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On this day: July 10

POSTED: 11:02 AM Jul 09 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 10 2014

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 - Hurricane Dennis
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2005: Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.

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Study: Heavy metal soothes listeners

A study by Australia's University of Queensland found that aggressive music, such as heavy metal and punk, may actually help soothe angry listeners

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