On this day: July 10

Published On: 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.

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1989: Mel Blanc, best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" cartoon characters, dies of heart disease and emphysema at the age of 81 in Los Angeles, California.

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