Throwback Thursday: A look back in history on June 21.
Workers in a London Park carrying away park railings so the metal can be used for making munitions in Britain, July 21, 1940.
Several London boroughs instituted a railings week in which railings around municipal buildings were pulled down and presented to the nation for armaments.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
Jewish immigrants - Haifa
A ship crammed with jewish illegal immigrants is docked in the port of Haifa in Palestine, July 21, 1947.
British marines and soldiers organized the trans-shipment of the refugees who were denied entry to Palestine to camps in Cyprus.
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 in Geneva on July 21, 1954. Center is Jean Paul Boncour, Secretary General of the Conference.
Credit: Jean-Jacques Levy/AP
jet-powered speed car Bluebird
The new jet-powered speed car Bluebird-Proteus CN7 piloted by Donald Campbell speeds around the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit in Sussex, England on July 21, 1960, during trials under its own power.
Campbell attempted to set the world land speed record with the Bluebird in Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats later in the year, but he had a serious crash while traveling more than 360 mph in the effort. It took a substantial recovery and another four years for Campbell to obtain the record in 1964 with an average speed of 403.10 mph.
JFK gets ready to campaign
Caroline Kennedy, 2 1/2, reaches for her father, Sen. John F. Kennedy as her mother Jacqueline holds her at their home at Hyannis Port, Mass., July 21, 1960. The senator from Massachusetts was mapping out his campaign for the presidency.
Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to earn one million dollars in career earnings on July 21, 1968 by tying for second place at the PGA Championship.
This is the small two-car ferry "On Time" that shuttles between Chappaquiddick Island to Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard Island (in background) on July 21, 1969. The sign at top right indicates ferry stops at midnight.
Sen. Edward Kennedy was involved in a plunge of a car into the pond on Chappaquiddick late July 18 in which a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, was killed.
"Love at First Bite"
Actor George Hamilton dressed as Count Dracula grins slyly as he plans biting the neck of protesting actress Susan Saint James in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 21, 1978. Hamilton and Saint James star in the movie "Love at First Bite," a modern day story of the adventures of Count Dracula.
Indochina refugee problem
Vice President Walter Mondale delivers his address to the Indochinese refugee conference of the United Nations in the Palais de Nations in Geneva on July 21, 1979.
Comparing the plight of Indochina refugees to the "doomed Jews of Nazi Germany," Mondale pledged increased U.S. aid for the refugees and called on Vietnam to halt its "forced expulsions" of the boat people. U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, chairman of the conference, is in background.
Draft registration reinstated
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the draft registration Proclamation in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1980, reactivating the registration process on July 21. Young American men were required to register, as a result of the Soviet armed invasion of Afghanistan.
Behind Carter, from left, are: Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga.; Rep. Norman Dicks, D-Wash.; Steve Copeland, AFL-CIO; and Bernie Rostker, director of the Selective Service System.
Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, who led the fight against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), addresses the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., July 21, 1983.
Schlafly said Americans may demand restrictions on homosexuals because of AIDS, but claimed the ERA could prevent the enactment of such legal limitations on homosexual activities.
Credit: Al Stephenson/AP
Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith at a press conference in her luxury Moscow hotel before returning home to American, July 21,1983.
Smith wrote a letter to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov in 1982 expressing her fears of a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia. Andropov replied in April 1983, reassuring Smith he did not want a war and inviting her to visit Russia as his guest. Garnering much attention in the U.S. and Russia, Smith became a goodwill ambassador. Smith died in a plane crash along with her father in 1985. In her honor, Smith's mother mother later established the Samantha Smith Foundation to bring people of different countries together and established a student exchange program with the Soviet Union.
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McDonald's mass shooting
Some of the approximately 50 people who attended a candlelight vigil night outside the McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California walk the sidewalk outside police lines, July 21, 1984.
On July 18, a 41-year-old unemployed security guard, James Oliver Huberty, armed with a Uzi semiautomatic rifle, shotgun and pistol, killed 21 people and injured 19 others in one of America's worst mass shootings, before he was shot to death by a police sharpshooter.
McDonald's eventually razed the restaurant and sold the land to the city of San Diego where a memorial was erected.
NASA's choice for the Teacher in Space Project, Concord High School social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe, rides in a Lions Club parade in Concord with her daughter Caroline and son Scott, July 21, 1985. McAuliffe was selected from among 11,000 applicants.
McAuliffe was one of seven Space Shuttle Challenger crew members killed when the shuttle broke apart after launch.
Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson
A policeman stands outside the closed gates of Westminster Abbey in London, July 21, 1986 as preparations continue for the upcoming wedding between Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson on July 23.
Credit: Peter Kemp/AP
Steve Jobs, Founder and acting CEO of Apple Computer Inc., holds up one of the company's new consumer laptops called an "iBook" after his keynote address at the Macworld Expo in New York, July 21, 1999.
The iBook G3 in 1999 was among the first laptops to come with a Wi-Fi card. It was so new that Jobs used a hula-hoop on stage to show it.
Credit: Bebeto Matthews/AP
7th Harry Potter book
Sarah Murrell, left, of Chandler, Ariz., hands out copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at the Changing Hands Bookstore July 21, 2007 in Tempe, Ariz. The bookstore sold 1,000 pre-ordered book by early morning, the day the 7th and final Harry Potter installment went on sale.
Credit: Ross D. Franklin/AP
Radovan Karadzic arrested
War criminal Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was arrested July 21, 2008 "in an action by the Serbian security services."