Today in History - Feb. 7

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Servicemen and their hostesses gather around a piano at the Harlem branch of the Y.M.C.A. in New York City on Feb. 7, 1942, during one of the weekly Saturday night parties given for the men in uniform. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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U.S. Marines Brig. Gen. Smedley Butler, right, watches the Marines embark at San Diego Harbor with Col. Charles S. Hill, Feb. 7, 1927. (AP Photo)

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The Beatles arrive at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (formerly Idlewild), in New York, Feb. 7, 1964. From left: John Lennon (waving), Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. (AP Photo)

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** FILE **The Beatles face the media on their arrival at JFK airport in New York in this Feb. 7, 1964, file photo taken by Associated Press photographer Charles Tasnadi. Tasnadi, who braved minefields and barbed wire to escape communist Hungary and went on to spend three decades as a top Associated Press photographer, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, following a stroke. Famed for his skills as a photographer and revered as a great gentleman, Tasnadi was born Karoly Tasnadi on March 1, 1925 in Ajka, Hungary. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, file)

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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 1964 file photo, the Beatles arrive in New York for their first U.S. appearances. From left are: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. McCartney turned 70 Monday June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/File)

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The four members of Britain's young singing group, the Beatles, stand in front of the microphones in the press room of Kennedy International Airport on Feb. 7, 1964 during a press conference following their arrival. (AP Photo)

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The witching hour for Karen Dolin arrives as makeup man Charles Gemora puts finishing touches on the rubber gauntlets she wears for her movie debut in Hollywood, Feb. 7, 1961. Gemora designed the witch’s horror mask which hides Karen’s beauty, along with the others used in the film. (AP Photo)

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Heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson demonstrates agility with rope jumping during workout in Spring Valley, New York Feb. 7, 1961. Patterson will meet Ingemar Johansson in a title bout in Miami Beach, Florida on February 13. (AP Photo)

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World Heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson takes time from his usual training routine as he shovels snow at his Spring Valley, New York training camp Feb. 7, 1961. Patterson is slated to break camp for his trip to Miami, Florida, shortly and his March 13 defense of his crown against former champion Ingemar Johansson. (AP Photo/HL)

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Ruth Brewington, Left, and Ramona Bell students at Pembroke State College, Feb. 7, 1958. Girls are from St. Pauls. North Carolina standing on a steps of class room building. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz) shows some his collection of Indian dolls in his office in Washington on Feb. 7, 1958. He says he has 400 more back home. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

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Thousands of Japanese gather at Imperial Palace Plaza in Tokyo on Feb. 7, 1948, to hold demonstration urging peace and unity for the world. After the meeting the groups marched through the city carrying signs urging the Japanese to respond to their message and establish a peaceful nation. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

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Barbara Jackson, who handles radio wire at the AP New Orleans bureau, talks to day editor Niel Kincey, Feb. 7, 1946. (AP Photo/Bill Allen)

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Martin Reissman, of New York City, considered second best U.S. table tennis player, at practice in New York, United States, on Feb. 7, 1951, before going abroad as a member of the American team which will take part in international competition in Vienna and give exhibitions for American servicemen in various European cities. Reissman holds more foreign titles in the sport than any other American. He has won the English, Canadian and Brazilian championships and has a good chance to win the world title in the forthcoming play at Vienna. (AP Photo/EF)

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Mila Calma, 22-year-old Filipina who operated with guerrilla forces in the area around Tarlac on Luzon island in the Philippines, shown Feb. 7, 1945, is accredited to the Luzon Guerrilla Forces of the United States Philippine Island Forces. Initials on flag mean “Luzon Guerrilla Armed Forces, U.S. Armed Forces in The Far East.” (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

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Even the signs won’t tell in the defense area of the Pacific Northwest. These markers have been carefully covered shown Feb. 7, 1942 during maneuvers so military secrets will not be revealed. They sentry is on duty to enforce the concealment. Specific location is unknown. (AP Photo/Paul Wagner)

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?Herman?, a North Korean rabbit, believes in living dangerously. Using a hand grenade and 50 cal. Machine gun belts as chin rest, the rabbit nonchalantly rests in a U.S. military policeman?s jeep on the west Korean front on Thursday, Feb. 7, 1951 . Its master says the intrepid bunny jumped into the jeep two months ago and hasn?t left since. Strew and rabbit food now are daily musts. (AP Photo/James Martenhoff

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San Francisco Bay, USA, on Feb. 7, 1934. (AP Photo)

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A young man, or, hippie, has his hair styled by two young women on Hollywood's Sunset Strip on Feb 7, 1966. Interchangeable, long hairdos and sometimes clothing, are commonplace with young set. (AP Photo/George Brich)

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The Beatles meet reporters at Kennedy Airport in New York City, Feb. 7, 1964 on their arrival from London for their first American tour. The band members, from left, are, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, and John Lennon. (AP Photo)

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The Beatles wave to fans assembled below their Plaza Hotel window after they arrived in New York City on Feb. 7, 1964 for a short tour of the United States. From left to right are, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison. (AP Photo)

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Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, sit in London Airport, England, before flying to the U.S. on Feb. 7, 1964. (AP Photo)

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The Shewbo plain in central Burma is the dry spot of the country and the Weir on the river Mu is a vital key to the central bowl where every drop of water must be conserved. The Japanese understanding the importance of the great irrigation structure made a defensive stand which was vigorous out short-lived. The Allied attack sided by hurricanes planned to by pass and then liquidate it, make the water supply to the approaches to Mandalay safe. Fusilier Evans of 23. Pyingyaing, Coedpoeth, Wrexham, relays detail on the portable W.T. Patrols edge in from hide outs, Feb. 7, 1945, planes soften up the Japanese defense, a frontal attack has held them preoccupied. (AP Photo)

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A chaplain conducts a service for members of the crew of the HMS Howe on deck under four jutting 14-inch guns Feb. 7, 1945. The HMS Howe, flagship of the British Pacific fleet assembling at Australian bases to operate against the Japanese, carries a crew of 1860 and is one of the heaviest armed warships afloat. (AP Photo)

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Screen starlet Margie Stewart examines a violin made of Lumarith which Tommy Thompson, right, fashioned for the new Fred Astaire picture, “The Sky’s The Limit", in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 7, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Operations performed at the new National Naval Medical Center may be observed from two glass-enclosed viewing galleries equipped with sound devices for transmission of the operator's voice. Here is a view of an operating room from one of the galleries in Bethesda , Feb. 7, 1942. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

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Two patients play checkers while two others read in a typical ward for enlisted men in the newly opened National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. near Washington on Feb. 7, 1942. Their nurse is Miss McKenzie Stiles. (AP Photo)

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Expert dental service is available to members of the U.S. navy at the Naval Dental School of the New National Naval Medical Center located near this Maryland village. Lieutenant Commander R.W. Taylor, left, examines the teeth of Charles Tracy, Yeoman, and first class, while H.T. Coombs, pharmacist mate, first class, right, looks on in Maryland on Feb. 7, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Major F. Migoni leads a section of Mexican Marines through a smart drill at their camp in Baja California, Mexico Feb. 7, 1942, where they form part of the forces under the command of General Lazaro Cardenas, former president of Mexico who is commander-in-chief of Mexico’s Pacific Coast defenses. (AP Photo)

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These Mexican Marines are guarding a stretch of waterfront somewhere along the coastline of Baja California, Mexico Feb. 7, 1942. Mexico’s commander of the military region of the pacific is General Lazaro Cardenas, foremer president of the country. (AP Photo)

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Servicemen are entertained at the weekly Saturday night USO dance held at the YMCA Feb. 7, 1942, in Harlem, New York. In 1941, the YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic Community Service, the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Travelers Aid Association, and the Salvation Army together formed the United Service Organizations to offer recreation for soldiers on leave. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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Brigadier H.D.G. Crerar, commanding officer, Canadian military headquarters in London; Brigadier G.R. Pearkes, in forage cap, of the 1st Canadian division and Major-General A.G.L. Macnaughton, Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in France on Feb. 7, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Views of Tripoli, Libya on Feb. 7, 1941. (AP Photo/Hamilton Wright)

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Four of the six new stream line locomotives that will operate between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in Los Angeles, Ca., Feb. 7, 1937. They have a top speed of 90 miles per hour. (AP Photo)

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The war on the Western Front may not look very exciting to most people, but it’s real enough to this British soldier because he’s been wounded on the Western Front. He’s being attended by a nurse in a French hospital, Feb. 7, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Shells being checked before being taken to the armoury for this battery, somewhere in England, , Feb. 7, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Conductor Otto Klemeperer around Feb. 7, 1933. (AP Photo)

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A group of climbers on the Zanner Glacier in Russia around Feb. 7, 1931. (AP Photo)

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Kasak, left, and Sibirjak who are two Russian land-workers at their first meeting regarding the Five Year Plan around Feb. 7, 1931 in Russia. (AP Photo)

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