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On this day: July 10

POSTED: 08:02 AM PDT Jul 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 09, 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 - Joe Shuster
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DC Comics

1914: Artist Joe Shuster, the co-creator of the DC Comics character Superman (along with writer Jerry Siegel), first published in "Action Comics #1" in June 1938, is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Shuster and Siegel sold all rights to the character to DC Comics for $130 in March 1938 and fought a number of legal battles over ownership of the superhero the rest of their lives, eventually gaining recognition for their roles in creating him.

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