Today in History - Feb. 13

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The car of Associated Press correspondent C. Yates McDaniel is pushed into the water by willing hands to keep it from falling into the hands of the invading Japanese forces, in Singapore, Feb. 13, 1942. This was the start of McDaniel's eventful trip from Singapore to Java. (AP Photo/C. Yates McDaniel)

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A Soviet soldier, member of the last Soviet unit, waves to journalists gathered on the tarmac of Kabul airport, before leaving Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 1989. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

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Former American prisoners of war get settled in a hospital in Luzon, the Philippines after their release, Feb. 13, 1945. (AP Photo/Life Pool)

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Birger Ruud of Norway, 19 years old, makes a jump at Lake Placid, N.Y., during the 1932 Winter Olympics, Feb. 13, 1932. He won the ski jumping title with leaps of 218 and 226 feet. (AP Photo)

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Multi images of a dancing Japanese doll are shown on the Projection Cube System, a new video display system Japan's Pioneer unveiled in Tokyo, Feb. 13, 1991. The core of the system is the newly-developed 40-inch 800-scan line display screen which can be stacked up in any way with any number to make either one giants display or a multi-image screen. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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The last Soviet unit stands stationary during a military parade on the tarmac of Kabul airport, just before leaving Afghanistan for the last time, Feb. 13, 1989. Fifteen thousand soldiers died in the nine-year guerrilla war in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

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Hugo Bezdek, former college football coach and manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, collects eggs at his farm house in Bucks Co., near Doylestown Pa., Feb 13, 1942. He now operates a chicken farm in his Bucks Co. community. (AP Photo)

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Hugo Bezdek, former college football coach and manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, is seen in front of his farm house in Bucks Co., near Doylestown Pa., Feb 13, 1942. He now operates a chicken farm in his Bucks Co. community. (AP Photo)

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Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, unseen in rear of royal car, turn at Gardeners Corner, Aldgate, London, on Feb. 13, 1937, on their way to the east end of London. (AP Photo)

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Lights are back on after power plant workers returned to work following a 19-hour walkout in Pittsburgh, Penn., Feb. 13, 1946. (AP Photo)

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Hugo Bezdek, former college football coach and manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, inspects his "good luck charm" hat that he bought 25 years before, at his farm house in Bucks Co., near Doylestown Pa., Feb 13, 1942. He always wore it on the bench when he was coaching. Bezdek now operates a chicken farm in his Bucks Co. community. (AP Photo)

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A well-stocked, brightly lighter hosiery shop, one of many underground establishments in New York, attracts several prospective customers who have just stepped off the subway at Grand Central Station in New York on Feb. 13, 1962. (AP Photo)

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A group of people look at a huge fish tank as part of the new Outer Bay exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1996. The Outer Bay exhibit is planned to open on March 2. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Nathalie Schenck Laimbeer, the first woman hired by National City Bank of New York to be given title of assistant cashier, is pictured Feb. 13, 1925. (AP Photo)

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After leaving the subway train, a young New York couple stop to look through some records in at Downstairs Records, a shop in a subway arcade at Times Square in New York, Feb. 13, 1962. (AP Photo/Ruben Goldberg)

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A U.S. Marine M-60 tank and an amphibious tracked vehicle explode land mines during a ground warfare training exercise, Feb. 13, 1991 in the Saudi Arabian desert. Land mines are a major concern for allied forces in the event of a ground war with Iraq. (AP Photo/DOD Pool/Sadayuki Mikami)

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Gordie Howe of the Hartford Whalers demonstrates the use of a two-day video set up for conferences in Hartford on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1980. Howe was able to take questions from a group of youth hockey players 50 miles away and outline plays for them on a blackboard. The blackboard image was then sent over telephone lines to a video set. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

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Workers carry absorbent pom-poms and large plastic bag with mini-booms as they head for the surf at Bolsa Chica State Beach near Huntington Beach, California Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1990. Waves of gooey brown foam and sludge came ashore on Tuesday in a rising tide of crude-oil soup that spurred calls for more cleanup workers. (AP Photo/Alan Greth)

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A crowd of youths seen fleeing from the smoke of a tear-gas bomb used to break up small disturbances near St. Eugene Church in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Feb. 13, 1972. (AP Photo/Michel Laurent)

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Opening ceremony of XIII Winter Olympics on Feb. 13, 1980 in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo)

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An illegal rally in protest against internment and British troops in Belfast, Feb. 13, 1972. (AP Photo/Michel Laurent)

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The Backwash of the Tidal wave caused by the November Cyclone has eroded rich topsoil of Bhola Island in the Delta Region of East Pakistan on Feb.13, 1971. (AP Photo)

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Apollo 14 Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., who hit three golf balls while on the moon, conducts an experiment near a lunar crater, using an instrument from the two-wheeled rickshaw cart carrying the various test tools on Feb. 13, 1971. It was from this cart that Shepard took one tool, screwed on a specially-adapted No. 6 gold club head and hit first golf balls on the moon. Precise location of this crater and experiment was not pinpointed by NASA which released photo on Saturday from film shot by the astronauts on the moon. (AP Photo)

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Demonstration of Arab women in support of UN. intervention in the Middle East in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 13, 1969. (AP Photo)

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Demonstration of Arab women in support of UN. intervention in the Middle East in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 13, 1969. (AP Photo)

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A Vietnamese youngster carrying a toy rifle walks past a bullet-scarred wall on the way to play with neighborhood boys in the Cholon section of Saigon on Feb. 13, 1969. The wall was shot up during the Viet Cong’s Tet offensive last year and remains as a reminder of a war far more deadly than that the children play in back alleys. (AP Photo)

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A New Yorker need never step outdoors to still his hunger or satisfy his needs for goods. He can simply take the subway, that vast maze of rails that has been operating since 1904, and spend the day eating and shopping. He can buy practically everything from a stick of gum to a set of furniture, dine at the below-the-street luncheonettes, and even make a deposit at one of the banks that are to be found at Rockefeller Center, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Pennsylvania and Grand Central Stations. Here, a man buys a pretzel at Union Square station, Feb. 13, 1962. (AP Photo)

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This New Yorker, on his way to work, stops to look at some ties at a shop in the subway arcade at Times Square, Feb. 13, 1962. People even stop to listen to the music played by the shop, designed, of course, to attract customers. (AP Photo/Ruben Goldberg)

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This well-lit frankfurter stand in the subway arcade at New York’s Times Square is well-patronized, Feb. 13, 1962. At lunchtime, customers sometimes have to stand two deep to be waited on. (AP Photo/Ruben Goldberg)

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Waiting offstage for rehearsal call at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, two of the Rockettes keep busy with needlework on Feb. 13, 1958. Loraine Berry, left, shows Tina Gargano a bikini dance brief, while Tina crochets a doily from a new pattern. Lorraine, who danced on the West Coast before joining the Rockettes troupe, found the bikinis popular among dancers there. After coming east she found she had beaten the fad to New York. So she started sewing the dance brief and selling them to her colleagues. (AP Photo)

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What the Army calls a ration depot, a huge pile of crated canned goods somewhere in the South Pacific on Feb. 13, 1943. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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There’s no one around to disturb these goats while they munch their dinner in Coney Island, New York on Feb. 13, 1954. During the summer they’re kept busy pulling carts around. In background is Steeplechase‘s giant ferries wheel. (AP Photo/Ed Ford)

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Clyde Tombaugh poses with the telescope through which he discovered the planet Pluto, at the Lowell Observatory on Observatory Hill in Flagstaff, Ariz., 1931. It has been nearly 75 years since Tombaugh first spotted the tiny icy planet on Feb. 18, 1930, and since then Pluto 's very classification as a planet has been questioned. Astronomers agree, though, that the discovery at Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory remains a remarkable one. (AP Photo/File)

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Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, of Austin, Texas, center, rehearses with his band Double Trouble for a performance on Saturday Night Live, Feb. 13, 1986, New York. Bassist Tommy Shannon is at right. Guitarist Jimmy Vaughan is at left. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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A light mortar on his back, a Cambodian trooper rejoins his unit near Banam, 35 miles east of Phnom Penh on Feb. 13, 1973. Insurgent troops drove government forces from the area following a fierce fight. (AP Photo/Vichetr)

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LANDMARK BUILDING STRUCTURE ARCHITECTURE FOG WEATHER CLOUDS CLOSE UP

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A violent earthquake hit five days ago and Southern Californians were still waiting for the other shoe to drop - what scientists say is the inevitable "great earthquake." But there's no panic. Thousands went to the state's warm beaches for sunning and playing as life went on, Feb. 13, 1971 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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A dog scout patrol passes in review before Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Eighth Army Commander in Korea as the U.S. 45th Division staged a full dress review in Korea, Feb. 13, 1954 marking their official withdrawal from Korea. More than 10,000 men passed in review, but only about 1,000 of them, men scheduled for rotation home, will actually leave the country. The remainder will be assigned to various other divisions in Korea. The unit formerly was the Oklahoma National Guard. (AP Photo/Gene Smith)

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A wide-eyed teddy bear, from one of the exhibits at the National Photo Show at Grand Central Palace in New York, tries his hand at picture-making with Louise Yenier and Greta Romain as his subject, Feb. 13, 1953. They are known as the " Bolsey Twins" at the show. Teddy is using an eight-by-ten Polaroid camera. In the background is part of the exhibit of the New York Press Photographers Association. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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Members of the public pass the coffin of Britain's King George VI, as it lays in state, and the guard is changed in total silence, in Westminster Hall, London, on Feb. 13, 1952. (AP Photo)

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The queue of mourners waiting to pay homage to King George Vi, as he lays in state in Westminster Hall, continues over Lambeth Bridge and then along the south bank towards Westminster Bridge, left, on Feb. 13, 1952. (AP Photo/Staff/Harris)

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Apartment building at 77 Park Avenue, looking at the corner of 39th Street in New York, shown Feb. 13, 1948. (AP Photo/John Lent)

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Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Levins hold their 3-month-old daughter after crawling from the debris of their Montgomery, Ala., home which was destroyed by a tornado Feb. 13, 1945. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)

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Olen Clements, Associated Press correspondent at work at a South Pacific base on Feb. 13, 1943. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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British sailors attached to Brunswick, (Me.) Naval Air Station start downhill on snowshoes, Feb. 13, 1944. (AP Photo)

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An American and the Japanese he killed near Buna mission, Papua New Guinea on Feb. 13, 1943. Pfc Wally Wakeman says “I was walking down the lane when I saw two fellows talking. They grinned and I grinned. One Pulled gun. I pulled mine. I killed him. It was just like in the movies. (AP Photo)

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Hits on the shoreward end of the breakwater are seen during a daylight raid by heavy bombers of the United States Middle East air forces on Sousse Harbour, Tunisia Feb. 13, 1943. Bursts are also seen on quayside buildings. In the harbour itself a vessel lying on its side is clearly distinguishable, whilst around it are other craft sunk or damaged in previous raids. (AP Photo)

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Empty oil drums and some corrugated iron make a double oven for U.S. Army cooks at a South Pacific base, Feb. 13, 1943, where, left to right, Sgt. John W. Branam, of Detroit, Mich.; Sgt. Franklin Harris, Tampa, Fla.; and Pvt. Elijah Burkes, Houston, Texas, preside over the outdoor kitchen. The arrangement at the left is a griddle or hot plate, also shaped from an oil drum. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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Snow may cover the ground and parts of the planes too, but it makes no difference to the Royal Air Force. Ground crews as they service an RAF Hampden bomber in bitter cold weather somewhere in England, Feb. 13, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Three pretty Chinese girls prepare to serve drinks from a mobile canteen in Singapore on Feb. 13, 1942 . (AP Photo)

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A general view of widespread damage caused to residential property in Hendon, N.W. London during a brief raid, Feb. 13, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Widespread damage caused to residential property in Hendon, London on Feb. 13, 1941, during a Nazi air raid. (AP Photo)

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This is a general view showing some of the 1,500 Republicans attending the National Republican Club's Lincoln Day dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, Feb. 13, 1933. Pres. Herbert Hoover, seated on the dais in the background, gave what he considered the farewell speech of his administration. (AP Photo)

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The neat little row of brick houses taking a direct route to the sky as a 500 - pound bomb being exploded to test air raid defenses at Shoeburyness, England, Feb. 13, 1939, went off. (AP Photo)

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Government air-raid shelters of the type which will be delivered to house-holders throughout Great Britain, were subjected to a realistic test at the War Office experimental range at Shoeburyness, Essex. The steel shelters were placed near a brick structure representing a row of cottages and a high explosive 500-pound bomb exploded. The shelters were dug three feet into the ground and covered with earth as recommended by the Home Office. A man emerging from one of the government standard steel shelters covered with earth after the explosion test at Shoeburyness, England, on Feb. 13, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Owney Madden, left, suspected but unconvicted racketeering boss, is escorted by detective Thomas Horan shortly after Madden was ordered on Feb.13, 1932 to report to Sing Sing as a possible parole violator. He was en route to the Tombs Prison in New York pending a hearing two days later. (AP Photo)

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In this Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, a laborer chips away at a seam of coal as she scavenges at an open-cast mine in the village of Bokapahari in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand where a community of coal scavengers live and work. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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A long line of men wait along Broadway for their ration of a sandwich and a cup of coffee in Times Square, New York City on Feb. 13, 1932 during the Great Depression. (AP Photo)

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