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On This Day: August 10th

This is 222nd day of the year and 143 days remain in the year.

in history
1821
Missouri became the 24th state in the United States.
1846
The Smithsonian Institution was established in Washington, D.C., from funds left by British scientist James Smithson.
1921
Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on Campobello island.
1944
U.S. forces seized Guam from Japan.
1948
Candid Camera with Allen Funt debuted on television.
1988
President Reagan signed a bill that awarded $20,000 to each survivor of the Japanese-American internment.
1993
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice.
August 10 BirthdaysHerbert Hoover1874–1964, American President.
Jorge Amadoauthor
Antonio Banderasactor
Rosanna Arquetteactress
Norma Sheareractress



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