Today in History: Feb. 18

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U.S. Marines in a housing area near the Citadel in Hue, Vietnam, attack with the support of tanks during the Tet Offensive, Feb. 18, 1968. (AP Photo/Art Greenspon)

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The aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt dominates this air view of U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Feb. 18, 1964. The view looks into the east side of the base with McCalla Airfield at the extreme right. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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A young visitor stares at a 16th century knight in a museum in Chicago, Feb. 18, 1948. The museum is devoted to items from the medieval and Renaissance periods. (AP Photo)

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Support pillars are all that is left of the Sixth Avenue "El" (elevated train) as demolition continues on 11th Street, looking south, Feb. 18, 1939, in New York City. (AP Photo/ES)

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Cars approach structure that once supported the Sixth Avenue "El" (elevated trains) overhead, on 53rd Street and Broadway, Feb. 18, 1939. At left is the CBS Radio Theater. (AP Photo/ES)

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Mike Arata of Mt. Shasta, Calif. voices his support for the US hockey team, during the US-USSR Olympic hockey game at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1988. The Soviet Union won the match 7-5. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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A butcher serves a customer at the meat market in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Feb. 18, 1947. There is no shortage of meat, but it is still rationed nonetheless. (AP Photo)

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World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson shows a severe look during his first work out in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1988. Tyson, who was welcomed by hundreds of photographers late Wednesday, has started his training to face Tony Tubbs here March 21 as his first title match outside the United States. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)

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A Somali sweeper watches American soldiers check luggage through airport customs before leaving Mogadishu on Friday, Feb. 18, 1994. Fifty-one members of the 10th Aviation Army Brigade left for Fort Drum, New York, as part of the United States’ military withdrawal from Somalia. (AP Photo/John Moore)

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Defending champion Steffi Walter of East Germany speeds past spectators at the Calgary Winter Olympic Games on her way to victory in the women?s luge competition on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1988 in Calgary. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

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Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, and Takuo Tada, 10, of Leonia, N.J. try out baseball gloves that allow catchers and pitchers to send and receive electronic signals, as he lends his name to a Japanese sporting goods manufacturer to help push their product in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1982. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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Paul McCartney at the pool in Montserrat, West Indies on Feb. 18, 1981. (AP Photo/Doug Jennings)

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This is the house in northeastern Thailand shown Feb. 18, 1983, occupied by the Americans who were arrested for alleged involvement in a Hollywood-financed "rescue" mission into Laos. Both Lynn Standerwick and Lance Trimmer are reported to be inside the house but have refused to have photos taken. They have both denied charges of being in possession of a radio transmitter that was found in the house. (AP Photo/Gary Mangkorn)

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Broken mannequins lie amongst the rubble after Paul’s fashion shop was wrecked by a bomb explosion in St. James Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Feb. 18, 1972. Two soldiers of the British army pass by on patrol. (AP Photo/Michel Laurent)

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Shoppers make their way through the narrow street in Tehran's bazaar, Feb. 18, 1979, as it opened for the first time in three months. The bazaar, mainstay of the local economy, was closed during the recent unrest. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1969 file photo, Roman Polanski is shown with his wife, the actress Sharon Tate, toasting the opening of "Rosemary's Baby" in London. A topless photo of Polanski and Tate, taken just months before her death has sold at a New York City auction for $11,250. Christie's says it was sold Monday Dec. 7, 2009 to an unidentified private buyer. (AP Photo)

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Printed black, brown and orange silk gabardine cocktail gown from the Pierre Cardin spring-summer show, in Paris, on Feb. 18, 1969. (AP Photo)

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Scottish born British Pop star Lulu and her husband Maurice Gibb one of the Bee Gees pop group, gaze into each other eyes at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, on Feb. 18, 1969, after at their wedding. (AP Photo/Staff/Kemp)

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Police load paddy wagon with some of 27 white and black teenagers who were arrested on disorderly conduct charges at a suburban shopping center in Portsmouth, Virginia, Feb. 18, 1960. (AP Photo)

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Two black pupils hurry past photographers on their way to Warren County High School which opened on an integrated basis, Feb. 18, 1959. No white students showed up - only 22 black students reported for enrollment in the previously all-white school designed for 1,000 pupils. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

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The white five-ringed Olympic flag is lowered during impressive closing ceremonies for the 10th Winter Olympic Games, Feb. 18, 1968, Grenoble, France. (AP Photo)

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A mushroom cloud rises from the atomic test site at Nevada, Feb. 18, 1955. (AP Photo)

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General view of the interior of the Palais des Sports in Paris on Feb. 18, 1953 at the Communist organized meeting held there to protest against the death sentences passed on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in the U.S. for espionage. (AP Photo/Gerard Yvon Cheynet)

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A mushroom cloud rises from the atomic test site at Nevada, Feb. 18, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Vapor, when properly used, often achieves a heavenly effect. Mr. Rotta is releasing vapor onto the set in Hollywood on Feb. 18, 1945. Steam passing through wooden containers of dry ice, forms the heavy vapor. The floor of the stage is kept chilled by tons of ordinary ice, so steam vapor would rise to more than 12 inches above the floor. (AP Photo)

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British screen actress Elizabeth Taylor pauses at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, United States after arriving on Feb. 18, 1952 from Los Angeles, en route to London, to wed British actor Michael Wilding. Miss Taylor displays her diamond-studded sapphire engagement ring atop her traveling case. (AP Photo/AC)

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Two of 40,000 mice being used in atomic tests at Oak Ridge, Tenn., by scientists seeking to learn the possible effects of radiation on the heredity of man are displayed, by the Atomic Energy Commission, Feb. 18, 1950. The mouse on the right is described by the AEC as a “hereditary mutation” - a descendant of mice which have been given periodic doses of X-ray. A normal litter mate in on the left. (AP Photo)

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Babies from bombed areas suffering from the after-effects of modern aerial warfare, are recuperating in a quiet country nursery away from ack ack and bombs. Nurses keep their little minds constantly occupied by interesting games and simple, but effective exercises to soothe their shattered nerves. The costs of running the home are met by funds raised by the American Committee for air raid victims. A nurse with two of the bomb-shocked children,on Feb. 18, 1941. Under her careful nursing they will soon be happily and smiling youngsters again. (AP Photo)

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On January 18 Germans made a surprise attack on the British positions at Bou Arada, German tanks came in to attack and it were knocked out by the accurate fire of British artillery. While the battle was raging, German HS 129’s dive bombed British tanks. No British tanks were knocked out, only one being slightly damaged a HS 129 was shot down. A German HS 129 shot down, spins to earth, Feb. 18, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Modern day “Pauline Reveres,” as fully alert to the danger confronting the nation as was their revolutionary war predecessor, ride over New Hampshire’s snow-covered, rough countryside in Bristol, New Hampshire on Feb. 18, 1942 as they practice for the task of spreading the alarm to nearby farmers should an air raid occur in this region. (AP Photo)

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Real danger at the nets as the tuna men from their perches, spear and hook the giants and bring them up. If a man loses his balance and falls into the Cell he faces almost certain death, during the annual fishing expedition, near Trapani, Sicily, Italy, on Feb. 18, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Two firefighters, barely visible foreground, are dwarfed by smoke and flames as they battle a spot-fire which jumped ahead of the main front at Lavers Hill, on the Great Ocean Road, about 60 miles soutwest of Melbourne, on Feb. 18, 1983. (AP Photo)

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Babies from bombed areas suffering from the after-effects of modern aerial warfare are recuperating in a quiet country nursery away from ack ack and bombs. Nurses keep their little minds constantly occupied by interesting games and simple, but effective exercises to soothe their shattered nerves. The costs of running the home are raised by the American Committee for air raid victims. Feb. 18, 1941. (AP Photo)

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One of Portugal's principal exports is raw and manufactured cork. Stacks of this bark are as common on riverside wharves as timber forests of the evergreen species of Oak are cultivated. The first stripping of the trees takes place when they are 15 to 20 years of age, and then every 8 to 10 years. The texture improving with successive strippings. The elastic and compressible qualities of cork makes it useful for many purpose. Labourers, like tight-rope walkers, loading bales of raw cork on to barges on a river, in Portugal, on Feb. 18, 1937. (AP Photo)

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A poster of Mr. Spock, one of Star characters of discontinued television series Star Trek played by Leonard Nimoy, looks at young fans of the thriller meeting in convention at a New York Hotel, Monday, Feb. 18, 1974. (AP Photo)

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Gene Simmons, bass guitarist for Kiss, gets ready to breathe fire during the crescendo of "Firehouse," a number performed during a concert in Hartford, Conn., Feb. 18, 1977. Make-up, smoke bombs, flash pots and flying sparks are a regular part of their show. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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A group of female protesters carry a banner "The women of Great Britain plead for a stop to the slaughter in Vietnam" as they march along White Hall enroute to number 10 Downing Street. The demonstrators are carrying out a silent protest against the Vietnam War. London, Feb. 18, 1968. (AP Photo)

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This was the scene during the inauguration of the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, Feb. 18, 1861, in Montgomery, Ala., painted by artist James Mamelon from a photograph taken on the spot and owned by Col. William C. Howell. (AP Photo)

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A 12-foot plastic sea horse gets a finishing gloss from George Freige before being put into place in a new California family amusement center, Feb. 18, 1958. The sea horse is one of three which will revolve on top of a 60-foot arch at the entrance to Neptune’s Courtyard in the amusement park. The translucent see horses were molded by Freige and his brother, Irving. The amusement center, Pacific Ocean Park, will open next July. It will cover 30 acres on the boundary lines of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. (AP Photo)

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Tunisian volunteer, wearing bulky “civilian” clothes but holding a business-like looking rifle, guards a point on road from Tunis to Bizerte, site of a French military base on Feb. 18, 1958. It was one of six points where the road was blocked off February 18 by Tunisians angered by the air bombing of a village on the Algerian border by the French. (AP Photo/JP)

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Micky Curtis Elvis Presley-style singer strums his guitar and sings just beyond reach of female admirers in the Nichigeki Theater in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 18, 1958. Japan is bouncing in a Rock 'n Roll craze as the Rockabilly music of the west is jolting its way to top of Japan's Hit Parade. Screaming, moaning, applauding teenagers are packing the theater, throwing weighted steamers toward the stage which the lucky singer dodges with a timely gyration. (AP Photo)

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More than 60 feet above ground, three plastic sea horses top the gateway to Neptune’s Courtyard at Pacific Ocean Park, shown Feb. 18, 1958, being readied for opening next July. The family amusement center will straddle the boundary lines of Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Calif. The sea horses will revolve above the starfish shaped arch, with big glass bubbles adding to the oceanic theme. (AP Photo)

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This picture of children feeding a pelican in Central Park at New York City, on Feb. 18, 1949 won third prize in the pictorial class at the 13th annual exhibit of the New York Press Photographers' Association. The photo was made by AP photographer Robert Kradin. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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Senator Joseph McCarthy, right, seeking to link television commentator Edward R. Murrow with a communist propaganda school in the 1930s, checks some papers on his appearance on the Fulton Lewis Jr. nationwide radio program from Washington on March 11, 1954. In a question-answer exchange with Lewis, McCarthy said he referred to a Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph editor for Feb. 18, 1935 with a headline, American Adviser to Communist Propaganda School. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

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French Composer Edgard Varese, now an American citizen, is shown at work in his Greenwich Village home in New York. on Feb. 18, 1955. Varese is in his studio with some tubes he thumps to make music. (AP Photo)

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Workmen remove the bodies of two of ten person killed in the baggage car of the “Red Arrow”, crack Detroit to New York express of the Pennsylvania railroad, in the train wreck near Altoona, Pennsylvania on Feb. 18, 1947. (AP Photo/PG)

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A captured Italian diesel-engined truck hums over the road from the Red Sea Port of Massaua, Feb. 18, 1943, with supplies for the new U.S. base at Gura, Eritrea. Supplies for the base come by sea around Africa from America, and overland by air. Note camels passing by the roadside. (AP Photo)

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Marine Recruiting Poster, Feb 18,1942. (AP Photo)

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General air view of the wreckage of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s “Red Arrow” after two engines and several coaches of the train left the track on a curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania on Feb. 18, 1947 and plunged down an embankment. At least 17 persons were killed and more than 100 were injured in the wreck. (AP Photo/PG)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth looking at a doll held by the designer, Miss M. Davis, during her inspection of the British Industries Fair at the Olympia, London, on Feb. 18, 1937. (AP Photo)

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New York Yankees baseball player Lou Gehrig is shown playing the piano on Feb. 18, 1937 at an unknown location. (AP Photo)

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Composite picture of fighter planes leaving Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent on Feb. 18, 1936 during a twenty four hour warfare test in winter conditions. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Postal inspector Frank Burke above as he examined a ?bomb? sent to the office of senator Huey P. Long, of Louisiana in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 18, 1935. The package contained a small dry cell, with a wire connecting it to a small bottle, which was broken. The package was opened Long?s secretary. (AP Photo)

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Crowd above are shown in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, Feb. 18, 1935, just after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its long-awaited gold clause decision. Stocks rose after announcement. (AP Photo/JF)

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Captain Holden C. Richardson, head of the Design and Material Section of the U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics, prepares to take off in a 1912 Curtis Pusher plane, somewhere in America, Feb. 18, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Mushy Callahan, Vincent Morris Scheer and Jack Kid Berg, Judah Bergman fought for fifteen rounds during a boxing match for the World’s Championships at 10 stone at the Albert Hall, London on Feb. 18, 1930. (AP Photo)

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A poor Romanian woman with her small food stock in a cellar in Bucharest, Romania around Feb. 18, 1931. (AP Photo)

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