On this day: July 24

POSTED: 10:23 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2014 

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 - Saving Private Ryan
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1998: Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan," starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns and Tom Sizemore, premieres in theaters. The film would end up being nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and win five, including Best Director for Spielberg.

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