August 10th-This Day In History

August 10 is the 222nd day of the year. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

The term 'the 10th of August' is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.

+ 1821 – Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.

+ 1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.

+ 1856 – The Last Island hurricane strikes Louisiana, resulting in over 200 deaths.

+ 1948 – Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

+ 1981 – Murder of Adam Walsh: The head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.

+ 1990 – The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.

+ 1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.

( Births )

+ 1874 – Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)

+ 1928 – Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)

+ 1940 – Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

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