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 - Lincoln conspirators
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1865: Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt, four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, are hanged at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Surratt was the first woman executed by the United States government.

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