Today in History - July 17

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John Lennon arrives at the premiere of the new Beatles cartoon film Yellow Submarine at the London Pavillion Cinema, England on July 17, 1968. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)

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In flight over the Japanese city of Kobe, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress trails smoke and fire, on July 17, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Governor Goodwin J. Knight, of California, center, Walt Disney, left, and Fred G. Gurley, President of Santa Fe Railroad, right, board the cab of an old-time railroad engine to take a ride around Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. July 17, 1955. Disneyland, 160 acres and 17 million dollars of fun opened its doors today. (AP Photo)

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Julius Rosenberg, right, American-born engineer and New York manufacturer, sits in auto with FBI man enroute to federal house of detention in New York City, after his arraignment, July 17, 1950 on charges of conspiring to commit espionage. He is held in $100,000 bail. He was arrested earlier in day by the FBI and accused of recruiting for a Russian-financed atom bomb spy ring. (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

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Beatles John Lennon, center, and Paul McCartney, arrive at the London Pavillion cinema on July 17, 1968 for the premiere of their new animation film "Yellow Submarine." At left is Japanese film producer Yoko Ono. (AP Photo)

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These South Korean recruits, sitting flat car for transfer to a training center, are heading for the army and the war against the North Korean invaders. They were given a flag-waving, band-playing send-off on July 17, 1950. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Sunday, July 17, 1955 file photo, Gov. Goodwin J. Knight, left, Walt Disney, right, and Virginia Knight, wife of the governor, back seat, take a ride in an antique-styled automobile at Disneyland near Anaheim, Calif., at the premiere opening. Twenty-two thousand guests, including many notables, were invited. (AP Photo)

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This is how the congregation looked at the first Protestant vesper service held at the drive-in theater on Route 3 near Providence, R.I., July 17, 1951. The sermon was amplified to each car. The presence of the huge movie screen seemed to detract little from the religious atmosphere of the vesper program. (AP Photo)

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For a visitor to his London Headquarters Lt. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in command of U.S. Army forces in the European War Theater, illustrates a point with one of the maps covering the office walls July 17, 1942. (AP Photo)

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An American Legionnaire gives first aid to a victim of the explosion at the Naval ammunition depot at Port Chicago, Calif, July 17, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Prince Charles and Tricia Nixon lead the way to join guests at a White House formal supper-dance, July 17, 1970. Following are Princess Anne, left, and Julie (hidden) and Daivd Eisenhower. (AP Photo/RH)

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Women's high hurdles during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, July 17, 1976. (AP Photo)

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A line of African American voters, over two blocks long, await their chance to get to the polls before 8 o'clock, July 17, 1946, in gubernatorial candidate James V. Carmichael's hometown of Marietta, Ga. as voting in Georgia's primary got underway. In other places around Georgia, blacks and whites voted together. (AP Photo)

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Joe Namath arrives at the Manhattan offices of the New York Jets to begin negotiations, Wednesday, July 17, 1975 in New York. Namath has said he would like to play with the Jets two more years. The team has offered him $1 million, but for a duration of three years. The agreement was reached after a two hour meeting, according to Phil Islin, the club?s president. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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President Gerald Ford congratulates the crews of Apollo and Soyuz after they met in space, July 17, 1975. The president, speaking from his White House Oval Office in Washington, watched the linkup and then chatted with both crews. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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The Kremlin seen on the Moscow River, July 17, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Employees at a Woolworth's store at an unknown location pose in this photo from the early 1900's. Proper attire was a bylaw in the early stores, including dresses below the ankles and ties on the men at all times, although these young men more often than not spent their working hours unloading crates and scrubbing floors. Woolworth Corp. announced Thursday, July 17, 1997 that it is closing its five-and-dime stores across the country, ending a 117-year-old business that was once a fixture of American life. (AP Photo)

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Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Anthony of Washington, R.I., in the front seat of their car, as they join in hymn singing at the first Protestant vesper service held at the drive-in theater on Route 3 near Providence, R.I., July 17, 1951. (AP Photo)

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Hawaii Boy Scouts of Troop 12 are at the 7th National Jamboree Boy Scouts of America, being held at Farragut State Park, Idaho, July 17, 1969. Raising their tent after arrival are, left to right: Warren Mitsunaga, Wade Wasano, David Cambra and Tommy Fo. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)

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Opening ceremony of the games of the XXI Olympiad held in Montreal during the summer of July 17, 1976. (AP Photo)

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An American paratrooper (right foreground) leaps from a plane during maneuvers in North Africa, July 17, 1943 preceding the allied invasion of Sicily. Other paratroopers and chutes are seen in background. (AP Photo)

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The flaming Olympic Torch began its journey to Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom and the 1948 Olympic Games, from Olympia, near Katakolon, Greece on July 17, 1948. After being ignited by the rays of the sun in Olympia stadium, thirty fleet-footed Greek youths, recruited from local villages, relayed the flaming brand to Katakolon, a seaport town on the Ionian Sea. In this image the Olympic flame reaches one of the thirty relay points on its way from Olympia stadium to the Ionian Coast. The runner at right kindles the torch of fresh runner at left. (AP Photo/Chakales)

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Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, center, and Oklahoma Creek Indian missionary, W.A. Reiford, wear war bonnets, July 17, 1959, when Reiford came to Havana to open an orphanage. Reiford holds a peace pipe. At left, Capt. Antonio Nunez Jimenez looks on. (AP Photo)

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This is what the Port Chicago moving picture theater looked like after a terrific explosion at the Naval Ammunition Depot destroyed one ship and wrecked another and killed at least 300 persons shortly after 10 o'clock July 17, 1944. There were 195 patrons were in the theater when the blast occured, but minor injuries were incurred. (AP Photo)

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An Israeli soldier, armed with a rifle, stop some arabs in a street in Nazareth, Palestine, July 17, 1948, as they are travelling after the allotted curfew time. Israeli forces had occupied the town earlier that day. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** In this July 17, 1980 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan stands before a cheering Republican National Convention in Detroit's Joe Louis Arena. Three decades after Ronald Reagan launched a determined campaign to ease government regulations on business, the pendulum is swinging the other way. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

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Children ride an old-time train around the 160 acre Disneyland, in Los Angeles, Calif., July 22, 1955. Disneyland opened in doors five days before on July 17. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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Apollo 11 astronauts Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. wave in Cape Kennedy, Florida on July 17, 1969 as they walk from the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building their transfer van which takes them to the moon spacecraft. (AP Photo/Bill Smith)

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This pastle-colored Sleeping Beauty Castle, shown in this July 5, 1955 photo near completion, is to be the entrance of Fantasyland, one of the sections in the Disneyland Park which is to open on July 17, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Walt Disney sits on a rock in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle in the Fantasyland section of Disneyland on opening day of the amusement theme park in Anaheim, Ca., on July 17, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Dressed in prison camp stripes and linked together by heavy ropes, youth committee against war picketed Chicago headquarters of the William Allen White Committee on July 17, 1940. (AP Photo)

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The United States of America and the Soviet Union made a historic rendezvous in space. Here two members of the Apollo-Soyuz crew, Alexey Leonov and Thomas Stafford shake hands after link-up on July 17, 1975. (AP Photo/NASA)

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The Reverend Melville E. Osborne of Centerville (R.I.) Methodist Church leads singing assisted by the choir at a Protestant vesper service held at a drive-in theater on Route 3 near Providence, R.I., July 17, 1951, marking the first such service held in such surroundings in the state. Some 600 persons in 200 automobiles attend this first of a series of five July Sunday services to be held in the drive-in theater. The service is conducted in dignified fashion by the Rev. Eskill Englund of Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo)

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Children sprint across a drawbridge and into the castle that marks the entrance to Fantasyland at the opening of Walt Disney's Disneyland in Anaheim, California, July 17, 1955. Fantasyland had been closed until late in the day, and a virtual stampede developed when it finally opened. (AP Photo)

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Workmen searched through the debris of what was the carpenter shop on the pier at Port in Chicago, Calif. on July 18, 1944 after the building was leveled by the explosion of two munition ships the evening of July 17. Other buildings on the waterfront and in the town itself were shattered by the terrific blast, which was felt 50 miles from the scene. (AP Photo/EKB)

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French Commandos, all volunteers, landed with British Commandos in France, June 6, 1944, under the direction of the Supreme Allied Command. Their battle prowess and intimate knowledge of the terrain, coupled with their ability to act as interpreters, proved invaluable. Taught to work in pairs, though capable of acting as independent units when necessary, these commandos have a quality of endurance and toughness unsurpassed in the annals of fighting. Only the insignia of the Croix de Lorraine distinguishes their uniform from that of Allied Commandoes. Here, a French Commando, his eyes blindfolded, dismantles and reassembles a Bren guns part of his training in England on July 17, 1944 for the landings in Normandy. (AP Photo)

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Jack James, Marietta, Kas., a correspondent also buying fruit in Korea, July, 17, 1950. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali shows off his new horse at the opening of his training camp on July 17, 1974 in Deer Lake, Pa. in preparation for his championship fight with George Foreman in September in Zaire, Africa. In top right photo the horse rears away from Ali as he was leading it away and in bottom photo Ali mockingly makes a fist at the horse in jest for rearing away. Ali plans to ride the horse as part of his training. (AP Photo/ Paul Vathis)

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America’s most heavily-booked single concert attraction, the von Trapp Family Singers are shown rehearsing at their new world home - a 600-acre farm in Stowe, Vermont, July 17, 1945. (AP Photo/Robert M. Lewis)

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This is a portion of the near-capacity crowd that packed Wrigley Field in Chicago, July 17, 1938 to see Dizzy Dean defeat the Boston Bees, 3 to 1, in his first appearance on the mound for the cubs since May 3. Dizzy only a four hits (**Caption missing on right side). (AP Photo)

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Ethel Rosenberg, wife of an engineer arrested on July 17 by the FBI as the fourth American allegedly linked to Russia's Klaus Fuchs atom spy ring, washing dishes in her apartment in New York, July 18, 1950. Mrs. Rosenberg told newsmen she is a sister of David Greenglass, a New York machinist and former U.S. army sergeant, now under arrest for alleged participation in the spy king. Rosenberg is accused of recruiting Greenglass for the ring. The New York engineer is in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, after being charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. After his arraignment he was ordered held for federal court hearing on July 3. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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FILE - In this Sunday, July 17, 1955 file photo, children sprint across a drawbridge and into a castle that marks the entrance to Fantasyland at the opening of Walt Disney's Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Fantasyland had been closed until late in the day. (AP Photo)

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The TWA Moonliner rocketship dominates the Tomorrowland attraction at the Disneyland Amusement Park, July 22, 1955. Disneyland opened its doors on July 17, 1955. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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Children play in the water from a fire hydrant on the West Side of Chicago, July 17, 1966. The area has been peaceful since National Guardsmen moved in Friday. Disturbance began on Tuesday when police turned off a fire hydrant. (AP Photo)

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Scene from the upper balcony of the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, July 17, 1976, after the raising of the Olympic flag during opening ceremonies for the 21st games. (AP Photo)

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Children ride in an old-fashioned stagecoach in the Frontierland realm of Disneyland Amusement Park in Los Angeles, Calif., July 22, 1955. Disneyland opened its doors five day ago on July 17. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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This is an inflatable Radome to keep ice, sand, snow, dust and wind out of the big ears of listening post radar antennae. It is made of Dacron and coated with a synthetic rubber to make it weatherproof. Used atop radar antenna towers, together with the antennae and radio frequency components, the Radomes will withstand winds of more than 100 miles an hour. Here a Radome is attached to a circular concrete pad on the grounds of its builder, Convair, in San Diego on July 17, 1959 the Radomes for shape and quality, construction. Trap door, right, is the entrance to a tunnel leading through a pressure lock to the interior of the Radome. Valve at left of door controls the air blower. (AP Photo)

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Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, mother of Gloria Vanderbilt, sits at her desk in her perfumery and cosmetic business at 15 E. 60th St. in New York, July 17, 1946. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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The Olympic flame, which will be burn across 2,000 miles of Europe to London's Wembley Stadium for the 1948 Summer Olympic Games left the Temple of Zeus in the village of Olympia, Southern Greece on July 17, 1948. Thirty fleet-footed Greek youths bore the flame in relays from Olympia to Katakolon, seaport town on the Ionian Sea. The flat had been kindled in an ancient ceremony whereby white-robed Greek girl ignites an olive twig from the sun's rays to apply it to the torch. The last man in the relay will arrive at Wembley Stadium coincident with opening of the games by his majesty the king on July 29, 1948. Surrounded by the Greek athletes chosen to bear the Olympic Flame on the first stage of its journey, the white-robed Greek girl in the Temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece on July 17, 1948, puts the burning olive twig which has been lighted by the sun's rays to an ancient lamp from the Green archaeological museum. From this lamp the first torch was lighted. (AP Photo/Chakales)

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This aerial view shows Disneyland as 22,000 invited guests attend opening day festivities of the amusement park in Anaheim, Ca., on July 17, 1955. The 160-acre theme park, built on an orange grove, will open to the public July 18. (AP Photo)

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A shower of balloons drops from the top of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit where the Republican National Convention heard Ronald Reagan accept the nomination for president by his party, July 17, 1980. (AP Photo)

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One of the things most needed by soldiers returning from the fighting line to the rear areas to rest is a bath. Mobile bath units are set up and the troops are quick to take advantage of the opportunity for a bath. British troops wait their turn for a shower at the mobile bath unit at Secqueville-en-Bessin on July 17, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Archeologists unearthing ancient sculptures at Carthage on July 17, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Lighting of the Olympic Flame during the 1976 Montreal Olympics, July 17, 1976. (AP Photo)

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Far from home and loved ones, these loyalists report on the government counter-offensive during the Spanish Civil War, near Madrid, July 17, 1937. (AP Photo)

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