Today in History: Feb. 9

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Baseball legend Babe Ruth is seen with his wife Claire and daughter Julia, at center, in New York, Feb. 9, 1933. (AP Photo)

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General Sir Charles Harington and Julio Argentino Pascual Roca, Vice President of Argentina, left, at Aldershot, Hampshire, England, on Feb. 9, 1933. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Pope Pius XI at the inauguration of the new wireless installation at the Vatican City, Rome, Italy on Feb. 9, 1931. (AP Photo)

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View of St. Moritz, Switzerland, Feb. 9, 1928, from the Chantarella Funicular Railway. (AP Photo)

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The new wireless installation at Vatican City, Rome, Italy which was recently inaugurated by Pope Pius XI, unseen, around Feb. 9, 1931. (AP Photo)

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This shot was made a short time before his last venturesome journey thru the mazes the clamminess?s, the murkinesses of Sand Cave, in Cave City, Kentucky, on Feb. 9, 1925. Ten days this gritty and daring mid westerner whose hard luck has stirred world wide interest and sympathy has been pinioned in darkness, wetness and horror under a ten top boulder in the cold entrails of the earth. Neither pains nor expense are being spared to take him living or to retrieve him dead. Rescuers are toiling like sons of Anak to reach him quickly. Photo shows: Collins peering thru a break in one of the clammy and grotesque interior partition of the cavern. Note the crystal formations. A comrade who accompanied the intrepid explorer took this photograph. (AP Photo)

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Members of the Belgium royal family enjoy a skiing break in St Moritz, Switzerland, Feb. 9, 1928. King Albert I, right, Queen Elisabeth, left, and Princess Marie-Jose Charlotte. (AP Photo)

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Cleveland Sellers, center, of Denmark, S.C., stands with officers after his arrest last night in Orangeburg, S.C., where three were killed and others wounded during a race riot, Feb. 9, 1968. At left is Chief Pete Strom of the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)

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Author Ernest Hemingway, left, is shown with his wife Martha Gellhorn and Elicio Arguelles at a live pigeon shoot in Havana, Cuba, Feb. 9, 1942. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1949 file photo, actor Robert Mitchum, center right, and actress Lila Leeds, left, are sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana cigarettes in Los Angeles. On the occasion of “Legalization Day,” Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, when Washington’s new law takes effect, AP takes a look back at the cultural and legal status of the “evil weed” in American history. (AP Photo, File)

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Randy Gardner and his partner, Tai Babilonia, display winning form as they capture the senior pairs short program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Feb. 9, 1978, in Portland, Oregon. (AP Photo/JS)

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One U.S. soldier takes a break while another smiles for the photographer in Vietnam, Feb. 9, 1966. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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A Boeing 747 jumbo jet plane taking off for its first flight at the Boeing plant in Everett, Washi., USA on Feb. 9, 1969. The 747 is the world's largest commerical aircraft. (AP Photo)

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A workman polishes the Mod Rod, one of the customized autos shown Feb. 9, 1973, at the opening of the National Rod and Custom Car Show in New York. More than 250 of the customized cars, hot rods, race cars, dune buggies and far-out autos are on display at the show at the Coliseum. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Volunteers join workers from International Technology, a private cleanup firm, using absorbent pads to cleanup crude oil which washed ashore from the ruptured tanker American Trader in Newport Beach, California Friday, Feb. 9, 1990. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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An unidentified boy inspects an 1885 Daimler motor cycle which is on display at a veteran motorcycle exhibition at Bale, Switzerland, Feb. 9, 1971. The motorcycle, mostly made of wood with wooden wheels, is powered with a one cylinder gasoline engine. (AP Photo)

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Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro toast with Guyana Prime Minister Forbes Burnham on Feb. 9, 1973. (AP Photo)

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Rod Laver, world’s No. 1 ranking tennis player, smashes return as he defeated fellow Australian Tony Roche in straight sets to win the International Tennis Players Association tournament’s $10,000 first prize in Philadelphia on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1970. Labor scored 6-3, 7-6, 6-2 over Roche who is ranked No. 2. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)

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Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King who was assassinated 4th April 1968, with her book “My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr.” at a press conference in London, Feb. 9, 1970 when the clergy and ministers of all religious were invited to mark the second anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Assassination by making “racial harmony” the subject of one of their sermons on Sunday, April 12, 1970. The idea is that a Martin Luther King Sunday, would encourage people to adopt his principals based on nonviolence to promote racial justice. A limited number of Mrs. King’s book will be made available free of charge to ministers who offer to arrange such Sunday. (AP Photo/Priest)

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Yasser Arafat, spokesman of the Fatah Resistance organization and chairman of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is seen in Cairo for a PLO meeting on Feb. 9, 1969. (AP Photo)

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French alpine skier Jean-Claude Killy is seen in action during the Men's Downhill race at Chamrousse, Feb. 9, 1968. (AP Photo)

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Army nurse 1st Lt. Sharon Forman looks out from medical helicopter with hospital below in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, Feb. 9, 1966. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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Flag draped coffins of eight American Servicemen killed in attacks on U.S. Military Installations in South Viet Nam, on Feb. 7, are placed in transport plane at Saigon, Feb. 9, 1965 for return flight to the United States. Funeral services were held at the Saigon Airport with U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor and Vietnamese officials attending. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., talks to newsmen in the White House lobby, Feb. 9, 1965, after conferences with President Lyndon B. Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and Acting Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach. King quoted President Johnson as saying the Justice Department is working on a bill to secure voting rights for African Americans. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

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American speed skating champion Terry McDermott, top centre,a barber by trade, prepares to take a swipe at the famed locks of Beatle Paul McCartney, seated , to the mock horror of the other Beatles and TV host Ed Sullivan, during rehearsals at the TV Studio, New York, Feb. 9, 1964. From left, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, McDermott, Ed Sullivan and John Lennon. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 1964 file photo, The Beatles perform on the CBS "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York. Ringo Starr plays drums and playing guitars from left are Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon. An estimated 73 million Americans tuned in, the largest ever for a TV show at the time, or three times the amount of people who watched the latest "American Idol" finale, according to the Nielsen Co. (AP Photo, file)

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A modern "Hannibal" - A Cambodian guard equipped with a Browning-automatic rifle, out on “Elephant patrol” against the Vietminh in Cambodia Feb. 9, 1954.(AP Photo)

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Joseph, a five-year-old patient, looks wonderingly at Jimmie Stewart in New York’s Bellevue Hospital on Feb. 9, 1952 where the lanky film actor performed for child ward patients. Stewart is garbed as “Buttons” the clown, the role he played in the film “The Greatest Show on the Earth”. (AP Photo/JR)

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Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisc.), chairman of the Senate investigations committee, talks to reporters in Washington, Feb. 4, 1950 after hearing testimony from a State department files keeper, Helen Balog. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

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Japanese troops, wearing winter uniforms, parade at their lonely outpost on the Siberian Frontier and, turning towards Tokyo, present arms in a new year’s day salute to the Emperor on Feb. 9, 1939. (AP Photo)

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On occasion of the first anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s government, an enormous crowd gathered in the Wilhelmstrasse and shouted to the chancellor in Berlin, Germany on Feb. 9, 1934. (AP Photo)

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Robin Williams, left, and Christopher Reeve, attempt to hail a taxicab in New York City on Feb. 9, 1981. Williams went to see Reeve, who is appearing in the play "The Fifth of July", backstage after his performance Friday night. (AP Photo/Steve Sands)

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The cast of the TV sitcom "Three's Company" cut the cake together during a small cake and champagne party following the taping of their 150th episode, Feb. 9, 1983, in Los Angeles. The stars, from left, are Richard Kline, Joyce DeWitt, John Ritter, Don Knotts, and Priscilla Barnes. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Althea Leasure, wife of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, checks in with a jail guard to visit her husband at the Hamilton County Courthouse jail in Cincinnati, Feb. 9, 1977. With her is attorney Herald Fahringer, who represented Flynt in his obscenity trial. No decision on bail was made today by the three-judge appeals panel. (AP Photo/Brian Horton)

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** FILE ** ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY FEB. 2 ** A National Guardsman checks a stranded car Feb. 9, 1978, in Hampton, N.H., after the Blizzard of '78 to see if anyone was trapped inside. A winter storm combined with high tides flooded the New Hampshire seacoast 25 years ago. (AP Photo/Tim Savard)

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Charles Manson, accused of masterminding seven murders, listens to questions from newsmen in Los Angeles, Feb. 9, 1970, as he paused briefly en route back to his jail cell after hearing a Los Angeles judge set his trial for March 30. Two women co-defendants were assigned the same date. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)

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In the dressing room at the Globe Theatre during an interval of 'An Evening With Beatrice Little," Beatrice Little signed a contract with Ed Sullivan, compere of the American TV show "Toast of the Town" to appear in his February 20 program ?The Gertrude Lawrence story.? Miss Lillie talks with Ed Sullivan, holding the contract, in her dressing room, Feb. 9, 1955 in London. (AP Photo)

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An overturned lorry and debris litter the streets in Zierikzee, Feb. 9, 1953. Gale force spring tides, which swamped European coastlines on the night of January 31, caused extensive damage in low-lying Holland, where the known death toll already exceeds 1,200. (AP Photo)

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A U.S. infantryman takes a cautions peep into a house in the Geilenkirchen sector of Germany on Feb. 9, 1945, after seeing the notice, warning the unwary of booby traps. (AP Photo)

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Twenty two year old, film actress, Judy Garland and her director, 32 year old Vincent Minnelli dine out at a Hollywood Night Club in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 1945, to celebrate their engagement. The couple plant to be married early next fall. (AP Photo)

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Yank soldiers of the third army examine the graves of enemy soldiers who were buried in front of a wrecked church in the town of Hoscherlerdicht, located on the Skyline Drive which runs on the top of a number of the Ardennes Mountains in Belgium, Feb. 9, 1945. Heavy fighting took place along the road, which was heavily defended because of its strategic position. In clearing the road, third army forces drove the enemy across the Roer River. (AP Photo)

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First Lieutenant Clark Gable is now an aerial gunner in the U.S. Army Air Force and is seen in this picture draped with machine-gun cartridges ready for use on a firing practice at his Florida station, on Feb. 9, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Roy Rogers and his wife Arlene attend the opening of Sammy Kaye's orchestra on Feb. 9, 1944 at the Hollywood Palladium. (AP Photo)

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Lt. John F. Kennedy, smiles at the Stork Club in New York City on Feb. 9, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Italian naval men, captured by the British on the fall of Tobruk, march past debris and war-scared buildings in the Libyan port, Feb. 9, 1941. British land, sea and air forces combined for the assault which carried the Italian base on January 22. (AP Photo)

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Smog blanketed Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh, Feb. 9, 1940. (AP Photo/Bill Allen)

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Children refugees from Catalunia huddle in a ravine in Perpignan, France, after crossing the border to flee the civil war in Spain, Feb. 9, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Women applying for limited civil service jobs, as laboratory helpers in the department of health, wait in line inside the 224th coast artillery armory in New York City, Feb. 9, 1939. Twelve city jobs are available, paying $960 a year. (AP Photo)

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General Franco, Premier in the Spanish government, seated, with his brother Nicholas Franco, Secretary of State, at Salamanca, on Feb. 9, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Joe Gordon, who’s been promoted from Newark to take Tony Lazzeri’s assignment at second on the world champion New York Yankee team, tunes up for his new job in a semi-pro game in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 1938. (AP Photo)

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John Dillinger, center, is handcuffed and guarded in court as his trial date is set for March 12 at Crown Point, Ind., Feb. 9, 1934. Dillinger is charged with the killing a police officer in East Chicago, Indiana. (AP Photo)

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