August 10 in history

August 10, 2009

On August 10:

1814 Swiss industrialist Henri Nestle was born.

 

1840 The captain of HMS Britomart raised a Union Jack at Akaroa to confirm British sovereignty a week before a shipload of French colonists landed.

1948 Candid Camera made its television debut.

Sourced from Wikipedia & NZ History Online.


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