Today in History - Feb. 19

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The stern section of the ill-fated tanker S.S. Pendleton that cracked in two during yesterday's storm, lies on a sandbar off the coast of Chatham, Mass, Feb. 19, 1952. The Coast Guard rescued 32 of the 33 persons aboard this section. (AP Photo)

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The Nash 1951 sports car, which combine's American and English manufacture, at the 43rd Annual Automobile Show in Chicago, Il., Feb. 19, 1951. Billie K. Roberts stands beside the low-built car, which is 49 1/2 inches high at the top of the windshield. The price is given as under $4,000. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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Bazooka-carrying Congolese soldiers are shown during a training exercise in the "piste aerienne" (aerial runway) training area of the bush near Leopoldville, Congo, Feb. 19, 1961. They are in training with troops of the elite 1st Paratroop Battalion, who are being prepared for possible warfare in the jungle or bush. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

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In this handout from the U.S. Navy, A reconnaissance photo Iwo Jima, made by low-flying Navy airmen prior to the Feb. 19, 1945 invasion, shows a sunken Japanese escort and lines of salvaged motors from destroyed planes, behind road, center. Exact date is unknown. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

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Hjalmar Andersen of Norway raises his hands to acknowledge cheers as he ends 10,000-meter speed skating race in record time at the Sixth Winter Olympics at Oslo, Norway, Feb. 19, 1952. His victory gave him a triple slam in the winter events, the first time that a contestant has won three consecutive events in the winter games. (AP Photo/John Rider-Rider)

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Staff of the world's smallest railway, the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch light railway, that runs between these towns on the Kent coast, prepare the 15 inch gauge locomotive, the Winston Churchill, for the forthcoming season at the locomotive yards at New Romney, Kent, on Feb 19,1962. The railway has held the title of World Smallest Railway since it started in 1926. (AP Photo)

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Cremating oven on the grounds of the former concentration camp at Dachau, Germany, Feb. 19, 1949. (AP Photo)

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A pursuing police officer holds a youthful demonstrator during a skirmish on the University of California campus in Berkeley on Feb. 19, 1969. Police arrested 25 persons, most on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, including a 13-year-old African American youth. (AP Photo)

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The sign over the door at the former concentration camp at Dachau, Germany, Feb. 19, 1949 says, "Shower bath" but it was not water, but poison gas which came through the main vents in the roof. It was easier to crowd the victims in if they thought they were only going to take a bath.

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The roof structure of the Christian Witness Building at the World's Fair in Seattle, Washington on Feb. 19, 1962. In the right background are unfinished Space Gothic Arches at the entrance of the federal science buildings. (AP Photo/Ed Jewel)

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Robert R. Nathan, 33, of Dayton, Ohio, is a statistician and economist who was also one-time chief of the National Income Division of the Department of Commerce, shown in his Washington office, Feb. 19, 1942. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

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On these so-called "pistol Ranges" prisoners were shot en masse at the former concentration camp at Dachau, Germany, Feb. 19, 1949. Prisoners went in one end of this building alive and never made it out alive. The poison gas and cremating ovens were nearby. (AP Photo)

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Exterior view of laying tile in New York on Feb. 19, 1964. (AP Photo)

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With the flood waters still swirling through the streets of Hamburg, Germany on Feb. 19, 1962, a police car submerged on the autobahn near the city can be seen, and in the background a heavy lorry and it's trailer wheel deep in water that have been abandoned there because they could be recovered yet. (AP Photo)

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A man on a self made float tries to reach his water gutted flat in flood devastated Hamburg, Germany on Feb. 19, 1962. Hamburg, Germany's biggest seaport was the hardest hit city in the floods that smashed the dikes and rendered thousands homeless. (AP Photo)

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Paul Hubbard, a basketball player, kisses Sharon Wemhoner at Carthage College's Kissing Rock, Feb. 19, 1964, Carthage, Illinois. Many thought the rock would be abandoned when the college relocated at Kenosha, Wis., however a fraternity hauled the two-ton chunk of granite to the new campus. (AP Photo)

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Fierce gales which battered the coastal areas of Northern Germany caused inundation of huge areas of farmland and destruction in many cities. Thousands of people were made homeless when the raising water smashed the dikes and had to be evacuated. While the damage totals to some hundred million marks the death toll reached almost 200. The hardest-hit city was the nation’s biggest sea port Hamburg. In this image a truck of the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) with a loaded life boat forces its way through a flooded street in downtown Hamburg, Germany on Feb. 19, 1962. (AP Photo/Peter Hillebrecht)

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U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy is seated at party in his honor in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 19, 1962. (AP Photo)

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Lt. Col. William G. Woods, of Oakland, Calif. chief of Chaplains at U.S. Air Force base at Wheelus, Libya, Feb. 19, 1960 leads short prayer at site in remote Libyan Desert where bodies of five members of World War II bomber were discovered. The American Air Force liberator bomber, “Lady be good”, crashed in April 1943 with its crew of nine. It was discovered earlier after having been carried as missing since its disappearance in war. (AP Photo)

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Representatives of the Egyptian government and of the old Suez Canal company shareholders began talks regarding compensation and other matters arising out of Egypt’s nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956 at the Rome, Italy, headquarters of the United Nations’ FAO, Feb. 19, 1958. Delegates seated around the table as the conference opened. Clockwise are (from extreme left): Dr. Hassan Baghdadi of Egypt; Dr. Abdel Galeel El Emary, heading the Egyptian delegation; Carel de Beaufort of the Netherlands chief of the foreign George D. Woods, chairman of the first Boston Corporation of New York; William A.B. Iliff of Britain, vice president of the World Bank; P.S.N. Prasad, assistant economic director of the World Bank; Ellsworth Clark, World Bank counsel; John Foster, British legal advisor; and Charles Spofford, American Advisor. World Bank officials are acting as mediators at the talks. (AP Photo)

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During breaks in school hours children have every facility for playing, at the U.S. Wheelus air base in Libya, about seven miles east of the city of Tripoli on Feb. 19, 1959. Wheelus, named in memory of Lt. Richard Wheeler, an ATC pilot who was killed in Iran in 1945, is one of the largest bases outside the U.S., covering more than 3,000 acres, and with about 12,000 military and civilian personnel (including dependents) stationed there. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

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Watching the TV in their trailer house home at the U.S. Wheelus air base in Libya, about seven miles east of Tripoli on Feb. 19, 1959, are Mrs. Betty Wood, of Tampa, Florida, her son Phillip, eldest daughter Bonnie Jo, and the youngest daughter Cheryl Ann. Wheelus, named in memory of Lt. Richard Wheeler, an ATC pilot who was killed in Iran in 1945, is one of the largest bases outside the U.S., covering more than 3,000 acres, and with about 12,000 military and civilian personnel (including dependents) stationed there. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

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Destroyed U-boat pens just outside the harbor area in Hamburg on Feb. 19, 1949. The British blew-up the huge steel and concrete structure after the war. (AP Photo)

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FILE - This June 17, 1946, file photo shows Yankee Stadium being transformed into a fight arena for a heavyweight championship bout between Joe Louis and Billy Conn, in New York. The Yankees said Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, that they've reached an accommodation with a family that scheduled a bar mitzvah for June 5, clearing the way for a proposed fight between junior middleweight champ Yuri Foreman and Miguel Cotto at the opulent new ballpark. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano, File)

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The royal box containing Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, the Duke of Edinburgh and President Francisco Craveiro Lopes, and his wife Berta, of Portugal inside the Sao Carlos Opera House, in Lisbon, Portugal, on Feb. 19, 1957. The British royal couple were attending a gala performance in their honour, held on this the second day of their state visit to Portugal. (AP Photo)

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Chantha villagers go to Church, deceived by rumor, maybe Japanese inspired rumor, the villagers of Chantha near Ye U, Mid Burma, made premature arrangements for the welcoming of Allied troops, the Mother Superior of the Convent organized evacuees in the making of Union Jacks. Greetings were arrange for the 18th of December but the Japanese came in force instead. Entering the Church during a thanksgiving service they took the Priest, the Mother Superior and several nuns captive. From that day until the real liberation of Chantha in January no church service has been held but on the arrival of British troops and the Padre Rev. F. Pulido of 65, King St. Bleenavon, Mon, Villagers and soldiers shared in the service. British soldiers and children in the compound of the Church in Burma, Feb. 19, 1945. (AP Photo)

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A bust of Lenin, herd of the Soviets in Holford Square, North London on Feb. 19, 1943, as it appeared on Feb. 4, 1943. It had been smeared with tar and otherwise damaged during the previous at night. The bust was placed on the site of a house where the communist once lived. The plaque at right was donated by an admirer. (AP Photo)

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Dewitt Mackenzie, war analyst for many Associated Press papers shown in New York on Feb. 19, 1943, after his return from a five months tour of India's war zones. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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A depth charge exploding astern of a British destroyer during an attack on an enemy submarine, somewhere at sea, on Feb. 19, 1943. (AP Photo)

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One of the biggest tobacco queue seen in England, Feb. 19, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Germans and other Axis soldiers captured at Stalingrad, huddle from sharp winds on Feb. 19, 1943. (AP Photo/Soviet Newsreels Picture)

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NAFFI girls were present to greet the American soldiers with hot coffee after they disembarked at a Northern Ireland port, Feb. 19, 1942. (AP Photo)

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They’ve just finished a hard night shift in one of Cleveland’s defense industries, but Eleanor Herron and Don Mangino aren’t too tired to do a little jitterbugging at Cleveland’s Y.M.C.A. dance for defense workers on Feb. 19, 1942. Other defense workers who are taking advantage of a recreational program at the “Y” from midnight to 3 a.m. are enjoying the dance too. (AP Photo)

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Cassius Clay, young heavyweight fighter, thrusts his fist out, Feb. 19, 1964, as he tells a crowd at Surfside, Fla., how he'll hit champion Sonny Liston in their upcoming bout at Miami Beach. Clay and his followers paid an unexpected visit to Liston's Surfside camp. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother accompanied by the Princess Royal, made a tour of the British Industries Fair at Olympia, where her majesty made a number of purchases. The Queen, accompanied by the Princess Royal, buying a lampshade at Olympia, London, United Kingdom, on Feb. 19, 1935. (AP Photo/Wat)

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Cuban Premier Fidel Castro tells a nationwide television audience that he holds a piece from the shattered fuselage of a light plane which he said was based in the U.S. and which planned to bomb Cuban sugar mills, Feb. 19, 1960. He said the planes exploded yesterday over Matanzas province killing its two occupants and that he had documentary proof they were Americans. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

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Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida is helped by her husband Mirko Skofic in removing her mask at a masked ball organized by the Foreign Press Club in Rome's historic Palazzo Mattei, Feb. 19, 1955. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

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Tunisian guerillas on guard for any emergency with French troops near Bizerte, Tunisia on Feb. 19, 1958. (AP Photo/Pringle)

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Dom DiMaggio of Boston Red Sox and his wife Emily arrive at Tampa, Fla., airport en route to Sarasota, Fla., training camp, Feb. 19, 1951. Mrs. DiMaggio is carrying nine month old Paul, their son. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

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Marilyn Monroe’s triumphant four-day tour of Korea during which she entertained tens of thousands of soldiers, Feb. 19, 1954. She’s pictured singing for troops of the 40th Division who stand bundled in heavy winter clothing while she performs in her famed purple cocktail dress. (AP Photo/Gene Smith)

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A colony of 5,000 ants- three different species-has been assembled by ?Ant King" Delyn Hornaday for a sequence in ?Hollow Triumph.? When it was necessary to film a close-up, studio make-up man applied pan make-up to one of the ants and got bit in the act. On the set the ants are housed in three compartments, each strong enough to contain the insects and to prevent their mixing and fighting with each other. Also, special precautions have been taken to make sure the ants do not break free to roam around the studio. Here is Hornaday with a bowl-full of ants who are making their screen debut on Feb. 19, 1948 in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Don Brinn)

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Harry Berger, assisted by Marjorie Lobman, right, demonstrates the way they clock the movements of a sleeping person to determine the causes of strain on sleepwear at tension points, shoulders, waist and crotch, Feb. 19, 1947. The model is Harriet Bergman. (AP Photo)

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Two U.S. Marines, slumped in death, lie where they fell on Iwo Jima, among the first victims of Japanese gunfire as the American conquest of the strategic Japanese Volcano Island begins on Feb. 19, 1945 during World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

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U.S. Fourth Division Marines move in from the beach on Iwo Jima, Japanese Volcanic Island, on Feb. 19, 1945. A dead Marine lies at right in the foreground. Mt. Suribachi, in the background, was turned into a beehive of guns by Japanese troops. It was scaled by the U.S. Marines, who took control. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

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In the Pacific theater of World War II, U.S. Marines hit the beach and charge over a dune on Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands Feb. 19, 1945, the start of one of the deadliest battles of the war against Japan. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

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Hose still playing on the smouldering ruins of a block of offices at Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London, damaged during a raid on Feb. 19, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Members of the First Armoured division of the French Expeditionary Forces back an American light tank into an American landing ship tanks from a beach somewhere in Egypt, on Feb. 19, 1944. These soldiers are either Frenchmen who escaped from France after its collapse, or who were stationed in North Africa at the time of the Allied invasion. (AP Photo)

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Australian Soldiers assemble with full kits at dock in Singapore on Feb. 19, 1941. (AP Photo/McDaniel)

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Grim, tragic are the faces of these French folk as they watch the proud colors of famous French regiments in Marseilles on Feb. 19, 1941, go to African exile. The regiments were broken up after the fall of France. (AP Photo)

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Kneeling on the Capitol Plaza, a group of women in Washington who said they represent various mothers' organizations, prayed aloud against the pending British aid bill, Feb. 19, 1941. Previously they had marched back and forth in front of the Capitol until they were advised by a police sergeant that picketing the Capitol was forbidden. Woman in front with hand to hat is Elizabeth Dilling of Chicago, who was ejected from Capitol several days ago. In background is the Supreme Court building. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

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Australian soldiers have their clothes hung from a wash line at a desert oasis somewhere in the Middle East while natives do the washing at an improved laundry, Feb. 19, 1941. (AP Photo)

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February 19 is a red letter day that doesn’t appear on the modern Chinese calendar. But older Chinese don’t need a calendar to tell them when to celebrate their New Year, it’s on February 19. The younger generation prefer to observe the western on January 1. This picture was made in the heart of New York’s Chinatown on New Year’s Day on Feb. 19, 1939. Pell-street, heart of New York Chinatown on February 19, New Year’s day with impressive array of flags adding gaiety to a thoroughfare always bright with cosmopolitan chatter. (AP Photo)

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A contingent of Cypriot muleteers which landed in France have now taken up their duties with the British Expeditionary Force, with their mules they are engaged in carrying stores and supplies for various units, seen in France, on Feb. 19, 1940. (AP Photo)

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British troops anti-tank gunners in action in France on Feb. 19, 1940. The empty shells lying near the gun. The field piece is hidden in Brush entanglements. (AP Photo)

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February 19 is a red letter day that doesn’t appear on the modern Chinese calendar. But older Chinese don’t need a calendar to tell them when to celebrate their New Year, it’s on February 19. The younger generation prefer to observe the western on January 1. This picture was made in the heart of New York’s Chinatown on New Year’s Day on Feb. 19, 1939. Pell-street, heart of New York Chinatown on February 19, New Year’s day with impressive array of flags adding gaiety to a thoroughfare always bright with cosmopolitan chatter. (AP Photo)

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Britain's King Edward VIII, fulfilled his first official engagement, when he went to the British Industries Trade Fair, at Olympia, London on Feb. 19, 1936. It was characteristic of him, that he chose this great trade fair of Britain for his first public appearance since the funeral of King George V. (AP Photo)

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Walter Elliot, left and William Shepherd Morrison,1st Viscount Dunrossil, Minister for Agriculture arriving at No. 10 Downing Street for the special cabinet meeting held in London on Feb. 19, 1938. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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King Zog of Albania’s sister, Princess Maxhide, left, and the King’s bride-to-be, Countess Geraldine Apponyi, at an officers’ ball in Tirana, on Feb. 19, 1938. (AP Photo)

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This is a facsimile of Bruno Richard Hauptmann?s note, dated on February 18, designating C. Lloyd Fisher of Flemington, N.J., as chief New Jersey Counsel, shown, Feb. 19, 1935. Hauptmann, under death sentence for murder of the Lindbergh baby, asked Fisher to speed the move for appeal and Fisher acted swiftly when note was photographed at Trenton, N.J., where Bruno is incarcerated. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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A view of the Reichsbanner demonstration in Lustgarten, Berlin Feb. 19, 1933, during speech of the Reichsbanner leader Carl Holtermann. (AP Photo)

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Destroyer HMS Anthony at Chatham Dockyard, England on Feb. 19, 1930 where it will undergo fitting for service in the Third Destroyer Flotilal of the Mediterranean Fleet which is to be reconstituted with destroyers of the new Acasta class. (AP Photo)

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Actor Charlie Chaplin waving his acknowledgment to cheers greeting him as he left Paddington Train Station for the Carlton Hotel in London, England on Feb. 19, 1931. (AP Photo)

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An elderly couple enjoy some rest and a pipe at the end of a day of working in a plantation in Tennessee, Feb. 19, 1930. (AP Photo)

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