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 - Hughes XF-11
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1946: Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills, California, neighborhood during its maiden flight. The crash destroyed several homes and left Hughes seriously injured, including a crushed collarbone, multiple cracked ribs, crushed chest with collapsed left lung, and numerous third-degree burns.

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