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 - Simeon II of Bulgaria
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2001: Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as prime minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.


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