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This Day in History for August 10 – Smithsonian Chartered and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1793 – The Musée du Louvre officially opens in Paris (More info)

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000 (More info)

1948 – ‘Candid Camera’ makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as ‘Candid Microphone’ (More info)

1977 – In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz — aka Son of Sam — is arrested for a series of murders in the New York City area (More info)

1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the second female US Supreme Court justice (More info)

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