On Aug. 10, 1792, during the French Revolution, Mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resided.
In 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government.
In 1821, Missouri became the 24th state.
In 1861, Confederate forces routed Union troops in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in Missouri.
In 1944, during World War II, American forces overcame remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.
In 1964, 13 year-old Little Stevie Wonder started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Fingertips part II’, making him the youngest singer to top the charts.
In 1977, postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, New York, accused of being “Son of Sam,” the gunman who killed six people and wounded 7 others in the New York City area.
In 1978, three teenage girls die after their 1973 Ford Pinto is rammed from behind by a van and bursts into flames on an Indiana highway. The fatal crash was one of a series of Pinto accidents that caused a national scandal during the 1970s.
In 1996, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2019, Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell at a New York City jail; he was later pronounced dead at a hospital.