A Week in History: The Statue of Liberty, Arthur Ashe, and Sandra Day O'Connor

President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor and Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, La.

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A look back at the week in history

July 4, 2009 The Statue of Liberty’s crown reopens for the first time since the September 11 attacks.

July 5, 1975 Tennis player Arthur Ashe becomes the first African-American man to win Wimbledon.

July 7, 1981 President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court.

July 8, 1950 Gen. Douglas MacArthur is named head of the U.N. Command in Korea.

July 9, 1982 Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, La., killing 153 people.