On this day: July 10

Published: Jul 09 2012 11:02:43 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Hurricane Dennis
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2005: Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.

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