On this day: July 7

Published On: Jul 09 2013 12:26:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2014 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 - Sandra Day O'Connor
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1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States. She would be confirmed on Sept. 21 and sworn in on Sept. 25 to replace the retiring Potter Stewart.

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