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 - Kenny Irwin Jr
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2000: Race car driver Kenny Irwin Jr. dies as a result of injuries suffered in a crash during a practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Irwin had driven in all three NASCAR national touring series, and had two total victories, both in the Craftsman Truck Series. He was 30 years old.

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