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The foundation stone for the Royal Observatory in Greenwich England was laid in 1675.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Observatory,_Greenwich

The Louvre Museum opened on 10 August 1793
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre

The Smithsonian Institution was established on the 10th August 1846.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44354248/smithsonian-institution/



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The lowest air temperature (-93.2C) ever measured on the earth was recorded by satellite on August 10, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dome_A#Exploration



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The Vasa Swedish warship sank on 10 August 1628.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42473615/swedish-warship-vasa/



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The Discoverer 13 satellite was launched on 10 August 1960.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44354207/discoverer-13-satellite/

Lunar Orbiter 1 was launched in 1966.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Orbiter_1

The Magellan space probe reached Venus on August 10, 1990.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t37542529/magellan-spacecraft/

TOPEX/Poseidon was launched on August 10, 1992
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t5341732/topexposeidon/

KITSAT-1 was launched on August 10, 1992
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50368386/kitsat-1-satellite/

STS-105 Space Shuttle Discovery was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 10 August 2001.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-105

Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44353372/yuri-ivanovich-malenchenko/



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Frances 'Poppy' Northcutt (born August 10, 1943) was a 'computress' and member of the technical staff on the Apollo Program.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Northcutt

Wolfgang Paul (August 10, 1913 - December 7, 1993) was a German physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Paul

Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov (August 10, 1839 - May 27, 1896) was a Russian physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Stoletov

al-Falak (10 August 787 - 9 March 886), was a Persian astrologer, astronomer, and Islamic philosopher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ma%27shar_al-Balkhi

Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu (August 10, 1927 - August 19, 1982) was an Indian astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vainu_Bappu

Peter Mackenzie Millman (August 10, 1906 - December 11, 1990) was a Canadian astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Millman

William Joseph Hussey (August 10, 1862 - October 28, 1926) was an American astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hussey_(astronomer)

Leonid Vladimirovich Elenin (born 10 August 1981) is a Russian amateur astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonid_Elenin



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NGC 205 was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier on the 10th August 1773.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t8322343/messier-110/

NGC 4139 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 10th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58280968/ngc-4139/



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OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb's signature was first detected on August 10, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb

The binary nature of asteroid (90) Antiope was discovered on 10 August 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/90_Antiope#Properties

Comet C/1975 V1 (West) was discovered photographically by Richard M. West on August 10, 1975.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_West

The 1972 Great Daylight Fireball was an Earth-grazing meteoroid on August 10, 1972.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t14907382/grand-teton-meteor/



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Meteorites

The Slobodka (L4) meteorite fell in Smolenskaya oblast', Russia, on the 10th August 1818.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44354005/slobodka-meteorite/

The Archie (H6) meteorite fell in Missouri, USA, on the 10th August 1932.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t37542461/archie-meteorite/

The Piancaldoli (LL3.4) meteorite fell in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on the 10th August 1968.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44354016/piancaldoli-meteorite/

The Malakal (L5) meteorite fell in South Sudan, between 10 - 15th August 1970.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436054/malakal-meteorite/



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