Today in History - July 26

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German athlete Sepp Hipp in action during the Summer Olympic Games decathlon pole vault event at the Olympic stadium in Helsinki, Finland on July 26, 1952. (AP Photo)

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Q-trucks of the desert is a not inapt a term for the trucks mounting anti-tank guns which are used as highly mobile, hard-hitting artillery units. They speed over the desert like lighting and attack the enemy from all sorts of unexpected quarters. One of the units, making contact with a German column, accounted for three enemy tanks and four armoured cars. A mobile anti-tank unit of the Eighth Army in action, somewhere in the desert, Libya, on July 26, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones, center, performs at Madison Square Garden, July 26, 1972, New York. He made more than 3 Million in two months during this last concert tour in the U.S. The drummer is unidentified. (AP Photo)

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A throng at Penn Station greeted two of the five Scottsboro boys recently freed, upon arrival in New York July 26, 1937. Officers are shown escorting Olen Montgomery, center, wearing glasses, and Eugene Williams, wearing suspenders, through the crowd. (AP Photo)

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The Apollo 15 Saturn V space vehicle carrying Astronauts David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden and James B. Irwin lifts off to the moon at 9:34 a.m. EDT, from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, July 26, 1971. (AP Photo)

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The Apollo 15 Saturn V Space vehicle lifts off past a camera located at the mobile launcher?s 360-foot level at the start of the nation's seventh manned lunar voyage in Kennedy Space Center in Fla., July 26, 1971. (AP Photo)

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American Gene Tunney, the World Heavyweight Champion, smiles at photographers on the day before his fight with Tom Heeney in New York, USA, July 26, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Italy’s Sara Simeoni raises her arms in victory after clearing the bar at 1.97 meters to win the gold medal in the women’s high jump at the Summer Olympics in Moscow on July 26, 1980. (AP Photo)

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The Captain and crewmen, who stayed with him until almost the end, head for rescue ship in lifeboats July 26, 1956, from the Italian Luxury Liner Andrea Doria. The vessel sank after collision with the Swedish liner Stockholm in the Atlantic off Massachussetts. Nearly all of the Andrea Doria's passengers and crew wer rescued. Captain of the sunken liner was Piero Calamai. (AP-PHOTO)

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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) is a public work relief program for unemployed young men age 18-24, providing unskilled manual labor related to the conservation and development of natural resources in rural areas of the United States, July 26, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Singer Mick Jagger clowns is kissed by girlfriend Jerry Hall backstage at her debut as “Cherie” in the Theatre East production of William Inge play “Bustop” on July 26, 1988 in the Montclair State College campus, in New Jersey, USA. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

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This converted New York World’s fair excursion bus is “Spectroheliogram,” now used to carry WAACs to and from work at the armored force replacement Training center. There are still sights to see interesting than those at the fair shown July 26, 1949 in Fort Knox, KY. (AP Photo)

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From top to bottom, seen during the 400-meter race at Tourelles, France, July 26, 1924: Johnny Weissmuller of the U.S., Arne Borg of Sweden, Andrew "Boy" Charlton of Australia, Ake Borg, and Ketfield of Britain. (AP Photo)

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Harry, right, the chimpanzee actor of the “Tarzan” films, and his side-kick, Jimmy, try to look-pretty-please for a close-up shot, in Hollywood, Calif., on July 26, 1948. (AP Photo/Ellis Bosworth)

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A camera located at the mobile launcher's 360-foot level recorded this view of Apollo 15 ignition at the start of the nation's seventh manned voyage to the moon from the Kennedy Space Center in Fla., July 26, 1971. (AP Photo)

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The tenth German Grand prix on the Nuerburg Ring near Frankfurt-on-Main was won by the German driver, Rudolf Caracoiola, in a Mercedes Benz. Rudolf Caracoiola, winner of the German Grand prix, passing one of the Italian cars which broke down during the race on the Nuerburg ring near Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany, on July 26, 1937. (AP Photo)

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This is a close-up view of the towers and cables of the Brooklyn Bridge as painters can be seen on the cables in New York City on July 26, 1929. (AP Photo)

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A camera mounted at the mobile launcher's 360-foot level recorded this view of the Apollo 15 space vehicle as it lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, July 26, 1971. (AP Photo)

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As his wife Barbara Mallery looks on Dick Clark does a bit of kitchen policing at their new suburban home near Philadelphia, PA., July 26, 1960. (AP Photo)

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Squadrons of Royal Air Force and French Air Force flying past after Britain's King Edward VIII unveiled the Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge, on July 26, 1936, watched by a large crowd of people.. The memorial is for First World War Canadian dead and First World War Canadian missing, presumed dead in France. (AP Photo)

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Irish author and playwright George Bernard Shaw takes a rest on the step of his "den" in the grounds of his country home at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom on occasion of his 88th birthday on July 26, 1944. He has presented the house to the National Trust. (AP Photo)

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Embracing and smiling to each other are the winners of the Women's shot-put Summer Olympic Games event at the Olympic stadium in Helsinki, Finland on July 26, 1952, from left to right: bronze medal winner Klavdia Tochonova (USSR), gold medal winner Galina Zybina, with world and Olympic record of 15.28 meters and silver medal winner Marianne Werner (Germany). (AP Photo)

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Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw walks across the lawn at his country home in Ayot St. Lawrence, July 26, 1944, on his 88th birthday. Shaw has presented the house to The National Trust, a British organisation which works to preserve and protect the nation's coastline, countryside and buildings. (AP Photo)

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A curious crowd of thousands of onlookers nervously watch John Ward, as he perched himself on a ledge on the 17th floor of the Gothan Hotel on Fifth Avenue in New York, threatening to jump, July 26, 1938. Several times spectators scurried backward as it appeared ward would leap from his precarious perch. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

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Watching the Apollo 15 Saturn V space vehicle through the window of the Launch Control Center in Kennedy Space Center, Fla., July 26, 1971. From left to right are Lt. Gen. Sam Phillips, Dr. Wernher von Braun, NASA Administrator Dr. James C. Fletcher and Dr. George M. Low. (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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This is a general view at Yankee Stadium, looking from outfield toward homeplate, as an estimated crowd of 91,652 members of Jehovah's Witnesses religious sect gather at the final session of the eight-day convention in New York City, July 26, 1953. (AP Photo)

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Another symbol of the 12-year Syngman Rhee rule, this time a bronze statue of Rhee in Seoul shown July 26, 1960, is scheduled to be erased from the Korean scene before the inauguration of new parliamentary government in August. The South Korean interim cabinet headed by Prime Minister Huh Chung on Saturday decided to remove the statues located on Nam San Hill overlooking the capital. The 12-foot statue was erected five years ago in commemoration of Rhee’s 80th birthday. (AP Photo/Kim Chon-Kil)

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Four tired, bearded and grimy U.S. Marines just off the fighting line on western Korean front, read good news in an official handout that armistice to end war was about to be signed at Panmunjom on July 26, 1953. Identifiable at right is PFC Thomas W. O’Connell of Hammond, Wis. (AP Photo/George Sweers)

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Odilon Cerat of Tupper Lake, N.Y., sprays high pressure water on the front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, July 26, 1979. The grime gets washed away after the water runs down the face of the cathedral for at least 24 hours. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)

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These children who have lived in crowded, outmoded tenement homes in New York on July 26, 1937 will move to the ultra modern apartments seen in the upper right section of the picture. This is part of the huge WPA Williamsburg low rent slum clearance development open to the public. (AP Photo/Lindsay)

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General street scene of Hiroshima showing large building under construction in the background on July 26, 1955. (AP Photo/Gene Kramer)

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Machine tools and parts for machinery are being made with metal melted down from scrap salvaged from the wreckage of former war plants. Girl employees check salvaged material, set out on the floor of a warehouse in Tokyo on July 26, 1946, to determine what can be used and what must be melted down to make new parts. (AP Photo)

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Television star Dick Clark, his wife Barbara, and their son, Richard 3 1/2 outside their home outside Philadelphia, Pa., July 26, 1960. Dick hosts two ABC-TV shows, "The Dick Clark Show" on Saturdays and "American Bandstand" Monday through Friday. The Clark family threesome in front of the newly purchased home. (AP Photo)

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Nearly million people participated celebration 26th July revolution but Fidel Castro dominated every phase. He directs air and artillery attacks on targets in Havana bay July 26, 1959. Motto castle is in background. (AP Photo)

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London’s main thoroughfares are now provided with adequate blast and splinter-proof shelters, strongly constructed of brick and concrete, as this Public shelter that has been constructed in Trafalgar Square, London in July 26, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Hitler Youth rehearse welcoming the Olympic Torch in the Lustgarten in front of the Berlin Dom, July 26, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Supporters of Fidel Castro hold up placards and machetes, or sugarcane knives, during a rally celebrating the anniversary of the July 26 revolt, July 26, 1959, in Havana. (AP Photo)

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Fascist militia leave the rebel headquarters at Vera, Northern Spain, after being issued with arms and ammunition, July 26, 1936. They will travel south to where the government and rebel troops are fighting. (AP Photo)

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Wheat field with part of it cut near Butler, Pa. July 26, 1954. (AP Photo)

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The well known German women pilots Thea Rasche, left, and Antonie Strassmann, right, congratulate Elly Beinhorn (later Rosemeyer-Beinhorn) after she landed with her plane coming from Bremen on the airport in Berlin-Tempelhof, Germany, July 26, 1932. After beeing away for eight month and flying over 30 000 km (18 750 miles), 25 years old, Hanover born Beinhorn became the first women to fly over all five continents. (AP Photo/Str) --- Die bekannten Fliegerinnen Thea Rasche, links, und Antonie Strassmann, rechts, beglueckwuenschen Elly Beinhorn (spaeter Rosemeyer-Beinhorn) auf dem Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof am 26. Juli, 1932. Nach 8-monatlicher Abwesenheit, waehrend der sie ueber 30 000 Kilometer zurueckgelegt hat, landete die 25 jaehrige Sportfliegerin Elly Beinhorn aus Hannover, die einzige Frau, die alle fuenf Erdteile ueberflogen hat, aus Bremen kommend mit ihrem Flugzeug auf dem Berliner Flughafen. (AP Photo)

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Byron Nelson of Toledo, Ohio, left, and Clayton Heafner, right, get together on the 18th green at Tam O'Shanter country club near Chicago, July 26, 1942, after they tied with 280 in the $15,000 open golf meet. The two will meet in an 18-hole playoff July 27. Nelson shot a 77, five over par and Heafner a 72, even par. (AP Photo)

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Spectators shield their eyes from the sun as they watch the launch of Apollo 15 at Cape Kennedy, Fla., July 26, 1971. (AP Photo)

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Brandishing bayonets on the ends of their rifles, military policemen in the Belgian Congo, Leopoldville, Congo on July 26, 1960, break up a demonstration for a native political figure, Jean Bolikango. The demonstrators are being pushed toward the native section of Leopoldville. Note that the man in the foreground has lost his left shoe, as has a man in shorts near the bent native woman at left. (AP Photo)

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Elephants from the Circus Togni cross the bridge of San Giacomo dall’ Oro in Venice, Italy on July 26, 1954, as they march from the railroad station to the circus grounds. (AP Photo/Nuova Editoriale)

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This was what was left of Fort de Brimont, Reims, France on July 26, 1940, after the Nazi blitzkrieging army cleared with bombs and shells. (AP Photo)

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An old home in the Garden District of New Orleans, seen July 26, 1954, is typical of the spacious mansions constructed in the city during the prosperous sugar cane and steamboat era prior to the Civil War. The house was constructed in 1856 and now houses Soule College, the south's oldest business school. (AP Photo)

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This was the Republican Convention scene on July 26, 1960 in Chicago as President Eisenhower and Mrs. Eisenhower received a welcome. (AP Photo)

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