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On this day: August 10

POSTED: 09:56 AM PDT Aug 07, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 09, 2012 

Magellan sets sail, "Candid Camera" moves to TV, the "Son of Sam" is arrested, and Michael Phelps earns his first gold in Beijing, all on this day.

OTD August 10 - Smithsonian
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1846: The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress thanks to a $500,000 bequest from the estate of British scientist James Smithson.

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