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.

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Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute

1948: The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force. The first WAF recruit was Sgt. Esther Blake who enlisted in the first minute that regular Air Force duty was authorized for women.

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