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 - London fire
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1212: The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground. Known as "the Great Fire of Southwark," the fire began directly to the south of London Bridge, destroying a cathedral (front center of photo) and damaging the bridge.

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