Video: 'Democratic Convention Chicago 1944' (VP nomination at 1:32)
(Friday, July 21, 1944, evening CWT; during World War II) — Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri was nominated tonight as the Democratic candidate for Vice President in the fifth and final session of the twenty-eighth national convention of the party, defeating incumbent Vice President Henry Wallace 1,031-105 after votes shifted on the second ballot. Continue reading Democrats nominate Senator Truman for vice president 70 years ago tonight (July 21 1944)
(Saturday, July 21, 1984) — “Legs” by ZZ Top at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, July 21, 1984) — “Romancing the Stone” by Eddy Grant at #26 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 1' (July 21, 1954, at 55:03)
(Wednesday, July 21, 1954; during the First Indochina War, part of the Cold War) — France and the three associated states of Indochina signed armistice agreements with the Communists today that extended the Iron Curtain around North Vietnam, a land of 13 million.
The United States warned it would view “with grave concern” any revival of aggression violating the agreements.