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July 10: 1934—FDR visits Colombia and becomes the first sitting president to visit South America. 1962—The first communications satellite, Telstar, is launched. Born: The predestined John Calvin (1509.) Teddy Bear Picnic Day.

July 11: 1735—Moving up in the planetary charts, Pluto goes from ninth to the eight planet most distant from the sun. 1927—Married couple Henry Thompson and Florence LaGuardia Thompson are credited with never having an argument or disagreement during their entire marriage. Many attribute this to their being struck by lightning at their wedding reception. 1992—Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot speaking an NAACP event insults hi...

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