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 - Gustav Mahler
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1860: Composer Gustav Mahler is born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire. Mahler was known as one of the leading conductors of his generation, but his own music only gained wide popularity, after periods of relative neglect, following his death.

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