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07/07/1928 Sliced bread is sold for the first time

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Sliced Bread: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius

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This Week in History: Invention of Sliced Bread

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July 7th. As Good As Sliced Bread.

Sliced bread is a loaf of bread that has been sliced with a machine and packaged for convenience. It was first sold in 1928, advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". This led to the popular phrase "greatest thing since sliced bread".