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August 10: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On August 10, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 222nd day of the Gregorian calendar is August 10th. Missouri became the 24th state of the United States on this day in 1821. Mount Rushmore was formally consecrated in 1927.

The tenth of August falls under the sign of Leo. On this day, Herbert Hoover, Antonio Banderas, and Kylie Jenner were born. National Lazy Day, National S’mores Day, and National Connecticut Day all fall on August 10th.

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Happy Birthday! (August 10, 1296)
John of Bohemia. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(August 10, 1844)
German scientist Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel inferred, based on the velocity of the brightest star Sirius, that it had an unseen companion.

(August 10, 1948)
After a year on the radio as Candid Microphone, Candid Camera makes its television debut. photo source: wikipedia.org

(August 10, 1990)
The Magellan spacecraft has arrived on Venus. photo source: wikimedia.org

(August 10, 2003)
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko was the first person to get married in space on the International Space Station when he wed Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas at the time. The wedding was conducted over a NASA satellite connection.

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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