On this day: July 10

Published On: Jul 09 2012 10:02:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2014 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 - David Brinkley
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1920: David Brinkley (seen on the TV screen at left), a newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997, is born in Wilmington, North Carolina. He died at the age of 82 on June 11, 2003, from complications after a fall.

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