Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This Day in Recent History ~ July 7

This Day in Recent History ~ July 7
Let's look at a few of the happenings on this day in modern history....
1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.
1954 – Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right."
1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor's 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

1927 ~ Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen is born.

1946 – Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.

1956 - Johnny Cash makes his first appearance on "Grand Ole Opry" and meets June Carter.

1940 ~ Ringo Starr is born.

1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1947 – The Roswell incident, the (supposed) crash of an alien spaceship near Roswell in New Mexico.

1944 – World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.

1949 ~ Shelley Alexis Duvall is born.

1907 ~ Robert Anson Heinlein is born.

(July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988)

1952 – The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.

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