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On this day: June 10

Published On: Jun 06 2013 05:54:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 10 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first SOS signal is sent, the Six-Day War ends, Spencer Tracy and Ray Charles die, the Apple II computer goes on sale, and Affirmed becomes the last horse to capture the Triple Crown, all on this day.

OTD June 10 - Spirit rover
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2003: The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. The rover would land successfully on Mars on Jan. 4, 2004. It performed geological analysis of Martian rocks and planetary surface features, logging nearly five miles on the planet's surface, before becoming stuck in late 2009. Its last communication with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010.

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