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On this day: July 7

Published On: Jul 09 2013 12:26:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Sliced bread goes on sale for the first time, Elvis Presley makes his radio debut, Led Zeppelin plays their last concert, Oliver North testifies at the Iran-Contra hearings, and Michael Jackson is remembered by family and friends, all on this day.

OTD July 7 - Alaska
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Encyclopaedia Britannica

1958: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law. The bill allowed Alaska to become the 49th U.S. state on Jan. 3, 1959.

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