On this day: July 8

Published On: Jul 02 2013 02:59:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2014 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 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin
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1838: Ferdinand Adolf August Heinrich Count von Zeppelin, the inventor and aviation pioneer who built the first rigid dirigible airships, named Zeppelins, is born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden (now part of Germany).

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