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 - Betty Ford
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2011: Betty Ford, the U.S. first lady from 1974 to 1977 during the presidency of her husband, President Gerald Ford, and the founder of the Betty Ford Center, dies of natural causes at age 93 in Rancho Mirage, California.

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