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Today in History for July 10th

USATODAY.com Friday, 10 July 2020
Today in History for July 10thHighlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies. (July 10)
 
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