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This day in history

Today is Friday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2018. There are 143 days left in the year.

Birthdays: Actress Rhonda Fleming is 95. Singer Ronnie Spector is 75. Actor James Reynolds is 72. Jethro Tull singer-flutist Ian Anderson is 71. Actress Rosanna Arquette is 59. Actor Antonio Banderas is 58. Boxer Riddick Bowe is 51. Actress Angie Harmon is 46. Shovels Rope singer Cary Ann Hearst is 39.

In 1792, during the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resided. (The king was later arrested, put on trial for treason, and executed.)

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In 1846, President Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution.

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In 1921, Franklin Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.

In 1969, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson’s cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain.

In 1975, David Frost announced he had purchased the exclusive rights to interview former president Nixon.

In 1977, postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being ‘‘Son of Sam,’’ the gunman who killed six people in the New York City area. (Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences.)

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In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the Supreme Court.

In 2006, British authorities said they had thwarted a plot to simultaneously blow up 10 aircraft heading to the United States using explosives smuggled in hand luggage.

In 2008, at the Beijing Olympics, Michael Phelps began his long march toward eight gold medals by winning the 400-meter individual medley in 4:03.84 — smashing his own world record.

Last year, President Trump, continuing his criticism of Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell following the failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, suggested McConnell might have to rethink his future as majority leader unless he could deliver on Trump’s priorities on health care, taxes, and infrastructure. North Korea’s military described as a ‘‘load of nonsense’’ Trump’s warning that the North would face ‘‘fire and fury’’ if it threatened the United States.