Today in History - July 21

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Brooklyn Dodgers' second baseman Jackie Robinson is caught attempting to steal home in the ninth inning of the first game of a doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, in Chicago, July 21, 1948. Cubs catcher Bob Scheffing makes a diving tag for the putout after taking the throw from pitcher Cliff Chambers. George Shuba (8), Dodger batter, steps aside to permit the play. Umpire Al Barlick calls the play. The Dodgers won the first game 9 to 3. (AP Photo/stf)

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This is a view of West Broadway looking north from Vesey Street in New York City, July 21, 1949. In the forerground, right, is the Federal Building. (AP Photo)

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General view of the plenary session in the Palais de Nations, Geneva, July 21, 1954, after the signging of the Indo China Truce Agreements. Left to right: the Soviet delegation and the british. Next table: the Laotian, French and Vietnam delegations, and with backs to the camera, the Cambodia delegation and, left, the United States delegation. (AP-Photo/sm/stf)

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This is an aerial view of the San Francisco Bay with the federal prison island Alcatraz, known as "The Rock," in the foreground, and the marina district of downtown San Francisco in the background, on July 21, 1950. (AP Photo)

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A homemade air-raid kit which cost less than $1 to put together, is shown July 21, 1942. It was improvised almost entirely from household articles by Mabel Woolger, who recently completed one of the home nursing courses conducted by the Community Service Society of New York. (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

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The famous Calle Florida at Buenos Aires, on night, July 21, 1942, Florida is Buenos Aires Fifth Avenue and is filled with exclusive shops. Traffic is cut off on week-days and automobiles only use street on holidays and Sundays. Here again many of large electric signs are unlighted and others only remain illuminated for short time each night. (AP Photo/Bissell)

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Bobby Riggs of Chicago scoops up a low one in his first match in the men's singles at Sea Bright, N.J., which he won easily from J. Upshur Moorhead of Rumson, N.J., July 21, 1941. Riggs says the winner of the Sea Bright will go on to take the National Singles title and he aims to be the man to do it. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt , holding the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, awarded him during ceremonies on July 21, 1929 at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

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General Nhiek Tioulong, left, Commander in Chief of the Cambodian forces, shakes hands with General Ta Quang Buu, Viet Minh Defense Minister, after the two had signed an armistice for Cambodia in the Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland on July 21, 1954. Center is Jean Paul Boncour, Secretary General of the Conference. (AP Photo/ Jean-Jacques Levy)

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The delegates to the Powers Conference assembled at the Foreign Office following the inaugural meeting on July 21, 1931 in the Prime Minister’s room at the House of Commons in London, United Kingdom. The delegates standing on the steps of the foreign office on July 21, 1931 at the lunch hour adjournment in London, from left to right front row are: Mr. Mellon; Pierre Laval, French premier; Aristide Briand, French Foreign Minister; German Chancellor Dr. Heinrich Bruening, behind, British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, Mr. Stimson and Arthur Henderson, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. (AP Photo/Bead)

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Preparing a searchlight for action, July 21, 1942. These girls are being trained in the daytime but those drafted to searchlights will undertake most of their duties at night. (AP Photo)

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Western methods of warfare have penetrated completely to the orient, and tanks have been in action, used by both sides, in the fighting on the Mongolian border. Japanese tanks rolling across the barren plains near the Mongolian border on July 21, 1939. Manchukuo troops were reinforced by the Japanese when the border warfare flared up suddenly in this sector. (AP Photo)

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John W. Davis, Democratic nominee for President of the U.S., and his wife, are pictured on the estate of Charles Dana Gibson at Seven Hundred Acre Island, Dark Harbor, Maine July 21, 1924. (AP Photo)

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Lt. George A. Piersol, Brynmawr, Penn., left, and Capt. Albert Rock, Wilkes-Barre, Penn., shown in their foxhole in France on July 21, 1944, where they attempt to create a home-like atmosphere with pictures of Piersol’s wife and child. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)

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Citation is shown in the winner's circle after taking a bow at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Ca., on July 21, 1951. Citation, the first race horse to win $1 million, was retired to stud on July 20. Standing with "Big Cy," from left, are, owner Lucille Parker Wright, trainer Jimmy Jones, holding bridle, and exercise boy Freeman McMillen. (AP Photo)

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In the Federal Aviation Agency's simulated airport tower at the Air Safety Academy, traffic control students practice the procedures used to guide aircraft in and out of airports in Oklahama City on July 21, 1959. In the foreground, traffic controllers issue orders to make-believe pilots seated at the board in the background. Planes are landed and take off from the airport model in the center. By the end of 1959, some 5,600 students will have graduated from the Academy. (AP Photo)

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill opened a club for British troops named the ‘Winston Club’ on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin, after taking the salute at the British Victory parade. His opening speech was a eulogy to the famous desert rats. On leaving the club, the people of Berlin clapped and cheered enthusiastically. Winston Churchill leaving the ‘Winston Club’ which he had just opened on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin on July 21, 1945. (AP Photo)

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A long line of cars waiting to get the last gasoline on their temporary gas rationing cards is seen near the Capitol, July 21, 1942, in Washington. (AP Photo)

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Left to right are: John J. Bayer, water tender; Captain Frederick C. Melville, skipper of the Samson the boat that will carry Comdr. Richard E. Byrd on his Antarctic expedition and E.R. Mulroye, mechanic. The three were on the deck of the Samson while in drydock at Brooklyn, New York July 21, 1928. (AP Photo)

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stood proudly in the heart of Berlin, watching British fighting forces march in victory through the streets of the conquered German capital. Churchill took the salute with his chiefs of staff beside him and representatives of the Allies. From left to right are: Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Churchill, and General Lyne, stand in a half track carrier as they inspect the troops along the victory parade, in Berlin, on July 21, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Vehicles are slung over the side of a transport ship in preparation to being run to the Guam shore in a landing craft, July 21, 1944. In the background, partially obscured by haze and smoke from shelling is another landing craft. Photo made on the first morning of invasion to retake Guam. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

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Driving a Mercedes-Benz, Rudolf Caracciola the famous German driver, won the Irish Grand Prix on July 21, 1930, at Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland, competing against England’s greatest drivers. The successful Mercedes team: From left to right: Earl Francis Curzon Howe, Captain Malcolm Campbell, and Rudolf Caracciola. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Pvt. Jerome Neff, of Allentown, Pa.; Pvt William J. McBride, of Philadelphia, and Pvt. Alex Adelman, of Philadelphia, from left, are shown as they have their dinner in a foxhole, during the Allied invasion of the Normandy, France, July 21, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Japanese police and MP’s clear out the Shimbashi market in Tokyo on July 21, 1946. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

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The fine large rooms at Joyce Grove, Nettlebed, Oxfprdshire,are ideal for lectures and here sister Hodges is seen conducting one with the aid of a rather grisly, Exhibit A, in England, July 21, 1941. (AP Photo)

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The funeral procession of general Alvaro Obregon, President-elect of Mexico, at it passed the American embassy on the way to the funeral train July 21, 1928. President Plutarco Elias Calles and Dwight Morrow, United States ambassador to Mexico, can be seen following close behind the hearse. (AP Photo)

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No chimpanzee is well-dressed without a hat, so J. Fred Muggs tries one on in a New York showroom, July 21, 1954, while Bub Mennella, his co-owner, tries to decide whether to include it in the chimp’s wardrobe for his round-the-world trip. (AP Photo)

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stood proudly in the heart of Berlin, watching British fighting forces march in victory through the streets of the conquered German capital. Churchill took the salute with his chiefs of staff beside him and representatives of the Allies. Even the people of Berlin clapped and cheered. The parade was a triumph for the Desert Rats, Seventh Armoured Division, whose glorious pilgrimage from Alamein to Berlin will go down in history. Winston Churchill takes the salute as a Royal Navy Unit passes the reviewing base in Berlin, on July 21, 1945. (AP Photo)

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A new sign directs the public to new permanent aid raid shelters which have been built in the metropolitan section of London. Passersby inspect this one in London, July 21, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Britain's Duchess of York, Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon talking to children who show her their boats as she opened the new playgrounds at Coram?s fields, at the site of the old foundling hospital, Bloomsbury, London on July 21, 1936. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Sleeping accommodation for 40,000 people will be provided when all of the deep shelters in London are opened to the public. Two of them are now in use and are equipped with the most up-to-date conveniences. Canteens are provided where a good snack may be had at any time, medical first aid is available on the spot etc. The shelters consist of two main tunnels, running beneath the existing tube railway lines. The canteen cash desk in London, on July 21, 1944, where the shelters obtain receipts for the money spent in the canteen on refreshments. (AP Photo)

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Persian tanks rumble through the streets of Tehran on July 21, 1952, when over a score of Persians were killed in anti-premier Qavam Es Sultaneh riots. The Shah accepted the resignation of Qavam that evening. (AP Photo)

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A ship crammed with jewish illegal immigrants is docked in the port of Haifa Palestine, July 21, 1947. British marines and soldiers organize the trans-shipment of the refugees who were denied entry to Palestine to camps in Cyprus. (AP Photo)

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Broken and burning fiercely, P-47 fighter crashed during takeoff in the Ryukyus on July 21, 1945 for a strike against the Japanese homeland. The engine in the foreground was thrown far away from the main wreckage in background. The pilot escaped with minor injuries. (AP Photo)

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Anthony Marino, 5, uses the hawker's technique in New York as he roamed the streets of the West Side tenement district where he lives, collecting aluminium pots and pans, July 21, 1941. New York has started a drive for scrap metal to go toward defense. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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Units of the Army of Liberation march past the reviewing stand, which is marked by a large portrait of Mao Tse Tung, July 21, 1951, during celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Communism in China. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this July 21, 1934 file photo, people pose in front of the Biograph Theater on N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago as one woman displays the newspaper headline "Dillinger Slain." Outlaw John Dillinger was shot and killed by federal agents outside the movie theater after watching the feature "Manhattan Melodrama." The film "Public Enemies" being released July 1, 2009, stars Johnny Depp as Dillinger, who drove the same streets, burst out of the same buildings and emerged from the same theater and pretended to die in the same alley where the feds plugged Dillinger more than 70 years ago. (AP Photo, File)

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The youngsters are seated inside the 76-foot rocket at Spaceland in Garden City, New York, July 21, 1958 as Bill Jaker, as Captain Demos, gets ready to blast off. The rocket is equipped with space instrument controls and an “outer space” viewing screen. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stood proudly in the heart of Berlin, watching British fighting forces march in victory through the streets of the conquered German capital. Churchill took the salute with his chiefs of staff beside him and representatives of the Allies. Even the people of Berlin clapped and cheered. The parade was a triumph for the Desert Rats, Seventh Armoured Division, whose glorious pilgrimage from Alamein to Berlin will go down in history. Winston Churchill saluting as British artillery passes the reviewing base in Berlin, on July 21, 1945. (AP Photo)

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An American destroyer comes alongside a flagship to deliver a message as the convoy carries First Cavalry division from Japan to South Korea where troopers headed for battle with North Korean on July 21, 1950. (AP Photo/Charles P.Gorry)

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A chorus girl “Aluminum-Blitz” squad, organized to collect aluminum pots and pans for the opening of the national defense aluminum collection in New York, July 21, 1941, cheers the fire engine they used for transportation in making their around of the Times Square sector. (AP Photo)

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Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and his companions were given an enthusiastic welcome upon their arrival in the “Windy City in Chicago July 21, 1930.” The parade in his honor, passing through the loop amid a summer snow storm of ticker tape and paper. (AP Photo)

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Just another German tank put out of action by the Americans during the in advance on Maimtenay on July 21, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Chinese soldiers move up across a rushing mountain stream, on the Salween River front to prepare an assault against Japanese troops on July 21, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Workers in a London Park carrying away park railings so the metal can be used for making munitions, July 21, 1940. According to the source, several London boroughs have instituted a railings week in which railings around municipal buildings are pulled down and presented to the nation for armaments. (AP Photo)

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John F. Drescher, consulting engineer of Santa Monica, Calif., is with blue prints and transit above his sub-basement bomb shelter, July 21, 1950. It features reinforced concrete complete with eight-foot thick walls, double exits, and an air filtering system. It is constructed 25 feet underground at the corner of Nebraska Ave., and Stanford Street in Santa Monica. The shelter 20 by 40 feet in area, and about ten feet high will accommodate about 200 persons. (AP Photo/Don Brinn)

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Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini, officials and soldiers, attend solemn funeral services for inventor Guglielmo Marconi in Rome, July 21, 1937. Il Duce can be seen in the right foreground saluting the bier. (AP Photo)

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Berkeley police officers R.T. Sherry, left, and William Robinson, examine the shallow grave where the body of Stephanie Bryan was found, in Hayfork, Calif., July 21, 1955. University of California accounting student Burton W. Abbott, 27, is being held in Alameda County jail for investigation of murder. Bryan's body was found 500 yards from a cabin owned by the Abbott family. Bryan, 14, of Berkeley, Calif., disappeared on April 28, 1955, on her way home from school. (AP Photo)

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Their use of American equipment making them look like United States troops, a column of Dutch Marines moves along a road in northeast Java after amphibious landings at Pasir Poetih, July 21, 1947. Some of the Marines were trained in the United States during the war. Hostilities between Dutch and Indonesians were scheduled to cease on August 4, in compliance with a United Nations Security Council request. (AP Photo)

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