- India‘s first underwater train project in Kolkata under the Hugli river is about to be completed.
- Former President Pranab Mukherjee, was honoured with India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna.
- Every year 10th day of August is celebrated as International Biodiesel day.
Royal Observatory, Greenwich :
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (known as the Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO when the working institution moved from Greenwich to Herstmonceux after World War II) is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames.
- 1990 The Magellan spacecraft, also referred to as the Venus Radar Mapper, reached Venus fifteen months after its launch (May 5, 1989).
- 1989 Born : Brenton Thwaites, Australian actor known for his roles as Luke Gallagher in the series SLiDE and Jonas in the film The Giver.