On this day: July 10

POSTED: 08:02 AM PDT Jul 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 09, 2016 

The United States takes possession of the Sunshine State, Howard Hughes flies around the world, a new milestone is reached in space and a "classic" soft drink returns, all on this day.

OTD July 10 - Omar Sharif
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2015: Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, best known for movies such as "Lawrence of Arabia," "Doctor Zhivago" and "Funny Girl," dies of a heart attack at age 83 in Cairo, Egypt. Sharif earned an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe for his role in "Lawrence of Arabia," which was his first English language film.

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