On this day: July 10

POSTED: 9:02 AM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jul 10 2013

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 - Howard Hughes
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Library of Congress

1938: Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world, beating the previous record by more than four hours.

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