afire. Her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son died in the attack in the city of Trujillo Alto. Campos also tried to kill herself. On March 11, 2011, Campos (21) was convicted of first-degree murder, child abuse, arson, domestic abuse and violation of weapons laws.