Today in History - July 14

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Rep. Gerald Ford, of Michigan, puffs on his pipe in January, 1969. The House Republican Leader was waiting to appear on a national television program in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo)

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The Duchess of York points out an incident to Lord Louis Mountbatten during the races at the British Motor Boat Club at Hendon, England, July 14, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Winston Churchill speaks on July 14, 1941. Location unknown. (AP Photo)

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Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England arriving at Victoria Station in London, England on July 14, 1931. He has just attended the Bankers Conference in Basle. (AP Photo/Len Putnam)

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Howard Hughes, wearing suit and hat, facing camera, and his crew of four men are greeted by a crowd as they arrive at Floyd Bennett Airport in New York, July 14, 1938. Hughes set a new record of 3 days, 19 hours and 17 minutes on his around-the-world flight in a special Lockheed 14. (AP Photo)

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FILE- In this undated photo folk singer Woody Guthrie plays his guitar. It was 75 years ago that Guthrie traveled across Washington and Oregon, composing 26 songs that extolled the virtues of Washington State's Grand Coulee Dam and the electricity it produced. It was one of the most productive months of Guthrie's career, and will be celebrated Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the giant dam on the Columbia River. (AP Photo, file)

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Golfer Bobby Jones holds his trophy after winning the U.S. Open at the Interlachen Country Club in Hopkins, Minn., on July 14, 1930. (AP Photo)

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American aviator Howard Hughes, center, is escorted by Grover Whalen, left, president of the New York World's Fair, following his arrival at Floyd Bennett Field in New York, July 14, 1938. Hughes set a new record on his around-the-world flight, 3 days, 19 hours and 17 minutes. (AP Photo)

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Two South African women airplane spotters, one with binoculars, find a ship in the sky in South Africa, July 14, 1942. While one keeps the craft in sight through the glasses, the other checks its speed and height. (AP Photo)

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First Lord of the Admiralty Sir Samual Hoare, in flying kit, prepares to be flown to HMS Courageous, which is cruising off the Isle of Wight, from Hendon Aerodrome, England, on July 14, 1936. (AP Photo/Putnam)

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19-year-old Jackie Mitchell, left, of the House of David baseball team, speaks to her team mates, Harry Lauper, center and an unidentified player, while in New York, July, 14, 1933. Mitchell is reported to be the first and only female to have had a contract in organized baseball with the Chattanooga Lookouts. Her contract was cancelled by baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis after he heard she struck-out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig during an exhibition game in Chattanooga in 1931. (AP Photo)

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Former U.S. president Calvin Coolidge plows the field during his brief vacation at his family homestead at Plymouth, Vt., on July 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Crown Prince Simeon infant heir to the throne of Bulgaria, was baptised in the Court Chapel at Sofia on July 12. King Boris and members of the Royal family were amongst those present. The baby Prince Simeon with his sister, Princess Marie-Louise, just after the baptism in Sofia, on July 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Ruth Whitney Talley who, about 3,000 times a year, signs “Franklin D. Roosevelt” to land patents for the Interior Department, exhibits the official document she signs in Washington on July 14, 1943. “There’s no deception, though,” Mrs. Talley who hails from Pierre, S.D., explains, “I don’t attempt to imitate his signature, but sign in my own handwriting with my name underneath.” (AP Photo)

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Sweden's Princess Margaretha, daughter of Prince Gustav Adolf and Princess Sybilla, in Stockholm, on July 14, 1936, having a ride in her pram. (AP Photo)

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Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, gives his world famous V-sign, as he drives through cheering inhabitants of the town of Metz, in France, on July 14, 1946, to take part in the Bastille Day celebrations. With him is Robert Schuman, the French Minister of Finance. (AP Photo)

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Gov. Calvin Coolidge milks a cow at his father's home in Vermont on July 14, 1920. (AP Photo)

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Charles Chaplin, Jr., left, 7, and Sydney Earle, 6, children of Charles and Lita Gray Chaplin, movie stars, as they left Pennsylvania Station in New York on July 14, 1932 en route to the Pacific coast. They were accompanied by their mother. (AP Photo)

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Madeleine Slade whose local name is Meera Bai at her spinning wheel around July 14, 1931. She is a follower of Muhatama Gandhi, unseen. (AP Photo)

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Photo shows Mrs. Phoebe Omlie, beside her Mono coupe plane just after the fliers arrived upon the Pacific Coast at San Diego, California, on July 14, 1928. She is the only woman aviator competing in the National Air Tour. (AP Photo)

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A tired Howard Hughes at Floyd Bennett Airport in New York City after his round-the-world flight July 14,1938. With a crew of four, he flew to publicize the coming of the International Exposition in New York. (AP Photo)

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Resurgence in Northern China of Anti-Japanese propaganda brought Japan’s military machinery into the region in new force for a punitive campaign which has culminated in open warfare around Peiping. A one-man Japanese tank, with machine gun mounted, in a Shanghai street, on July 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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“Soup’s On,” and members of the South African Women’s Auxiliary Service step up with their bowls and get a ladle-full in South Africa, July 14, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A delegation of Veterans, headed by D.C. Onofiro, Chairman of the National Convention of Disabled Veterans, called upon President Franklin Roosevelt on Monday, June 26, 1935 in Washington to invite him to attend national meeting of body in New Haven, Conn., on July 14-20. The President is shown shaking hands with Onofiro. (AP Photo)

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A German tank advancing through a devastated French village on the banks of the Aisne, France on July 14, 1940. The devastation spread by modern warfare is well illustrated by the wreckage of houses seen in the background. (AP Photo)

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Governor Louis G. Brann of Maine are in a friendly conversation in Rockland, Maine, July 14, 1936 after the president arrived to begin his two-week cruise on the Sewanna. At right is Mayor Le Forest A. Thurston of Rock Island. (AP Photo)

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An Ethiopian soldier at the site of a heavy machine gun manoeuvre near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 14, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Many wealthy Thais merchants live along the canals in Bangkok. Shown is one such canal as it looks during a dry spell, July 14, 1932. There is plenty of traffic when there is enough water to float the boats. (AP Photo)

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Troops on guard with fixed bayonets when rioting broke out between the unionists and nationalists, York Street, Belfast, Ireland, July 14, 1935. (AP Photo)

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The Fuehrer Adolf Hitler giving autographs to admirers on the occasion of the Nazi leaders meeting in Herrenchiemsee, Bavaria, July 14, 1933. (AP Photo)

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Lake Helen, nestled in front of Lassen Peak in California, is still frozen over, July 14, 1933. Mountain is in the background. (AP Photo)

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This aerial view shows the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island as French-American organizations gather at its base to celebrate the 147th anniversary of Bastille Day in New York City on July 14, 1936. (AP Photo)

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A view of the parade to celebrate the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, held outside the Grand Palais in Paris, France on July 14, 1930. (AP Photo)

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A British soldier places mortar shell into muzzle of the mortar while other members of the gun crew hold their ears in anticipation of the blast, as they go into action outside the French village of Gruchy, near the city of Caen on July 14, 1944. The village was strongly defended, and changed hands twice before the British and Canadian forces finally took it and pushed on to capture Caen. (AP Photo)

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These members of the presidential party were photographed at the rail of the USS Houston while the latter was locked in Pedro Miguel Locks in the Panama Canal Zone on July 14, 1934, during the canal passage. Left to right: U.S. Minister to Panama Antonio C. Gonzalez, John Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., and Secretary Dern. The latter boarded the cruiser at Cristobal. Two officers of the Houston are at right. (AP Photo)

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The Danish royal family at Bernstorff Palace in Denmark on July 14, 1930. Photo includes: Princess Margaret, Princess Axel, Prince George, Prince Erik, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Aaga, Prince Valdemar, King Christian X, Queen Alexandrine of Mecklenburg Schwerin, Princess Viggo, Eleanor Margaret Green, Prince Viggo. (AP Photo)

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Pittsburgh Pirate Truett "Rip" Sewell, leading hurler for his club, teaches son Jimmy how to handle his bat and stand up to the plate as they turned out for a family workout in Pittsburgh, July 14, 1942. Jimmy, who is four years old, seems to have the clutch and stance situation under control. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris)

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Jimmy Carter watches the television screen while his daughter-in-law, Judy, keeps an eye on her son, Jason in the Carter hotel room on in New York, July 14, 1976. (AP Photo)

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German soldiers rounded up as the result of a house to house search in the main street of La Haye Du Puits, in Normandy, France, on July 14, 1944, a scene of much bitter fighting. (AP Photo)

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Debris is being cleared away by civilians and German troops in Rethel, France on July 14, 1940, after the town was attacked by advancing German armies.. (AP Photo)

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Sweden's Prince Gustav Adolf, centre, with his wife Princess Sybila, right, and Crown Princess Louise, in Stockholm, on July 14, 1936, in the uniform of the Boy Scout movement. (AP Photo)

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A little circus experience on tight ropes would come in handy for these Canadian troopers, toughening up for Sicily, somewhere in England, July 14, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Howard Hughes and his four companions reached Minneapolis, Minnesota, and hurtled on after a short time to arrive at New York at 7.36 and establish a record for flying round the world in just under half the time occupied in 1933 by the late Wiley Post. Huge crowds, that began to assemble in the Floyd Bennett airfield hours before Hughes was due, flocked round the great machine on its arrival. Howard Hughes Lockheed monoplane surrounded by crowds on landing at the Floyd Bennett airfield in New York, on July 14, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Joseph Stalin, in centre near front, dressed in a shirt and smoking a pipe, posing with a large group of men around July 14, 1930 in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

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