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On this day: July 8

Published On: Jul 02 2013 02:59:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The U.S. Air Force begins accepting female recruits, the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack falls from No. 1 after six months, LeBron makes "The Decision," and the last space shuttle mission launches, all on this day.

OTD July 8 - Kim Jong-il
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1994: Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung, who had led the country since its establishment in 1948.

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