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On This Day — August 10th

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August 10th is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 143 days remaining until the end of the year.

The term ‘the 10th of August’ is widely used by historians as a shorthand for the Storming of the Tuileries Palace on the 10th of August, 1792, the effective end of the French monarchy until it was restored in 1814.

Events

1755 – The first wave of the Expulsion of the Acadians from the present-day Canadian Maritime provinces by the British began with the Bay of Fundy Campaign at Chignecto.

1793 – The Louvre, today the world’s most visited museum, officially opened in Paris with an exhibition of 537 paintings and 184 objets d’art.

1897 – German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovered an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).

1953 – First Indochina War: The French Union withdrew its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central modern-day Vietnam.

1988 – Japanese American internment: The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 became law, authorizing US$20,000 in reparations to each surviving internee.

Celebrity Birthdays

Zorro Actor Antonio Banderas turns 58

Justin Theroux turns 47

Angie Harmon turns 46

Brenton Thwaites turns 29

Kylie Jenner turns 21

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