On this day: July 8

Published On: Jul 02 2013 02:59:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The U.S. Air Force begins accepting female recruits, the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack falls from No. 1 after six months, LeBron makes "The Decision," and the last space shuttle mission launches, all on this day.

OTD July 8 - Douglas MacArthur
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Harry S. Truman Library

1950: President Harry Truman appoints Gen. Douglas MacArthur as commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.

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