Events, August 10th

August 10th:

1792 – King Louis XVI was taken into custody by mobs during the French Revolution. He was executed the following January after being put on trial for treason. 

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress. The “Nation’s Attic” was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson. 

1859 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the first milk inspectors were appointed. 

1869 – The motion picture projector was patented by O.B. Brown. 

1885 – The first electric streetcar, to be used commercially, was operated in Baltimore, Maryland by Leo Daft. 

1927 – Mount Rushmore was formally dedicated. The individual faces of the presidents were dedicated later. 

1945 – The day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced they would surrender. The only condition was that the status of Emperor Hirohito would remain unchanged.

1948 – On ABC, “Candid Camera” made its TV debut. The original title was “Candid Microphone”.

2003 – Ekaterina Dmitriev and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko were married. Malenchenko was about 240 miles above the earth in the international space station. It was the first-ever marriage from space. (Image Courtesy of allrus.me)

(Source: on-this day.com)

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