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On this day: July 24

POSTED: 10:23 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2013 

An aviation pioneer is born, a lost city is rediscovered, a famous comedy duo performs together for the first time, George Brett flips out, and Apollo 11 splashes down, all on this day.

OTD July 24 - Martin Van Buren
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

1862: Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841, dies of bronchial asthma and heart failure in Kinderhook, N.Y., at age 79. Van Buren also served as vice president and secretary of state, both under President Anderw Jackson.


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