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.
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+ 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)