Today in History - Feb. 11

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela, left, and his wife Winnie, raise clenched fists as they walk hand-in-hand from the Victor Verster prison near Cape Town, South Africa. South Africans are marking the anniversary of the release of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela, who was freed 25 years ago. Mandela was released on Feb. 11, 1990, after 27 years in prison. (AP Photo/Greg English, File)

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Since devaluation, these 28-pound gold bricks, being inspected by D. Briglio of the assay office, are worth $14,000 each in currency, seen Feb. 11, 1935 in New York City. Under former exchange rates they were worth $8,000 each. Present dollars represent 15.2 grains of gold against 25.8 grains in the gold dollars. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide which dollar is legal. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela, center left, and his wife Winnie, center right, raise clenched fists as they arrive at a welcoming rally in Soweto two days after Mandela's release from prison in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africans are marking the anniversary of the release of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela, who was freed 25 years ago. Mandela was released on Feb. 11, 1990, after 27 years in prison. (AP Photo/Udo Weitz, File)

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Premier Benito Mussolini is shown reading the Treaty of the Lateran, just before it was signed by the Italian dictator and Cardinal Pietro Gaspari, the Papal secretary of state, in the Vatican, Feb. 11, 1929. (AP Photo)

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Albert Henry Woolson, last survivor of the Union Army of the Civil War, makes a quick work of blowing out all 107 candles on a birthday cake at the home he shares with his daughter's family in Duluth, Minn., Feb. 11, 1954. Woolson, former drummer boy, is last of 2,675,000 boys in blue. (AP Photo/Chet Magnuson)

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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, supporters gather in Soweto to celebrate the release of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. South Africans are marking the anniversary of the release of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela, who was freed 25 years ago. Mandela was released on Feb. 11, 1990, after 27 years in prison. (AP Photo/Raymond Preston, File)

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Flames leap from a truck in Chowringhee, one of the main thoroughfares of Calcutta, during rioting in the Indian city, which broke out Feb. 11, 1946. (AP Photo)

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Benito Mussolini, premier of Italy, center, makes his first visit to Pope Pius XI, Feb. 11, 1932, sealing the peace of the church and state begun by the Lateran Treaty three years ago. "Il Duce" poses with unidentified members of the Papal family. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1997 file photo, Whitney Houston looks over her shoulder as her husband Bobby Brown looks to her at the premiere of "The Wonderful World of Disney" movie "Cinderella," at Mann's Chinese Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. She was 48. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)

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Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai reacts to supporters at a rally, after he was sworn in as Zimbabwe's Prime Minister by President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. Mugabe swore in his long time rival ushering in a unity government in an extraordinary concession after nearly three decades of virtually unchallenged rule. (AP Photo)

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A group of University of Oklahoma students pass in front of the state capitol in Oklahoma City, Feb. 11, 1963 near the end of a 25 mile trip from Norman, Oklahoma, dribbling a basketball the entire distance. Eleven students took part, making the trip in 3 hours and 35 minutes by dribbling in one mile relays. (AP Photo)

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Constructions nears completion on the $235 million Showboat Hotel/Casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, Feb. 11, 1987 as the New Jersey Casino Control Commission met to grant Atlantic City?s 12th case a gaming license. The casino/hotel is scheduled to open in March. (AP Photo/B. Vartan Boyajian)

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Nelson Mandela is led by his wife, Winnie Mandela, who gives a black power salute, after his release from Victor Verster prison in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 1990. The leader of the African National Congress served over 27 years in jail. (AP Photo/Greg English)

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In this May 10, 1986, file photo, American singer Whitney Houston belts out a song during her segment of a benefit concert at Boston Garden. Houston died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, she was 48. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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President Ronald Reagan applauds as King Fahd of Saudi Arabia starts to speak at the State Visit ceremony held on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Feb. 11, 1985 in Washington. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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President Ronald Reagan and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia meet in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Feb. 11, 1985 in Washington. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)

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Emmett J. Mayer Sr., and Lois Pitts were among 340,000 New Orleans-area residents who got 3-D eyeglasses that enabled them to see “Revenge of the Creature”, the first commercial TV showing of a 3-D movie in the United States, in Chalmette, Louisiana, Feb. 11, 1982. A spokesman for 127 area Time Saver convenience stores, the only place where the glasses were available, said the promotion was a mixed bag because thousands of angry people couldn’t get glasses in time for the showing on Tuesday night. (AP Photo)

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Daredevil Evel Knievel in a Chicago hospital, Friday, Feb. 11, 1977 recuperating from a motorcycle accident on January 31, tells reporters, he is suing the Chicago Sun-Times for $200 million. According to Knievel, the Sun-Times published stories on January 27 and 28 “among other things that Mr. Knievel was sick and tired of dealing with Jews.” Knievel said statements were malicious and untrue. The newspaper had no immediate comment on the suit. (AP Photo/Larry Stoddard)

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President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with workers at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 11, 1977. Carter went into the crowd after delivering a speech there. (AP Photo)

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President Carter takes a question as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Patricia Roberts Harris laughs, left, at the Department on Thursday, Feb. 11, 1977 in Washington. Carter said that he plans to visit each Department to meet with the employees. (AP Photo)

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Britain's John Curry, center, Vladimir Kovalev of the USSR, left, and Canada's Toller Cranston, wave to the crowd after they were awarded medals for the men's figure skating event at the Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, Feb. 11, 1976. Curry won gold, Kovalev the silver and Cranston the bronze. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, the new opposition leader, flanked by her proud husband Denis, and their twin son Mark, left, on the threshold of No. 94 Lupus Street, Victoria in London on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975. Mark's twin sister Carol was taking exams when it was announced that their mother won the overall majority in the Conservative leadership poll with 146 votes. (AP Photo)

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Mick Jagger, left, singer in The Rolling Stones and girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, USA on Thursday, Feb. 11, 1966. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Richard Nixon pauses outside the Department of Transportation to shake hands with well wishers during a visit, Feb. 11, 1969. The President later addressed key officials and employee of the department during his visit. (AP Photo)

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Empty garbage cans sit on a Harlem street in the Manhattan borough of New York, Feb. 11, 1968, as a sanitation worker removes the last of a mountain of refuse with an earth-moving machine. Striking workers returned to their jobs after Governor Nelson Rockefeller intervened in their wage dispute with the city. Much cleaning remains to be done. (AP Photo)

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Willie Mays, the National league's most valuable player, is probably now baseball's highest paid performer. But before he signed a two-year contract in San Francisco on Feb. 11, 1966 to play for the Giants for a reported $255,000 a year, he enjoyed coffee and at the expense of Horace Stoneham, President of the San Francisco Giants. (AP Photo/RWK)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by the Guard Commander as she inspects a Guard of Honour of the Grenada Cadet Corps, after arriving in the Royal Barge at the Princess Margaret Jetty, on the Carenage, St. George's, Grenada, on Feb. 11, 1966.. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip are on a five-week tour of the Caribbean. (AP Photo)

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Pickets representing civil rights groups parade outside Wilson Auditorium in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1964 where Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama spoke to a University of Cincinnati audience. Wallace, a leading spokesman for segregation and states’ rights, denounced the newly-passed civil rights bill as a federal power grab. His visit to Cincinnati coincided with a one-day boycott to protest alleged de fact segregation in public schools. There were no incidents at the speech. (AP Photo/Gene Smith)

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There was only scattered attendance in this room of the Cummins Elementary School in Cincinnati, as the result of a one-day boycott called by civil rights groups, in protest of alleged de facto segregation in Cincinnati public schools, Feb. 11, 1964. The teacher, whose name was not disclosed, said about half her class was absent. The school is in a predominantly black neighborhood. (AP Photo)

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Children from Cincinnati's West End gathered at the Community Center of Park Town, an integrated housing project, as the Congress for Racial Equality staged a one-day boycott of city schools, Feb. 11, 1964. Several such facilities were scattered throughout the city. School board officials announced the absenteeism at 35 per cent with no breakdown reasons given. (AP Photo/Gene Smith)

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The centre of attraction, four boys from Liverpool enjoy themselves as they attend a charity ball at the British Embassy, in Washington, on Feb. 11, 1964. They are the Beatles , from left: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, currently raising a storm on their first tour of the United States. (AP Photo)

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Surrounded by amplifiers and treading jumping beans underfoot, the Beatles swing into their routine during a show at the Coliseum in Washington, Feb. 11, 1964. From left: lead guitarist George Harrison, bassist Paul McCartney, rhythm guitarist John Lennon, and drummer Ringo Starr. The beans were thrown by excited fans. (AP Photo)

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American evangelist Billy Graham totes a large dish, made of half a gourd on his head, during his visit to the village of Gindiri in Northern Nigeria, Feb. 11, 1960. Graham has been conducting a mission tour of West Africa preaching in Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria. He is now bound for the Middle East. (AP Photo)

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President Dwight Eisenhower makes good use of his bands while listening to reporters’ questions at his news conference in Washington. At a conference on Feb. 11, 1960. (AP Photo/John Rous)

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Working on a production which features a riding academy in the penthouse of a New York office building, screen players Maril Nemec, Linda Lombard and Jean Stratton, left to right, ride a mechanical camel in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 11, 1948. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth)

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Dom DiMaggio, star center fielder of the Boston Red Sox spars with "Spider" Roach, ring instructor at San Francisco's Olympic Club, Feb. 11, 1942. Other training exercises the fleet outfielder is taking to get into shape include rowing, riding a stationary bicycle, weight pulling and bag-punching. (AP Photo)

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One of the principal streets in Madrid, on Feb. 11, 1936, after a junta air raid. Masonry and ironwork from bombed houses and shops has fallen into the road, craters have been made in the tramlines which are also torn up in places. (AP Photo)

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Cuban Premier Fidel Castro is shown in his office at the Presidential Palace in Havana, Feb. 11, 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

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FILE - In a March 19, 1985 file photo, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, center, welcomes Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, and King Hussein of Jordan during a surprise visit to Baghdad. Egypt's vice president says Mubarak resigned on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 as president and handed control to the military. (AP Photo/File)

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Construction continues on the twin towers at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhanttan, New York City, on Feb. 11, 1971. The 1350-foot north tower building, left, now the world's tallest building, overlooks St. Paul's church in the foreground. (AP Photo)

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President John F. Kennedy chats with his press secretary, Pierre Salinger, and Mrs. Salinger aboard a Marine helicopter just before a White House takeoff in Washington, Feb. 11, 1961 for the new Kennedy country home, Glen Ora. Near Middleburg, Va. The reflection in window at left, showing on Kennedy’s coat is of the White House. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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Former football great Jim Brown, left, President of the Black Economic Union, confers with Mrs. Anne Faulkner, 74, in her poor neighborhood at Holly Springs, Miss., Feb. 11, 1970. Brown led about 25 black athletes for the firsthand look at conditions his BEU hopes to improve. In background is Leroy Kelly of the Cleveland Browns. (AP Photo)

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President John F. Kennedy presides at a White House conference of top diplomatic advisers, summoned to discuss strategy in relations with Russia, Feb. 11, 1961 in Washington. With the Chief Executive are Secretary of State Dean Rusk, left, and George Keenan, ambassador designate to Yugoslavia and top expert on Russia. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley smiles after he is promoted to army sergeant at the U.S. Army Unit's maneuver headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Feb. 11, 1960. Presley is promoted to the NCO rank in the 1st Battalion, 32d Armor Regiment, 3d Armored Division. (AP Photo)

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A crowd of people wait to welcome the last of the Jewish refugees, detained in Cyprus by the British authorities, on the harbour dockside at Haifa, Israel, Feb. 11, 1949. The ship 'Atzmaut' arrived with 1,600 men, women and children on board to a tumultuous welcome by the waiting crowd. (AP Photo)

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Placard-carrying men of Greek birth or ancestry picket entrance to United Nations headquarters at United Nations Plaza and East 43rd St., New York on Feb. 11, 1957 in protest against British rule in Cyprus. About 200 persons marched in the demonstration. (AP Photo/John Lent)

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Due to severe fuel shortage in Britain, factories and businesses are turning to alternative power sources, as at this London factory where the power is provided by a man on a cycle connected to a generator, Feb. 11, 1947. Bad weather is hampering delivery of coal and daily five hour power cuts are being imposed in Southern England and Wales. (AP Photo/Rider-Rider)

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Stage dancer, Nadine Gae, poses in front of a backdrop of newspapers while wearing flashbulbs in New York, Feb. 11, 1941. Nadine will be one of the featured entertainers at the New York Press Photographers Ball held in New York. (AP Photo/LJ).

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Boys of Wellington college are at work excavating for one of the air raid precautions bombproof shelters in the school grounds in Berkshire, England, Feb. 11, 1939. Boys work in their spare time on the shelters which will provide full protection from splinters, blast and incendiary bombs for the 660 boys and 40 masters at the school. (AP Photo)

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A Libyan soldier of the Italian Camel Corps watches the surrounding country, as war is threatened between Italy and Abyssinia, as the result of fighting on the borders of Abyssinia and the Italian colony of Eritrea and Italian Somaliland, Feb. 11, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Abe Tompkins, organizer of the Richmond Unemployment Council, was arrested in Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 11, 1933, as he led marchers to the City Hall to make demands to the mayor for relief of the unemployed of Richmond. (AP Photo)

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Henry Ford and Thomas Edison on Edison’s 80th birthday, Feb., 11, 1927. In rear is flivver (car) Gustavus Adolphus, named after Crown Prince of Sweden after a ride. (AP Photo)

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Thomas A. Edison is shown as he celebrates his 73rd birthday, Feb. 11, 1920. Location is unknown. (AP Photo)

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