Today in History - Feb. 15

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Iranians celebrate the take over Iraq on Feb. 15, 1986. (AP Photo)

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Iranians celebrate the take over Iraq on Feb. 15, 1986. (AP Photo)

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This statue of a female U.S. Marine, seen Feb. 15, 1945, in downtown Canal Street in New Orleans, and dedicated to women in all braches of the armed services, was one of the first of the World War II memorials to be erected. Two sergeants pause to examine the statue, left to right: Sgt. Mary Grimes of Abilene, Tex., and Sgt. Katharine Daniel of Royal Oak, Michigan. (AP Photo)

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Iranians celebrate the take over Iraq on Feb. 15, 1986. (AP Photo)

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The sands of Daytona Beach, Fla., stretch to the horizon, Feb. 15, 1935. The beach was the birthplace of Daytona's auto racing legacy. Sir Malcolm Campbell drove his Blue Bird race car on the beach to world land speed records up to 276 miles an hour in February and March of 1935. (AP Photo)

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A native African family watches as demolition workers tear down a row of neighborhood homes at Sophiatown, a condemned settlement on Johannesburg's outskirts, Feb. 15, 1955. About 1,000 armed police and troops began moving a second batch of families. Authorities said organizers were caught in a pre-dawn raid, tryin to help some families evade eviction. Of the band of about 400 organizers helping natives, 30 were arrested. (AP Photo)

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Capt. Jeremiah Denton Jr., USN, is hugged by his wife Jane and children after he arrived at the Norfolk Naval Air Station, Va., Feb. 15, 1973. Capt. Denton was shot down the night of July 18, 1965, during Operation Rolling Thunder, the first phase of the bombing of North Vietnam. He was released by the North Vietnamese Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

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Led by planes trailing smoke screens hide them from the enemy, some of the armyís newest types of tanks are shown advancing into ìBattleî during maneuvers at Fort Benning, Ga., on Feb. 15, 1940. Six battalions of the armyís mechanical cavalry, 260 armored vehicles, are at the camp for four months of training. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 1934 file photo, businesswoman Helena Rubinstein shows two masks from her collection that she will exhibit in New York City as she arrives aboard the ocean liner Paris. Rubinstein built a cosmetics empire on the notion that beauty is power. Known to all as Madame, she was a collector of African, Oceanic and Latin American art, eclectic home decor and couture fashion as the face and force of her brand for seven decades. Rubinstein, who died in 1965 at age 94, is the subject of a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York that highlights her rise, interests and acquisitions in 200 objects. (AP Photo, File)

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Lifeboats rescue surviving crewmen of the wrecked USS Maine after an underground explosion destroyed the battleship on the night of Feb. 15 as it was anchored in the Havana harbor, Cuba, in 1898. About 260 U.S. Naval personnel were killed in the explosion. The sinking of the U.S. warship was a catalyst for the outbreak of the Spanish-American War and the U.S. officially waged war on April 25. (AP Photo)

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Rock star Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, right, watches a television monitor backstage on the set of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with the show’s executive producer Lorne Michaels in New York, Feb. 15, 1986. Jagger’s girlfriend Jerry Hall was the show’s host on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Former U.S. presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, second from left, and Nelson Mandela, second from right, look on as their wives, Winnie Mandela, left, and Jacqueline Jackson hold hands when the Jacksons visited he Mandelas Soweto home in South Africa, Feb. 15, 1990. Mandela was released from prison last Sunday after serving over 27 years. (AP Photo/Greg English)

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Lybian leader Muammar al-Gadhafi during an official welcome ceremony in Marrakech Airport, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1989. The five Magreb countries are for a three days meeting. (AP Photo)

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Iranian troops are pictured in occupation of the Port City of Faw, on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab waterway at the neck of the Gulf, Feb. 15, 1986. Fighting now seems at the stalemate stage north of the town of Faw, formally Iraqi-territory gained by Iran during the five and a half-year-old Gulf war. Their victory would give the Iran forces control of both banks of the mouth of the strategic waterway. (AP Photo)

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A group of nearly 200 celebrities stands on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, Feb. 15, 1982, during the grand finale of "Night of 100 Stars." The one-night stand featured one of the greatest casts in show business history, which was assembled for $2 million benefit for the Actor's Fund of America. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Closing ceremony, lovering Olympic Flag on Feb. 15, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. (AP Photo)

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Virginia Davran, center, conducts a class in belly dancing at the Loop YWCA in Chicago, Feb. 15, 1972. She says weight-reducing or physical fitness seems to be the principal motivation behind people enrolling in her classes. (AP Photo/Larry Stoddard)

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Two young men stand in a driving snow storm on Interstate 75 on Detroit’s North Side, Feb. 15, 1975, seeking a ride south to the sun. Southern and lower Michigan is expected to receive about 2 to 4 inches of the soft white powder. (AP Photo/JCH)

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U.S. Army Sgt. Lloyd E. Rath, of Ephrata, Pa., watches from outpost in jungle 20 miles north of Saigon, Vietnam on Feb. 15, 1965 for possible Viet Cong snipers. Rath is U.S. advisor to a Vietnamese patrol which was under brief attack. (AP Photo)

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Part of mob tears down insignia from the Belgian Embassy in Cairo on Feb. 15, 1961 during protest of the death of Patrice Lumumba, former Congo Premier. The Belgian staff had left the embassy. (AP Photo)

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German and Arab students in Munich, Germany on Feb. 15, 1960, carry signs protesting explosion of A-Bomb by French in Sahara Desert. Sign in right foreground says: “The Foehn (hot wind or sirocco which originates in North African Desert) brings death rays to Munich.” (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Sr.)

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In Gorky in August-September 1922 with Nadezhda Krupskaya who holds Vera, daughter of the gardener, and Lenin’s nephew Viktor sits between them shown Feb. 15, 1922. (AP Photo)

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A little Tibetan girl looks after her young brother while he smokes a cigarette near Katmandu, Nepal, Feb. 15, 1960. They are the children of Tibetan refugees who have fled their country since the uprising against the Chinese last spring several thousand Tibetan refugees are living in a tent village in the Valley of Katmandu. (AP Photo)

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Hugh Downs is shown during taping of television show “tonight” in RCA building in Rockefeller center, New York City, Feb. 15, 1960. He is replacing Jack Paar who quit the program in a dispute over censorship with the national broadcasting company. Paar walked off the show while it was in progress February 11 because NBC had cut a joke off the air the previous night on grounds the anecdote was not in good taste. Downs, announcer on show and a replacement when Paar vacationed, took over as master of ceremonies. Paar left his Bronxville, N.Y., home on February 15 for at least two weeks on vacation in “a warm climate.” (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)

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Television announcer and master of ceremonies Hugh Downs gets finishing touches of makeup in National Broadcasting Company Studio in RCA Building in New York’s Rockefeller Center, Feb. 15, 1960. Makeup man is Irvin Carlton. Makeup was in preparation for Downs’ morning question and answer show, “Concentration.” The evening of February 15, Downs was scheduled to take place of Jack Paar on latter’s nightly taped show. Downs was Paar’s announcer before Paar walked off show last week in controversy with NBC brass. (AP Photo/Jack Harris)

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President Dwight Eisenhower waves to crowds that line the street as he passes through Thomasville Feb. 15, 1956 enroute to Mildstone Plantation where he will spend 10 days of hunting and rest as guest of Sec., of the Treasury George Humphrey. (AP Photo)

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Angle Street lower right is Market Street in San Francisco Feb. 15, 1956. Montgomery Street is sometimes termed the “Wall Street of the West”. Newest building is the completed Equitable Life Building (25 stories) at lower center (broad façade with clear vertical lines). (AP Photo/EKBennett )

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British Troops ford a stream during a jungle patrol at Kajang shortly after the war against Communist terrorists was resumed on Feb.15,1956. (AP Photo/Fred Waters)

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Canada score a goal during the Winter Olympic Games Men's Ice Hockey match against Germany in Oslo, Norway, on Feb. 15, 1952. Canada defeated Germany 15-1. (AP Photo)

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Fort La Punta, which guards the entrance to the port of Havana is located opposite El Morro Castle, shown Feb. 15, 1946. (AP Photo/Charles Kenneth Lucas)

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Back to normal, passengers riding to work on subway car in Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1946 after end of strike of Philadelphia transportation company employees. (AP Photo)

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An unusual view of the statue of liberty taken on Feb. 15, 1934 in New York City, one might say, from a worms-eye view. At any rate, the old girl who dominates New York harbor, looks big enough. She?s better looking, they say, from the deck of an incoming ship. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 1946 file photo, the exterior of the famous Sloppy Joe's Bar stands opposite the reporters club in Havana, Cuba. Sloppy Joe's will be reopened in February 2013 by the state-owned tourism company Habaguanex, part of an ambitious revitalization project by the Havana City Historian's Office, which since the 1990's has transformed block after block of crumbling ruins into rehabilitated buildings along vibrant cobblestone streets. Sloppy Joe's was founded in 1918 by a Galician immigrant named Jose Abeal Otero who purchased a grocery store in Old Havana after years of tending bar in New Orleans and Miami. Legend has it the sobriquet comes from the place's grubbiness and Abeal's American nickname, Joe. (AP Photo, File)

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Charles Morgan, who figured prominently during the rescue work of the ill-fated battleship Maine in 1898 as diving director, is shown on Feb. 11, 1927. Mr. Morgan will make his annual visit to memorial to the unknown who were killed on the Maine explosion in Havana, Cuba, which occurred on Feb. 15, 1998. Location of photo is unknown. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Gayle Edwards, of Grand Rapids, Mich., holds the hands of her sons Bennett, 11, left, and Spencer, 13, during the funeral for her husband, Marine Capt. Jonathon "Jack" Edwards, at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., on Feb. 15, 1991. Seated at left rear is her daughter Adrianna, 8. Edwards was killed while flying a support mission in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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Comedian Woody Allen poses in his acting role in the movie "What's New, Pussycat?" on location in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 1965. It is Allen's first movie, which he also wrote. (AP Photo)

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Scenic views made on KT22 at Squaw Valley, California on Feb. 15, 1960. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy tours Borobudur Temple, about 50 miles from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 15, 1962. (AP Photo)

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The 5 “atomized”-Yugoslav scientists who developed leukemia after an over-dose of nocive radiations when a uranium reactor went wrong at the Vinca atom-plant in Yugoslavia last autumn left Paris on February 14 for Yugoslavia cured. The scientists (Bogojevic, Maksic, Hajdukovic, Grujic and Miss Dangubic) underwent a long and delicate treatment at the Curie Foundation in Paris under the care of the French doctors Jean Bernard, Mathe, Courtial, Datarjet, Pendic, Maupin and Duplan, treatment which included the grafting of bone-marrow. The operation, for the first time in history, succeeded on a human being. The scientists getting into the train at Gare de Lyon station on their way home in Paris on Feb. 15, 1959. (AP Photo/Babout)

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Actress Julie Andrews is shown in her dressing room at the Mark Hellinger Theatre where she is starring in "My Fair Lady" in the role of Eliza Doolittle in New York City, Feb. 15, 1957. (AP Photo)

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A happy group of Hungarian youngsters needs no prompting to smile for the photographer for this pose aboard the Navy transport Gen. Walker which brought nearly 2,000 Hungarians to New York Feb.15, 1957. They were a part of the largest group of refugees to arrive in the United States through the Government's sea-lift. After docking, they were transforted to Camp Kilmer, N.J., for processing. (AP Photo/Anthohny Camerano)

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Italy's glamorous film star Gina Lollobrigida stands by a painting which is a portrait of herself painted by Silvio Consadori in Milan, Feb. 15, 1955. Gina posed for 26 painters who were alternating in different sessions. The portraits of Gina will be sold at a show, at a later date. The proceeds will go to the painters. (AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza)

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A British soldier helps his pal up a slippery vine-covered bank in the Malayan jungle, Feb. 15 1956, during a hunt for Communist terrorists. After the five-month amnesty offer to the communists had expired, the war against the Red guerrillas was resumed. (AP Photo/Fred Waters)

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Britain's first jet deflection plane, an experimental Gloster Meteor aircraft fitted with 60-degree downward deflection units beneath each of its two rolls Royce Nene jet engines, shown Feb. 15, 1955. Thrust from the deflected jet streams enables the plane to take off on shorter runways,and considerably reduces the stalling speed. (AP Photo)

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Jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald and trumpeter Roy Eldridge pose for photographers after arriving at the airport in Hamburg, West Germany on Feb. 15, 1954 for a tour of Germany with other top jazz figures. They were scheduled to appear before German audiences on promoter/producer Norman Grayz' "Jazz at the Philharmonic." (AP Photo/Brueggeman)

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Charles (Chuck) Moses, 16, shows the surgical scar on his chest, that resulted from an operation on his heart, Feb. 15, 1953. Using plastic surgery and a mechanical heart to keep him alive, doctors repaired a faulty valve on the right side of the Detroit boy’s heart. It was the second known time a human has been kept alive by the “Michigan heart” while his own heart took a holiday for surgery. (AP Photo/Preston Stroup)

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The Glass Coach carrying the Queen, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Princess Royal, unseen, follows the coffin carrying King George VI to Paddington Station, London, Feb. 15, 1952. From left to right Immediately behind the coach walk,Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Gloucester, Duke of Windsor and young Duke of Kent. Behind them in next line, in naval uniform, is Earl Mountbatten. (AP Photo)

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Egil Nansen, grandson of the famous Norwegian explorer, holds aloft the torch after lighting the Olympic Flame, at Bislett Stadium, Oslo, on Feb. 15, 1952. The ceremony was part of the official opening of the sixth winter Olympics. (AP Photo)

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Officers of the free French navy are being trained in British waters in a ship formerly famed as a scientific research ship. The vessel is the President Tissier, named after the famous French scientist, and after they have received grounding on this ship they transfer for further training to a sailing-ship named L’etoile. Some of the free French officers to be having gun drill with a hitchkiss machine-gun on board the training ship President Tissier on Feb. 15, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Retired New York Yankees star Babe Ruth finally returns to his Riverside Drive apartment accompanied by nurse Agnes Kavanaugh, Feb. 15, 1947, after three months in New York?s French Hospital. The Babe was reportedly touched by the fans and well-wishers who waited outside the hospital to send him home. Ruth had entered the hospital in November, bothered by eye pain and what was thought to be a toothache or sinus infection. He was diagnosed with a malignant tumor of the upper throat and sinus region, but he was never told he had cancer. He had lost some 80 pounds during this hospital stay. The Bambino was subsequently treated with radiation and an experimental chemotherapy drug, with some improvement, but the cancer persisted. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

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Miss Margaret S. Logan, president of the Junior League of Philadelphia, dons her roller skates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Feb. 15, 1942. Miss Logan already has told members of the league that the excuse “we can’t get there because we haven’t a car” won’t do. “I’m looking forward,” she said, “to the time when we’ll all get more exercise and consequently be healthier." (AP Photo)

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A woman works in a mobile Kitchen, Feb. 15, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Remarkable picture of the guns of a Hurricane aircraft of Fighter Command Royal Air Force firing a burst of 1600 rounds at night. To secure the luminous effect a proportion of one tracer bullet in four rounds was introduced. The effect recorded by a camera placed on the ground on the port side of the Hurricane, at an airfield in England, on Feb. 15, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A number of organizations want to be ready to help in case of community crisis. This young woman belongs to the American Women’s Voluntary Service in New York, shown Feb. 15, 1941 which offers courses in first aid, typing, agriculture, map reading, food-buying, aeronautics, nursing and communications. (AP Photo)

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A volunteer serves coffee in a mobile kitchen, Feb. 15, 1941. (AP Photo)

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These National Service League Motor Corps member at Ft. Lewis, Washington, attend ambulance driving classes and learn about automobiles and airplane motors under Army tutelage, Feb. 15, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Children at Point Pleasant Junior High School, West Virginia, denied themselves Christmas presents last year and sent the $50 saved as a result to the King, asking that it should,"be given to some boy or girl of your realm who needs help.” The king asked the Mayoress of Windsor to select six evacuee children now billeted in Windsor, and to take them out to the shops with the $50, now changed to £12 6s 11d, and fit them out with clothes or anything else they needed. One of the little evacuees being fitted with boots on the shopping tour, while the lady Mayoress of Windsor supervises the purchase and the other little evacuees look on in Windsor Feb. 15, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Italian troops trudge through the snow as they move up to the fighting line to face Greek soldiers in Albania on Feb. 15, 1941 during World War II. (AP Photo)

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Pope Pius XI was laid to rest, in the vaults of St. Peter’s, Rome, after a service of sombre magnificence in which all the traditional rituals were observed. Many visitors, including a number of children, came to pray on February 15 at the tomb of his holiness and many touching scenes were witnessed in the vaults under the great Cathedral of the Vatican City. Children kneeling in prayer beside the tomb of the dead Pope in St. Peter’s, Rome, on Feb. 15, 1939, a touching picture symbolic of the great affection in which Pope Pius XI was held. (AP Photo)

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A new type of theater created by the “Power Through Joy” organization was inaugurated by the leader of the German Labor Front, Dr. Robert Ley, in the presence of Reichminister Dr. Joseph Goebbels on a factory site in northern Berlin. The theater, built by the German Zeppelin works, consists of a light-metal frame covered with tent-cloth and has a seating capacity for 800 visitors. The hall can be erected within ten hours and is to be used for stage, screen and television performances; it is the first of a series that will be used all over Germany, Feb. 15, 1940. (AP Photo)

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The British Industries Fair was opened at the Olympia Exhibition Hall and the White City, London, and at Birmingham. During Queen Elizabeth visit she inspected the textile section of the exhibition during the afternoon at the White City. The latest products of all the leading British industries are on show at the three sections of the exhibition, and many thousands of pounds worth of orders are expected to be placed during the next few days. Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspecting fabrics made in Lancashire from Indian cotton at the Lancashire Indian Cotton Committee's stall at the exhibition at the White City, London, on Feb. 15, 1937. (AP Photo)

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A farmer ploughs his last furrow in his field with his team of Shire horses, in Wiltshire, England, Feb. 15, 1937. (AP Photo)

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In breaking the international class C record for cars over a flying mile on the Viareggio at Lucca, Italy on February 15, Hans von Stuck, the German racing motorist averaged 199 miles an hour, the highest speed ever recorded on a road. Von Stuck was driving a specially constructed Auto Union car. Hans Von Stuck is seen making his record-breaking dash on the Viareggio at Lucca, Italy, in his racing car on Feb. 15, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Here is a closeup of the death warrant which will send Bruno Richard Hauptmann to the death chair in the state prison at Trenton, New Jersey. The warrant was photographed in Flemington, N.J. Feb. 15, 1935 where Hauptman was convicted of slaying the Lindbergh baby. (AP Photo)

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