Throwback Thursday: A look back at events in history on January 7, including Jackie Robinson retiring from baseball and America's first woman astronaut Sally Ride hanging out on "Sesame Street."
In this photo, Jackie Robinson, 38, empties his locker at the clubhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club in Ebbets Field, closing out a ten-year starring stint with the club, in New York, Jan. 7, 1957.
Robinson quit baseball to sit behind a desk as vice president in charge of personnel for Chock Full O' Nuts company.
Surgeon operates on self
Dr. Evan O'Neill Kane, surgeon, as he operates on himself for a inguinal hernia in the Kane Summit Hospital, Jan. 7, 1932, in Kane, Pa.
The operation was considered more delicate than that of Feb. 1921, when Dr. Kane astounded the medical world by removing his own appendix.
Great Depression hunger march
This is the scene in front of the capitol in Washington, Jan. 7, 1932, as thousands of unemployment hunger marchers arrive from Pennsylvania to ask Congress and the president for aid. The group was led by Father James P. Cox of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Calvin Coolidge funeral
The body of Calvin Coolidge lay in state one hour in the Edwards Congregational Church, Northampton, Massachusetts on Jan. 7, 1933, before being taken on its last, long trek to his birthplace in Plymouth, Vt., for burial.
Guard of honor stands beside the casket just before the crowd was admitted to the church.
Lindbergh baby kidnap trial
Bruno Richard Hauptmann at the bottom of a stairway in the courthouse at Flemington, New Jersey on Jan. 7, 1935, at the noon recess of his trial on the charge that he kidnapped and killed baby Charles A. Lindbergh nearly three years ago.
The foot and part of a leg showing around the corner of the stair-well belongs to a guard assigned to watch the prisoner at all times.
Jane Russell, actress and official "Hush-Hush" girl for the Navy places the first of the new posters in the campaign to halt careless talk about operations, Jan. 7, 1942 in Los Angeles.
These posters were to be placed in all parts of the harbor area, including billiard halls, cafes, buses, union halls, books, lodges, ballrooms and factories as well as in naval offices and other places where crowds may gather. The feature of the cards are the two navy slogans, "A slip of the lip may sink a ship," and "serve with silence."
Radio sound effects
The earphones worn by soundman Brechner give him an idea how the sound is being broadcast in Detriot on Jan. 7, 1943.
Dense underbrush surrounding a haunted house is duplicated by stomping on and fondling broom straws close to the microphone, with the script on the floor for reference.
Bird in a bed
Authorities say it isn't cricket, but Oscarinette apparently likes to sleep on her back. She's in a specially constructed bed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert LeFebvre in Los Angeles, Jan. 7, 1949. A small handkerchief serves as her cover.
Pandit Masudiya Din, 37-year-old Bombay, India, Brahmin, displays his 76 inches of whiskers which he says cost him about three dollars a month for upkeep on Jan. 7, 1949.
He generally wears the whiskers coiled around his ears with the ends dangling loose on his shirt. He says it took him about nine years to grow these handlebars and that he had never used stimulants to aid their growth.
Martin Luther King
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., right, speaks at a news conference in Chicago, Jan. 7, 1966.
King, the head of the Southern Leadership Conference, a civil rights organization, announced Chicago as the target of his first major effort in the North in his campaign to clean up slum neighborhoods.
Seated at left is Albert Raby, head of the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, also working for civil rights.
Captured U.S. soldier
This photo, released by VNA, the Hanoi Agency on Jan. 7, 1967, had a caption that read: "Militiawoman capturing a U.S. air pirate. Over 1600 U.S. aircrafts were brought down from over North Vietnam. Hundreds of air pirates paid for their crimes."
Astronaut Sally Ride & Grundgetta
Astronaut Sally Ride, who was a member of the Space Shuttle 7 crew in June 1983, poses with "Sesame Street" character Grundgetta on the set of the children's televison show in New York City, Jan. 7, 1984.
Ride, the first American woman in space in 1983, appeared in a segment for the program in which she taught children about the letter 'A,' as in astronaut.
Libya's leader, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi, shakes the hand of one of the crowd outside the Grand Hotel in Tripoli, Libya on Jan. 7, 1989.
Colonel Gadhafi paid an unexpected visit to the hotel where the world's press were gathered, waiting for Libyan reaction to U.S. charges that a factory capable of manufacturing chemical weapons was under construction in Rabta, about 60 miles (95 kms) from Tripoli.
Tracy Champman performs
Tracy Chapman performs at a concert in New York City, Oct. 1992. Later in 1997, Chapman was nominated for five Grammy awards.
Keiko of "Free Willy" fame
Keiko, the killer whale made famous by the movie "Free Willy," is helped by handlers as he arrives at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon, Jan. 7, 1996.
The whale was transported from Mexico City via cargo plane. Keiko was placed into the pool with the aid of a sling and a crane.
A $7.3 million rehabilitation tank was built for Keiko in Oregon, with the intention of helping the Icelandic orca learn how to survive in the wild, after donations poured in. Though eventually released "into the wild" in 2002 Keiko didn't succeed in reintegrating with wild whales and sought out human contact.
Newt Gingrich election
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, of Ga., right, accepts the gavel from House Minority leader Richard Gephardt, of Mo., on Capitol Hill, Jan. 7, 1997 after Gingrich won re-election to his post. Gephardt's name was placed in nomination to run against Gingrich.
Jennifer Aniston, left, David Schwimmer, center, and Lisa Kudrow, of the television comedy series "Friends," pose with their award for favorite television comedy series at the 27th Annual People's Choice Awards in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 7, 2001.
Attack on Charlie Hebdo
Gunmen gesture as they return to their car after the attack outside the offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo (seen at rear) in Paris, Jan. 7, 2015.
Twelve people were slain, including two police officers, in the attack by Islamist militants Cherif and Said Kouachi.