This Day In History: 08/10/1846 - Smithsonian Created - HISTORY

This Day In History: 08/10/1846 - Smithsonian Created

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The Smithsonian Institute was created by James Polk, with the Missouri Compromise the 24th state was created, FDR came down with polio, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg was named a Supreme Court Justice in This Day in History video. The date is August 10th. President Roosevelt went to sleep on Campobello Island with a fever and woke up the next morning paralyzed with polio.

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