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 - Satchel Paige
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1906: Baseball pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige, the first player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame based upon his play in the Negro leagues, is born in Mobile, Alabama. Paige began his professional career in 1926 with the Chattanooga Black Lookouts of the Negro Southern League, one of nine Negro league teams he played for before making his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 at the age of 42, making him the oldest rookie to play in MLB at the age of 42. He also played in the MLB for the St. Louis Browns and Kansas City Athletics. He died of a heart attack at age 75 on June 8, 1982.

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