On this day: July 10

Published On: Jul 09 2012 10:02:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The United States takes possession of the Sunshine State, Howard Hughes flies around the world, a new milestone is reached in space and a "classic" soft drink returns, all on this day.

OTD July 10 - Fred Gwynne
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1926: Actor Fred Gwynne, best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms "Car 54, Where Are You?" and "The Munsters," is born in New York City. He was also known for his later roles in the movies "Pet Sematary," "Cotton Club" and "My Cousin Vinny." He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on July 2, 1993.

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