10 August It Happened Today
1846 The Smithsonian Institute is established in Washington.
1874 Birth of American president Herbert Hoover.
1885 The first Promenade Concert is held in London, organised by Sir Henry Wood.
1896 Death of German aviation pioneer Otto Lilenthal, in a glider crash.
1949 John George Haigh, the “acid bath” murderer, is hanged in Wandsworth Prison in London.
1969 American actress Sharon Tate is found murdered in her Hollywood home.
1984 American athlete Mary Decker falls over the leg of barefoot runner Zola Budd in the final of the 3000m at the Los Angeles Olympics.