On this day: July 10

Posted: 11:02 AM EDT Jul 09, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 10, 2015

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 as a Category 3 storm. The first major hurricane of the season, it caused at least 89 deaths (42 direct) in the U.S. and Caribbean and caused $2.23 billion in damages to the United States.

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