This Day in History: Aug. 10

On this day, Aug. 10 ...

1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Also on this day:

  • 1861: Confederate forces rout Union troops in the Battle of Wilson's Creek in Missouri, the first major engagement of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River.
  • 1921: Franklin D. Roosevelt is stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello.
  • 1944: During World War II, American forces overcome remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.
FILE - In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case in Los Angeles. Fifty years ago Charles Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young hippie followers on a two-night killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and in the years since has come to represent the face of evil. On successive nights in August 1969, the so-called Manson family murdered seven people. (AP Photo/File)

FILE - In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case in Los Angeles. Fifty years ago Charles Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young hippie followers on a two-night killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and in the years since has come to represent the face of evil. On successive nights in August 1969, the so-called Manson family murdered seven people. (AP Photo/File)

  • 1969: Leno and Rosemary LaBianca are murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people are slain.
  • 1975: TV personality David Frost announces he has purchased the exclusive rights to interview former President Richard Nixon.
  • 1988: President Ronald Reagan signs a measure providing $20,000 payments to still-living Japanese-Americans who were interned by their government during World War II.
  • 1995: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are charged with 11 counts in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 1995: Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announces she has joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
  • 2008: At the Beijing Olympics, Michael Phelps begins his long march toward eight gold medals by winning the 400-meter individual medley in 4:03.84 — smashing his own world record.
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2009 file photo, Kix Brooks, left, and Ronnie Dunn of the country music duo Brooks & Dunn, talk about their decision to stop performing together as they answer questions from the audience during a television taping in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2009 file photo, Kix Brooks, left, and Ronnie Dunn of the country music duo Brooks & Dunn, talk about their decision to stop performing together as they answer questions from the audience during a television taping in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

  • 2009: Country duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn post a message on their Web site announcing they had agreed to "call it a day" after 20 years of making music together.