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This Day in History for July 7 – US Annexes Hawaii and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The US begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300 (More info)

1898 – President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States (More info)

1928 – Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri (More info)

1954 – Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis plays his first recording for Sun Records, ‘That’s All Right’ (More info)

1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon, at age 17 (More info)

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