On this day: July 24

POSTED: 10:23 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2016 

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 - 1980 Olympics
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1980: The self-named "Quietly Confident Quartet" of Australia wins the men's 4 x 100 meter medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level since its inception in 1960. The United States boycotted the Moscow Olympics in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


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