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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 - Machu Picchu
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1911: Yale University historian Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Peru's Machu Picchu, which he terms "the Lost City of the Incas." For the hundreds of years between the downfall of the Inca and the rediscovery of Machu Picchu, only the local peasants knew about the place.


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