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

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

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

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress (More info)

1948 – ‘Candid Camera’ makes its television debut (More info)

1961 – Agent Orange is first used by the US Army in Vietnam (More info)

1977 – David Berkowitz, aka Son of Sam, is arrested for a series of murders in New York (More info)

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