Today in History - July 18

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Young Communist troops being massed at the front by Russian troops in northeastern Manchuria, July 18, 1929. (AP Photo)

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Golfer Bill Rogers kisses his winner's trophy after the British Open Golf Championship, July 18, 1981, in Sandwich, England. (AP Photo)

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Crown Prince Olav of Norway on board his 'Norma' enjoys a pipe during yacht races, in Sweden. July. 18, 1928. (AP Photo)

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President George H.W. Bush, left, and first lady Barbara Bush smile as well-wishers wave U.S. flags upon their arrival on the south lawn of the White House in Washington July 18, 1989. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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Carl Lewis jumps 28 feet 1 1/4 inches in the rain in his second attempt to take the lead during the final of the Long Jump at the United States Track and Field Olympics trials in Indianapolis, USA around July 18, 1988. (AP Photo/Ton Strattman)

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U.S. Vice President Al Gore gestures while speaking at media conference at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, Monday, July 18, 1994. The Vice President praised a dredging project which he says proves that ecology and economics can prosper together, the dredging will improve shipping by deepening the Oakland channel by 42 feet, improving shipping. The sludge being removed is to be used in helping restore Sonoma Bay wetlands. The project is expected to take 2 years and cost 137 million dollars, two thirds of that from federal funds. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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A U.S. marshal, left, looking for a suspect, shows a mug shot to a man found allegedly using drugs in a crackhouse, according to police, in Washington, D.C., July 18, 1989. This scene, and many like it, were repeated many times during operation STOP: Street Terror Offender Program. Some 456 fugitives were arrested as a result of the eight-week anti-drug program, which is part of President George H.W. Bush's War on Drugs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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A view of the destroyed village of Sissano is seen Monday, July 20, 1998 in Papua New Guinea where a church mission once stood. A 23-foot wall of water crashed into the northwest coast of Papua New Guinea destroying three villages and killing at least 599 people. The death toll could rise as high as 3,000. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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The outgoing U.S. and NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus claps, as he welcomes the new NATO- led International Security Assistance Force commander in Afghanistan U.S. Gen. John Allen during a changing of command ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, July 18, 2011. Gen. John Allen took over command of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan on Monday from Gen. David Petraeus, assuming responsibility as Afghanistan's international allies draw up exit plans from the nearly 10-year conflict.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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Two North Korean soldiers carry a case of beer through a courtyard in Kaesong on July 18, 1951 as the communist play host to allied degecates at the third meeting of U.N. and Communist officials seeking basis for an armistice in Korea. (AP Photo)

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Emperor Haile Selassie with Prince Makonnen, during a military review in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 18, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Tanks support the ground forces against the Communists in the hills. The men keep constant alert for any movement from the other side and are ready to blast them with the big guns, July 18, 1953. (AP Photo)

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Debris is scattered at the site of school in the center of the flattened village of Sissano in northern Papua New Guinea Sunday, July 19, 1998. A 23-foot wall of water crashed into the northwest coast of Papua New Guinea destorying three villages and leaving at least 599 people dead. The death toll could rise to more than 1,000. (AP Photo/Brian Cassey)

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Princess Elizabeth of England, left, and the Duke of Edinburgh take their eight-month-old son, Prince Charles for an airing on the lawn of Windlesham Moor, their summer residence, July 18, 1949, Ascot, England. This picture is from a British newsreel. (AP Photo)

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Polly Bourne brushes in color on a movie cartoon character in the “rainbow room” of Terrytoons Studios, New Rochelle, N.Y., on July 18, 1951. The figure is on plastic or clear cellophane like sheets, commonly called “cells.” The “cell” of an individual figure in progressive stages of motion is then placed over a proper background to be photographed with a stop-motion camera. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov gestures before a crowd of photographers during a news conference in Tokyo, July 18, 1986. The famous dancer and some leading members of the American Ballet Theatre will appear here July 20 through July 31. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto)

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New York Yankees pitcher David Cone is lifted onto the shoulders of his teammates by catcher Joe Girardi, second from left, and second baseman Chuck Knoblauch, second from right, as teammates join in the celebration after Cone threw a perfect game against the Montreal Expos during "Yogi Berra Day" Sunday, July 18, 1999, at New York's Yankee Stadium.(AP Photo/LOUIS REQUENA)

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Pfc. Remy Bouchard swaps a cigarette for an egg with a French Orphan near La Haye Du Puits, France on July 18, 1944, which was captured by American forces. The boy is only twelve years old. (AP Photo/Hugh Broderick)

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Hillary Clinton, left, and Tipper Gore share a laugh as they end a shopping trip through the Central Market House in downtown York, Pa., Saturday, July 18, 1992. The pair purchased several large baskets of food for their bus trip across Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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U.S. President George Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush listen to an English translator at the Greek Parliament in Athens, Thursday, July 18, 1991. Bush later addressed the legislators and presented them a replica of America's Declaration of Independence. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

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Thirty girls are being trained as assistant examiners under the Air Ministry, jobs which have previously always been held by men. They are mostly girls of good education, with mathematical or previous engineering experience. After completing a twelve week course of intensive training at the Aeronautical College, they are given a two-week additional training under actual production conditions at an aircraft factory where they work alongside men examiners. An Austrian girl, who may be technically an alien, but who is actually pulling her weight in our war effort. She is working a comparator on N.P.L., plug gauges during her training at the aeronautical college, July 18, 1941. This is work that calls for great accuracy, sometimes up to 1/10,000th point of an inch. This girl was formerly a clerk. (AP Photo)

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Office building on Central Avenue of La Paz , Bolivia shown on July 18, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Olympic torch bearer lights the "Liohnos", sacred vase, in which the flame will be preserved, in the Public Square, Corfu, July 18, 1948, and wil then be taken to the British frigate HMS Whitesand Bay to be transported to Bari, Italy. The flame is due at Wembley Stadium, in London, for the opening ceremony of the XIV Summer Olympic Games on July 29. (AP Photo)

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** ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 18--FILE ** A police officer leads a bloodied woman away from the scene of a shooting rampage in a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro area of San Diego, Calif., in this July 18, 1984, black and white file photo. On that day 20 years ago, James Oliver Huberty shot and killed 21 people, including five children and six teens, and wounded 19, before being shot and killed by a police sniper. In the years since Huberty's rampage his gruesome death total has been surpassed, but people who study homicides say there is something lasting and shocking about the McDonald's massacre. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

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30 years old Douglas Corrigan, lone American Airman landed at Baldonnel near Dublin, Ireland on July 18, 1938, in his £180 monoplane. Nothing had been heard of him in New York after he took off from Floyd Bennett Airport, and until later in the afternoon, there was no indication that the suspicion that Corrigan was flying the Atlantic was to prove correct. Douglas P. Corrigan, in New York on July 10, with his plane after a non stop transcontinental flight from Long Beach. (AP Photo)

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John Swope, son of Gerard Swope of New York, and Dorothy McGuire, stage and screen actress, were married in Hollywood, Los Angeles on July 18, 1943, in a garden ceremony. Actor James Stewart, left, a captain in the Army Air Forces, acted as best man and Miss Frances Starr, right, actress, was maid of honor. (AP Photo)

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Unidentified street in La Paz., Bolivia shown on July 18, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Rescuers swarm over the massive concrete ruins of the Hyatt Hotel, July 18, 1990 in Baguio City in an attempt to free more than 100 people believed trapped there after Monday’s earthquake. Rescue efforts have been hampered by lack of equipment for clearing tons of debris. (AP Photo/Alberto Marquez)

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Villagers from Sissano in northern Papua New Guinea, search for salvageable material among the debris of several houses, Tuesday, July 21, 1998. A mission school building, right, is still intact but was moved several hundred feet from its foundatiion after a tidal wave struck several villages in the area last Friday, killing more than 1,200, with thousands still missing. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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Masked Serbian fighters patrol the suburb of the Bosnian town of Gorazde, some 50 miles southeast of Sarajevo, Friday, July 18, 1992. The town has been surrounded and cut off for 30 days by Serbian forces who wait for surrender of Muslim forces. (AP Photo/Ragib)

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Russian tanks roll into the city of Prague, Czechoslovakia, July 18, 1945, after partisans revolted against the Germans on May 5, Czech patriots (in foreground) lineup to welcome the Russians in Wenceslas Square. (AP Photo)

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Max Baer, heavyweight puglist, and his wife, Dorothy Dunbar Baer, starting life together again. She decided to drop her suit for divorce which was on file in Sacramento, California. With the state capitol in the background the couples are shown starting for his former home, July 18, 1933 in Livermore, California. (AP Photo)

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A San Diego police officer helps an injured woman away from the scene of a shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif., July 18, 1984. The woman had been in the restaurant when a gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon killing 20 people and wounding another dozen. Police said the woman had family with her in the restaurant. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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Men working in the Hughes' Hercules, the largest airplane in the world, hull’s interior reveal its great size by comparison in Culver City, California on July 18, 1945. The gigantic flying boat with a 320 foot wingspread is constructed entirely of wood, no piece of which is thicker than 1/8 inch. (AP Photo)

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Japanese Forces, handicapped by the floods of the Yellow River and others caused by heavy rains, are finding themselves hard pressed in many districts but in this vicinity it is one long hard struggle to advance more deeply into the interior of China. Artificial floods are being created by the Chinese, who are erecting wooden and metal structures to divert water into unnatural channels. The Japanese are blasting a way through to continue their relentless march. Knee-deep in mud and water, these Japanese troops push deeper into the interior of China on July 18, 1938. (AP Photo)

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From left to right are: Lt. Col. Frank S. Perego, Canandaigua, N.Y. and Capt. Richard E. Leary, Annapolis, Md., taste their first doughnuts in Normandy, offered by Miss F.L. Reed, Pueblo, Colo., director of the Aero Club on July 18, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Division of German soldiers, July 18, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Prince Andrew the Duke and Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York, nearing their first wedding anniversary, play tourist in Niagara Falls, Canada’s honeymoon capital, during their visit on July 18, 1987. The royal couple shown at a viewing location with Horseshoe Falls in the background. (AP Photo/Tim Clark)

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Members of the Pioneer Corps and the Royal Engineers complete hasty repairs of a railroad bridge which was damaged by a bomb during a Nazi air raid on the British capital, while a train makes its way over the structure, July 18, 1941 in London. (AP Photo)

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American Infantrymen advance cautiously over piles of rubble as they close in on a Chateau near La Haye Du Puits in France, on July 18, 1944. Part of the Chateau has already been blasted by shells of the advancing Americans. (AP Photo)

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NEW YORK, NY., Jul 18, 1949 - This is a general view of Madison Square Garden, New York, as the Lions International convened for its 32nd annual convention, July 18, 1949 in New York City. (AP Photo)

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Residents of the northern city of Baguio set up tents and shanties at Burnham Park, July 18, 1990 in Baguio City, fearing aftershocks from last Monday’s powerful earthquake will bury them in their houses after the tremor destroyed more than two dozen buildings, killing at least 80 people in this mountain resort. (AP Photo/Alberto Marquez)

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The new fleet of twelve rum chaser boats, each thirty six feet long and capable of a speed on twenty four miles an hour at Buffalo on July 18, 1931. They will be used by the American Government for chasing rum runners at various points along the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo)

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Men of the Signal Corps, hook up their communication lines and install a switch board in a foxhole a short distance behind the La Haye Sector in France on July 18, 1944. With earphones at switchboard, Pvt. Paul Shrewsbury (Home town not available) and Pvt. Don Harrison, Kalamazoo, Mich., stringing wire. (AP Photo)

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Reminiscent of scenes of more than a decade ago is this view of activity on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 18, 1939. Trading in the first hour was the heaviest since April 1. Total shares traded July 17 passed the 1,750,000 mark. (AP Photo/John Lent)

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