Today in History - July 15

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This little pig will not go to market. As you can plainly see, this little day-old piggy has no hams. Born on the farm of Dr. F.C. Cooke, Elizabeth City, N.C., dentist, as one of a litter of 11, the animal is apparently normal in every other way, July 15, 1949. Dr. Cooke says the pig eats well and is about the same size as its brothers and sisters. It hasn’t yet, learned to walk balanced on its two front legs as the strange little pig is trying. Meanwhile, it has been taken from the litter and is being hand fed with bottle. (AP Photo)

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Israeli self-propelled 155mm haubitzes returning fire in the El Qantara area on the east bank of the Suez Canal, Egypt, on July 15, 1967, during the War of Attrition. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

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Across the racial crisis, white man faces black and knows the time of decision is at hand. While the world watches, the United States must find a way to settle the race question. And the people of the United States in government and organizations, and as individuals, must decide where they stand. July 15, 1963 photo. (AP Photo/Ruben Goldberg)

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Honduran women and children rush, with whatever they can carry, towards the Guatemalan border, over thirty miles away, near Nueva Ocotepeque, Honduras, July 15, 1969, after two days of artillery barrage by Salvadorean troops. Long standing hostility combined with violent clashes at their recent international soccer match led to Honduras and El Salvador breaking off diplomatic relations two weeks ago, culminating in El Salvador's troops invading Honduras on July 14. (AP Photo)

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The Diligenti quintuplets, born on July 15, 1943, in a Buenos Aires, Argentina, suburb to Franco Diligenti and his 42-year-old Italian wife, Vallota, wait for the sun to rise in the morning as they prepare for the day's activities. From left to right they are: Maria Esther, Maria Cristina, Franco Jr., Carlos Alberto, and Maria Fernanda. This photo was made when the children were ten months old in May 1944. (AP Photo)

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U.S. soldiers are seen in the church of the small Normandy town of St. George D'Elle, July 15, 1944, after they captured the site from German troops, who used the church's steeple strategically as sniper position. (AP Photo)

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Women's Olympic track and field squad as they left for Europe today on the SS. Manhattan, July 15, 1936. Front row, left to right: Harriett Bland, St. Louis; Evelyn Ferrara, Chicago; Simone Schaller, California; Olive Hasenfus, Boston; Tidye Pickett, Chicago; Betty Burch, Boston; Josephine Warren, Boston. Back row, left to right: Helen Stephens, Fulton, MO; Martha Worst, California; Alice Arden, New York; Annette Rogers, Chicago; D. Boeckmann, coach and manger; Katherine Kelly; Anne O'Brien, California; Gertrude Wilhelmson; Betty Robinson, Chicago; Louise Stokes.

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Edmund C. Bartholmey, left, and Alvin Karpis, right, are escorted by federal guards from jail to federal court at St. Paul, Mo., July 15, 1936. Bartholmey, a former postmaster from Besenville, Ill., and Karpis face charges of conspiracy in connection with the kidnapping of William Hamm, a St. Paul brewer, in 1936. Karpis pleaded guilty and will be sentenced after the trial of Bartholmey is concluded. (AP Phtoo)

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Opening of the 1924 Olympics at Colombes Stadium, Paris, July 15, 1924 competing athletes lined up on the field and the flags of all the competing nations formed a semi-circle around the veteran French athlete, G. Andre, taking the Olympic oath. (AP PHOTO)

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Two young men, one white, one black, sit in friendly conversation in midtown New York, July 15, 1963. With racial tension at boiling point in many places, degrees of quiet integration go on in others, including the South. Of the demands of blacks, Dr. Kenneth Clark, psychologist and professor at New York University, says, ?The Negro is asking not to change society but to be included in it. (AP Photo/Ruben Goldberg)

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Attorney William Jennings Bryan sits behind the microphone, in white shirt with rolled-up sleeves, during a radio broadcast of the landmark "Monkey Trial" of John Thomas Scopes in Dayton, Tenn., July 15, 1925. The controversial trial between religion and state determined how evolution would be taught in schools. Scopes, a high school biology teacher, was found guilty of teaching evolution and fined. (AP PHOTO)

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Manager Micky Cochrane was back in the Detroit Tiger dugout July 15, 1935 in New York, after several weeks enforced sick leave. "Black Mike" joined his team in New York and promptly led them to a 5 to 1 victory over the league leading New York Yankees. Cochrane was on vacation for a month in the West after a nervous breakdown forced him to leave his team. (AP Photo)

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A jobless man, one of millions, is interviewed in a New York State Employment Office in New York City, July 15, 1963. Blacks’ percentage among the unemployed is triple that of whites. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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A native soldier of a Papua New Guinea infantry unit trains with a Bren gun on the range at his camp on July 15, 1943. Allied troops were reported to be closing in on Mubo, near Salamaua on the Papuan peninsula, in the left flank attack on the current Allied South Pacific drive. (AP Photo/Pool)

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Model Pat Parker has a puff from a red stemmed pipe with rhinestone-set white bowl while relaxing in New York, July 15, 1954. The pipe is just the thing to match the red tartan lounge suit, with white lace collar and knee cuffs. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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Professor Albert Einstein, the famous relativity author, at work in his simple country cottage ay Caputh, near Berlin, July 15, 1931. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** In this July 15, 1964 file photo, Lee Petty, center, and his sons Maurice, left, and Richard look into the empty engine well of a new race car in their garage in Level Cross, N.C. Petty Enterprises has sold majority ownership to the equity firm of Boston Ventures. Under the deal announced Wednesday June 11, 2008, NASCAR's most storied race team gives up control of an organization that has been family run since 1949. (AP Photo)

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A stunned and burned gunner of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter walks from the jungle after being pinned down by enemy fire following the crash of his chopper in the bivouac area of a U.S. Marine unit about one mile (2000 meters) south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), July 15, 1966. Troops had to fight off Viet Cong snipers before the wounded gunner could emerge from the cover of the brush. Two others survived, but 13 were reported dead in the crash and subsequent fire. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

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Breaking a strict personal rule, George Bernard Shaw, famous dramatist, appears for a “Curtain call” at the television presentation of his play, “how he lied to her husband ” July 15, 1937 in London. (AP Photo)

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Former President William Howard Taft at the wedding of his daughter Helen Taft to Frederick Johnson Manning, an instructor in history at Yale University, was celebrated at Murray Bay, Canada, on July 15, 1920. The Tafts are occupying a Summer home at Murray Bay. The bride's gown is white taffeta draped with old Brussels lace, and she carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and white roses. Edith Morgan of Murray Bay, was the maid of honor and the bride's only attendant. Masters William H. Taft, 2nd, and Robert Taft, young nephews of the bride, served as train bearers. No other identifications available. (AP Photo)

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Newark firemen play steady streams of water on gutted structure at Court and Prince Streets in Newark, N.J., July 15, 1967. Three days of burning and violence have cost the New Jersey city 11 dead and hundreds wounded. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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Billy Burke, of Connecticut, holding the trophy after he won the United States Open Golf Championship at Inverness, Toledo, Ohio, defeating Von Elm, unseen, by one stroke on July 15, 1931. They had two 36 hole playoffs with Burke eventually winning by 148 to 149. (AP Photo)

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The Swastika hoisted over the British Channel Island Jersey after the occupation by German Troops, July 15, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders gets information on the operations of the state’s newest tourist welcome center from its crew of hostesses. The center opened at the Atlanta airport, July 15, 1966. The girls, from left are: Sara Harrison, Sally Brown, Jackie Herrington and Lee Ann Denmark. (AP Photo)

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The majestic Arc de Triomphe gleams under golden spotlights as streams of automobile lights are visible in this time lapse photo taken in Paris, France, July 15, 1960. The Arc is one of many monuments in Paris to Napoleon, who dreamed of making the city the capital of Europe. (AP Photo)

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General Douglas MacArthur, supreme Allied commander in the southwest Pacific, rides in a jeep on a tour of inspection at an Allied airbase in New Guinea on July 15, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Two cars of the Lexington Avenue subway train were caught on collapsing tracks in the Astor Place station, July 15, 1956. The tracks collapsed as a result of seepage from the more than 100,000 gallons of water poured on the fire in the old Wanamaker department store in New York. The stalled cars were the last half of a four-car train moving through the station when the tracks collapsed. Passengers in the cars escaped injury and made their way into the first two cars which continued out of the station. (AP Photo)

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Wiley Post waves from an open car during a tickertape parade in his honor up Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall, where he will be greeted by the mayor, in New York City on July 26, 1933. Post made the first solo flight around the world, from July 15 to 22, setting a new record with a distance of 15,596 miles, 25,099 kilometer, in 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes. (AP Photo)

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Free State soldiers funeral of Dublin battle victims, July 15, 1922, Dublin, Ireland. (AP Photo)

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Women walking in a bullfight arena on July 15, 1941. Location unknown. (AP Photo)

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General Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, commander of British ground forces in France,, July 15, 1944 pauses for a moment at his field headquarters to give a little attention to his mascots which accompany him during his battle campaigns. On the left, is ‘Hitler,’ a black and white fox terrior, and on the right, is ‘Rommel,’ a brown spaniel. The general also carries along his pet canaries, in the cage in the background, left. (AP Photo)

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The former Royal Palace, in Madrid, on July 15, 1936. Although no longer occupied by the Spanish Royal Family, it is still known by that name. (AP Photo)

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The first party of Belgian children are seen off by their parents at Brussels when they leave for a three months’ recuperation period in Switzerland, July 15, 1945. They are being sent to recover from the effects of undernourishment and bombing during the enemy occupation, by the Belgian Red Cross. (AP Photo)

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Captain E.R. Owen, Canadian Air Force flyer, was made an honorary chief of the Blackfeet Indian tribe in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 15, 1941. Wearing a feathered headpiece, he stands with two young Indian women assigned as escorts, Margaret Crowfoot, 17, at left, and Virginia Yellowflower, 15. (AP Photo)

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A general view of opening ceremonies at the 1924 Summer Olympics at Colombes Stadium, Paris, France, July 15, 1924. (AP Photo)

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The family of William Scranton joins in the hoopla after the Pennsylvania governor was nominated for President at the Republican convention in San Francisco, July 15, 1964. Mrs. Scranton at left applauds as the three children wave signs. They are from left: Joseph, 14; Susan 18; and William, 16. (AP Photo)

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German prisoners of war marching through sheds in Quebec, Canada, on July 15, 1940, on their way to Canadian prison camps. They are part of the first shipload of prisoners transferred from England and are mainly soldiers, airmen, parachutists and sailors. (AP Photo)

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Trooper of the U.S. 1st division uses one hand to hang on to rope and the other to hold his M16 above the water as he is pulled across a stream in an area his unit was patrolling about 10 miles east of Saigon on July 15, 1968. (AP Photo)

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A bloodless bloodless bullfight on July 15, 1941. Location unknown. (AP Photo)

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An Apollo-suited Manned Spacecraft Center technician as he deploys an Apollo Lunar Experiments Package on the moonscape at the Houston space center on July 15, 1966. The scientific instruments will be carried to the surface of the moon in a LEM similar to the mockup in the background. The scientific package weights about 170 pounds, but on the moon its weight is only about 30 pounds. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky)

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Aviator Howard Hughes, waving, joins New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, center behind standing microphones, on the steps of New York's City Hall following a welcome parade for Hughes up Broadway in lower Manhattan, July 15, 1938. In the foreground, from left, are, Ed Lund, Richard Stoldart, Thomas Thurlow, La Guardia, Hughes, and Harry Connor. Hughes led his crew of four men in a record-breaking around-the-world flight in three days, nineteen hours and seventeen minutes. (AP Photo)

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A portable radio helps these Canadian tank corps troopers give cut in song, July 15, 1941. They arrived in Britain to man tanks for British Mechanized divisions. (AP Photo)

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Howard Hughes waves to the crowd from the back seat of an open car, center, during a welcome parade for the aviator along Broadway in lower Manhattan, July 15, 1938. Hughes and his crew arrived yesterday after completing a flight around the world in less than four days. (AP Photo)

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An up to date Sappho, Hollywood film star Tina Louise, makes like a trumpet blower on the set of “Sappho, Venus of Lesbos” in Rome, Italy, July 15, 1960. Actors in the parts of ancient soldiers play up to the off-camera bit. Tina plays the role of Sappho, the beautiful Greek poetess. (AP Photo)

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New roads have enabled many miners to leave the coal camps, and to settle on subsistence homesteads in Dickenson County, Virginia, seen July 15, 1939. The Clintwood bank has financed hundreds of purchase loans. (AP Photo)

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Navy, Army and Air Force are combining in coastal defense exercises which continued over a wide area of sea and land between Portsmouth and Plymouth, Devon. Among the innovations used, when an air raid black-out plunged Portsmouth into darkness was this new type of anti gas decontamination suit. It is absolutely air tight, and cannot be worn for more than 40 minutes. Ground engineers at an Air Force station near Portsmouth, Hampshire, on July 15, 1937, wearing the new decontamination suits in readiness for a raid. (AP Photo)

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After 22 years German soldiers are again standing in the tower of the cathedral and gazing down upon the old German city of Strasburg, Germany on July 15, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Byron Nelson, left, U.S. Open champion, and misses on second green as his opponent Henry Picard, right, of Hershey, Penn., watching during final round of national PGA championship at the Pomonok country club in Flushing, New York, July 15, 1939. Picard won the match and the title on the 37th hole. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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The scene at the Russian Embassy in London, United Kingdom on July 15, 1961, as Major Yuri Gagarin, the Russian spaceman, left after his visit to Britain in connection with the soviet exhibition in London. Hundreds of onlookers and well-wishers mobbed him as he drove from the embassy to London airport. (AP Photo/Dennis Lee Royle)

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View of 23rd St. in Havana, July 15, 1964. (AP Photo)

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