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 - John D Rockefeller
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1839: Industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, who became the world's richest man and the first American worth more than $1 billion, is born in Richford, New York. In 1870, Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry and was the first great U.S. business trust.

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