Today in History: August 10


Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 10:

1913 - The Treaty of Bucharest was signed between Bulgaria and the Balkan allies Greece, Serbia, Montenegro and Romania, ending the second Balkan war.

1920 - After World War One, Turkey and the Allied powers signed the Treaty of Sevres, which relieved Turkey of control of much of the land ruled by the Ottoman Empire.

1994 - The Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasrin, fleeing death threats at home from extremist Muslims who accused her of insulting Islam, arrived in Sweden.

2000 - A Polish court ruled that President Aleksander Kwasniewski had not been an informant of the communist-era security service, averting a political crisis.

2003 - The first wedding in space took place between Yuri Malenchenko, Russian commander of the International Space Station, and Yekaterina Dmitriyeva, on the ground in Texas.

2003 - Hottest day ever recorded in Britain, with temperatures soaring to 37.9 degrees Celsius (100.2 Fahrenheit)

2004 - Libya agreed to pay $35 million compensation to more than 160 non-American victims of the 1986 bombing of a West Berlin nightclub.

2004 - Humpback whale stranded on Brazil's Jurujuba beach dies after three days of attempted rescue efforts.

2005 - Guinea-Bissau's electoral commission declared former army ruler Joao Bernardo Vieira the winner of a disputed presidential election.

2008 - Oscar-winning soul singer Isaac Hayes who, along with Al Green, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, was one of the dominant black artists in the early 1970s, died.

2012 - Women's U.S. 4 x 100m relay team set new world record as they win Olympic race.