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In 1577, Sir Francis Drake of England set out with five ships on a nearly three-year journey that would take him around the world.

1964: In El Paso, Texas, President Lyndon Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion that diverted the Rio Grande, reshaping the U.S.-Mexican border and ending a century-old dispute.

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1993: The space shuttle Endeavour returned from its mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

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