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 - Cape Canaveral
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NASA

1950: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket. Bumper rockets carried small payloads up to altitudes of almost 400 kilometers, allowing them to measure attributes including air temperature and cosmic ray impacts.

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