Today is Friday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2012. There are 143 days left in the year.
On Aug. 10, 1962, Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man made his debut in issue 15 of “Amazing Fantasy” (Price: 12 cents).
On this date:
In 1680, Pueblo Indians launched a successful revolt against Spanish colonists in present-day New Mexico.
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.)
In 1821, Missouri became the 24th state.
In 1846, President James Polk signed a measure establishing the Smithsonian Institution.
In 1874, Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, was born in West Branch, Iowa.
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who’d been interned by their government during World War II.