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On this day: July 23

POSTED: 8:00 PM Jul 22 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 23 2014

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

OTD July 23 - Sally Ride dies
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NASA

2012: Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, dies following a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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