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This Day in History for August 10

This Day In History1622 – John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges receive a land patent of the Province of Maine.

1776 – American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

1821 – Missouri admitted as 24th US state.

1833 – Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200.

1846 – US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex.

1869 – O.B. Brown patents moving picture projecter.

1889 – Dan Ryland patents screw cap.

1921 – FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Island of Campobello.

1949 – US National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense.

1960 – Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space.

1966 – 1st lunar orbiter launched by US.

1971 – Twins’ Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 HRs, & adds his 51st.

1977 – Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, NY, accused of being “Son of Sam” 44 caliber killer.

1981 – Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes.

1994 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice.

1996 – Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate.

2006 – Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft traveling from United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.

2017 – US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency.

2017 – 100 year-old fruit cake by Huntley & Palmer deemed “almost eatable” after being discovered in hut used by Captain Scott’s expedition in Antarctica.

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