On this day: July 7

Published On: Jul 09 2013 12:26:27 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2016 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 - Robert Heinlein
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1907: Science-fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, known for novels such as "Starship Troopers," "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," is born in Butler, Missouri. Heinlein, seen here signing autographs at the 1976 World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City, died of emphysema and heart failure at age 80 on May 8, 1988.

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