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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 - Jelly Roll Morton
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1941: Legendary jazz pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton, born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, dies in Los Angeles. He's shown here around age 17 in 1906.

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