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Today in World War II History—July 14, 1942

French General Charles De Gaulle, 1942 (Library of Congress: cph.3b42159)

French General Charles De Gaulle, 1942 (Library of Congress: cph.3b42159)

80 Years Ago—July 14, 1942: On Bastille Day, Gen. Charles de Gaulle renames the Free French the Fighting French.

In India, Gandhi orders non-violent rebellion against British rule.

Movie premiere of Lou Gehrig biography Pride of the Yankees, starring Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright.

Babe Ruth with actor Gary Cooper in publicity still from the 1942 film Pride of the Yankees about the life of Lou Gehrig (public domain via Samuel Goldwyn Company)

Babe Ruth with actor Gary Cooper in publicity still from the 1942 film Pride of the Yankees about the life of Lou Gehrig (public domain via Samuel Goldwyn Company)

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