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This Day in History: July 7th—Tennis, Tunes, and Sliced Bread

Take a trip on the Crane’s Mill Wayback Machine! Today is July 7, a date known for more than a few memorable moments.

There’s nothing like summer. Sure, we love spring, fall, and even winter has it’s moments (especially when you don’t ever have to worry about snow). Like clockwork, this time of year has us glued to our TV sets in the morning and early afternoon to catch live coverage of The Wimbledon Championships.

The oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon showcases the best in the sport serving and volleying on the legendary grass courts. This year, the tournament finished up yesterday (congrats to champions Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitová), but on this date in 1985, 29 years ago, Boris Becker became the youngest player in history to win the tournament. At age 17, Becker defeated Kevin Curren in four sets to win The Cup.

As we dial Wayback Machine a few more years into the past, we head to 1954, when 60 years ago Elvis Presley made his radio debut with “That’s All Right.”

How did the expression "the best thing since sliced bread" come to be? Email us your answers!

Finally, we go all the way back to July 7, 1928, when the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri sold sliced bread for the very first time! It’s hard to believe it’s only been 86 years.

That got us thinking, when did the expression “the best thing since sliced bread” come to be? If you have an answer, or a guess, we’d love to hear from you. Please click here send us an email, we may feature your answer in an upcoming Crane’s Mill Courier post!