The Old Farmer's Almanac daily calendar gives you quick reference for the significant events on any day throughout the year.
Tisha B'Av begins at nightfall on August 10 and lasts through the 11th. During this time, Jewish people mourn the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, beginning the people's exile and slavery. Tisha B'Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar and is observed by fasting and prayer.
Died 2004: Jerry Goldsmith (composer who created the memorable music for scores of classic movies and television shows ranging from Star Trek and Planet of the Apes to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Dr. Kildare)