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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.

July 24 OTD - Amelia Earhart
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Library of Congress

1897: Amelia Earhart, who would go on to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and set many other aviation records, is born in Atchison, Kan.


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