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 - Jake LaMotta
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1921: Boxer Jake LaMotta, the former World Middleweight Champion whose life story was portrayed in the movie "Raging Bull," is born in The Bronx, New York. LaMotta is especially known for his five fights with Sugar Ray Robinson. Although he lost four of the five fights, he won the second fight in 1943 via unanimous decision, giving Robinson the first defeat of his career.

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