On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan, fulfilling a campaign promise to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court, nominates Arizona Court of Appeals justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Her appointment was unanimously approved by the Senate in September, making her the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice. O'Connor was known for right-leaning moderate stances until her retirement in 2005. On July 7, 1912 at the Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, U.S. athlete Jim Thorpe wins the pentathlon. The Oklahoma native wins the 5-trial event in a runaway, winning the broad jump, 200 meters, discus throw and 1,500 meters before placing third in the javelin. Thorpe also competes in the high jump and long jump on the same day, failing to medal in either event. But he followed up his pentathlon gold later in the Games by winning the decathlon, breaking the Olympic record for total points scored in the event. Thorpe would be presented his decathlon gold by Swedish King Gustaf V, who (legend has it) told Thorpe he was the greatest athlete in the world. Thorpe allegedly replied, 'Thanks, King." On July 7, 1946, recent U.S. Naval Academy graduate James Earl Carter marries his college sweetheart, Eleanor Rosalynn Smith, in their hometown of Plains, GA. The couple lived the life of a career Navy couple for the next 7 years until "Jimmy" retired from the Navy to take over the family peanut farm on the death of his father. He also entered politics, eventually winning the Governor's seat of Georgia in 1970, before winning the Presidency in a dark horse campaign in 1976. Rosalynn's cause during her husband's one-term administration was human rights, which the couple continued following their time in Washington by opening the Carter Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. They also became highly active with Habitat for Humanity. Today is Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's 75th anniversary, the longest-married First Couple in U.S. history. They still live in their hometown of Plains, GA.