Today in History - Feb. 21

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American President Richard Nizon, left, reaches out to shake the hand of Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai, at Peking Airport, on Feb. 21, 1972, after the President landed. (AP Photo)

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Emile Berliner, inventor of the phonograph and phonograph record, aka, gramophone, poses with his first phonograph machine, first exhibited in 1893, at the National Museum in Washington, D.C., Feb. 21, 1921. The phonograph is the direct ancestor of the Victrola of today and still plays despite its 27 years. (AP Photo)

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Famous British speed driver Sir Malcolm Campbell takes his Bluebird Speedster on the first test run since his arrival at Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 21, 1932. Campbell found the sands in poor condition for a speed test and declared that a real speed test would be made as soon as the beach was in good condition. (AP Photo)

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Jack Nicklaus has the attention of hundreds as he drives off the first tee in the opening round of the Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open, Feb. 21, 1975. (AP Photo)

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In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 and made available Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, men display victory signs as they ride on a truck scrawled with graffiti in arabic reading "Go, go, go, leave, leave, leave, down with the regime", on their way to volunteer to help clean up streets in Benghazi, Libya. The bodies of protesters shot to death by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi were left on the streets of a restive district in the Libyan capital Tuesday, an opposition activist and a resident said, while the longtime leader defiantly went on state TV to show he was still in charge, though the eruption of turmoil in the capital after a week of protests and bloody clashes in Libya's eastern cities has sharply escalated the challenge to Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Alaguri)

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A huge table, decorated with food, faces President Richard and first lady Pat Nixon and China’s Premier Chou En-Lai, far side of table, at state dinner in Peking on Feb. 21, 1972 to climax the first day of Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China. (AP Photo/Bill Achatz)

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Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, center, is flanked by security guards in his office as he poses with $100,000 reward money offered for clues to the deaths of 17 Atlanta children, Feb. 21, 1981.(AP Photo)

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President Richard Nixon is greeted by Chinese Premier Chou and troops a line of troops at the Peking airport, Feb. 21, 1972. (AP Photo)

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Switzerland?s Gustav Weder and Donat Acklin race in the two-man bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 21, 1988, Calgary, Canada. The race was postponed until Monday midway through the run because of deteriorating track conditions. The times will not count for the sleds which did go down the course. (AP Photo/Dave Longstreath)

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Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart leaves his office complex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jan. 7, 1977, that is about the size of two football fields. His sermons are aired on more than 500 radio stations around the globe. In addition to a weekly television show he travels a minimum of 10,000 miles per month. (AP Photo)

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A troop of Muslim rebels equipped with old-fashioned rifles stand guard with their local commander, left, with binoculars, while a sentry, background, mounts guard uphill, east of Kabul, Feb. 21, 1980 in Afghanistan. Sources indicate anti-Communist rebels were attacking traffic at will on the main supply route from Pakistan to Afghanistan's capital. (AP Photo)

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Carol Richardson, 21, of Southgate, who has been hypnotized, supports Cheri Trudell, 19, of Rochester, as she lies with her head and feet resting on hoods of two Dodge autos at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Feb. 21, 1975 on the eve of the opening of the annual automobile show. Hypnotist Karrell Fox of Farmington helps Cheri keep her balance. All are from Michigan. (AP Photo/Larry Stoddard)

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President Richard and first lady Pat Nixon wave goodbye as they enter The Spirit of 76, at Guam International Airport on Feb. 21, 1972 to fly the final leg of Nixon’s historic journey to mainland China. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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Director of a Chinese band which played a medley of American numbers at state dinner in Peking on Feb. 21, 1972, is congratulated by U.S. President Richard Nixon. (AP Photo/Bill Achatz)

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U.S. President Nixon smiles as he takes in the vistas from the Great Wall near Beijing, during his groundbreaking trip to China, Feb. 21, 1972. (AP Photo)

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Protesting the conviction and sentencing this week of five of seven defendants in the 100-day trial on charges of crossing state lines to incite riots at time of Democratic Convention in 1968, this crowd gathered in Federal Building plaza in downtown Chicago, Feb. 21, 1970. In background are signs an effigy in stars and stripes attached to a hangman?s rope. (AP Photo)

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Chinese communist party leader Mao Tse-Tung, left, and U.S. President Richard Nixon shake hands as they meet, Feb. 21, 1972. Nixon's visit marks the first time an American president has visited the People's Republic of China. (AP Photo)

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Jesse Owens, U.S. gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games, holds aloft a trophy given him at the U.S. Olympic invitational meet in New York’s Madison Square Garden on Feb. 21, 1969. Owens, a public relations consultant in Chicago, was one of 11 Olympic greats who had events named after them. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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U.S. President Richard Nixon and Premier Chou En Lai meet in Beijing, Feb. 21, 1972, for the start of talks. (AP Photo)

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A wounded U.S. marine sits on a sandbag emplacement as he awaits evacuation beside the river opposite Hue’s citadel sector in South Vietnam on Feb. 21, 1968. (AP Photo)

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A Louisiana game warden (right background) advances with his revolver pulled as Ed Campbell is comforted by his wife Gay after he was downed by club swinging officers who pushed spectators from a court building where a hearing for militant H. Rap Brown was underway in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 21, 1968. Campbell was hospitalized with a head injury. Brown was later arrested on charges he violated his bond on a gun charge. (AP Photo)

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Seated before a picture made to show President Johnson in a Hitler-life uniform, Dr. Timothy Leary holds conference in New York City, Feb. 21, 1968. The LSD advocate said he is tuning in with Peaceniks and “Yippies” and hopes to have a million young people in Chicago during the Democratic Party’s convention in August. He said he hopes they will disrupt the convention through “Flower Guerrilla” warfare. At left is Abbie (cq) Hoffman, who said he is an organizer and at right is Jerry Rubin, peace movement worker. (AP Photo)

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Soccer star Pele is seen on his wedding day to Rosemeri dos Reis Cholby, in Santos, Brazil, Feb. 21, 1966. (AP Photo/Neville Makin)

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Muhammad Ali, with his bag as he leaves apartment manager's office in Houston after renting a duplex apartment in South Houston, Feb. 21, 1967. Ali couldn?t move in right away since maintenance crews were finishing up, but should be in his apartment in a couple of days. It was the first official move of Ali to make Houston his home. He later plans to buy a home, in the $100,000 class. The apartment is a modest two bedroom with kitchen. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky)

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**FILE** Imam Alhajj Heshaans Jaaber, center, chants the Talqueen and other Islamic prayers for Malcolm X at his graveside in Hartsdale, N.Y., in this February 27, 1965 file photo. Malcolm X's widow, Betty Shabazz is standing at right. A man convicted of killing Malcolm X and admirers of the slain civil rights leader were holding separate events Thursday, Feb 21, 2008, marking the 43rd anniversary of the civil rights leader's assassination. (AP Photo/File)

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This is an exterior view of the Audubon Ballroom on 166th Street at Broadway in the Harlem section of Manhattan, where black Muslim leader Malcolm X was assassinated as he addressed a rally on Feb. 21, 1965. (AP Photo)

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A Tokyo housewife, watches a TV program on a tiny set she brought along with her to the hairdressers, Feb. 21, 1963. The six pound set, just a little bigger than a telephone, is just about as easy for her to pack around as an average woman’s handbag. (AP Photo)

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While large districts in Hamburg returned to normal life there are still thousands of people who have to fight the difficulties of the flood aftermath. Rescue teams work the clock round in regions still inundated and citizens of hardest-hit suburb Wilhelmsburg desperately try to master the hardship and distress after the waters in their homes receded. Most urgent problem is to get sufficient drinking water and food while special units of the Bundeswehr (German Army) are busy to prevent the outbreak of epidemics. In this image inhabitants of houses in Wilhelmsburg, piled their wet furniture and clothing at the pavement to have it dried in the open air on Feb. 21, 1962 in Hamburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Peter Hillebrecht)

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Libyan troops are ready to move toward the earthquake zone at Barce, Libya on Feb. 21, 1963 to help with the rescue work where the tremendous earthquake hit. In background the town clock at Barce, frozen at 7:19, the exact time when the earthquake started and the clock stopped. (AP Photo/Brian Calvert)

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Carol Heiss of United States is flanked behave runners-up in the Olympic ladies figures skating after victory ceremonies at Squaw Valley on Feb. 21, 1960. At left is Sjoukje Dijkestra of the Netherlands who finished second to Miss Heiss and at right is Barbara Roles of U.S.A., who was third. (AP Photo)

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Carol Heiss of USA during compulsory skating competition at Winter Olympic games on Feb. 21, 1960 at Squaw Valley, California. (AP Photo)

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President Dwight Eisenhower as he made his nationwide television and radio address from the White House, Washington, Feb. 21, 1960. Eisenhower rests his eyes just before starting the speech. (AP Photo)

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View of Squaw Valley, snow compacted parking pad Jammed with 9,000 automobiles during Winter Olympics program in Squaw Valley, California on Feb. 21, 1960. Good weather brought an estimated 35,000 fans to the valley to see the world?s finest amateur skiers and skaters perform. (AP Photo)

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Spanish guitarist Andre Segovia during a rehearsal April 1, 1955, for the concert he will play on April 2 at the Chigiana Musical Academy. It will be the first concert held by Andre Segovia in Siena, Italy. (AP Photo/Raimondo Zalaffi)

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New York City police attempt to restrain part of a group of thousands of “Rock N’ Roll” enthusiasts as they wait on west 44th street in New York on Feb. 21, 1957, for entrance to the Paramount Theater to see a movie and stage show. A glass panel was broken in an adjacent store and two girls sustained leg injuries. Some 50 policemen were called to the area and west 45th between Broadway and Eighth Avenue was closed to traffic. (AP Photo)

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Memorials to Mahatma Gandhi which has sprung up on the banks of the rivers upon which the ashes of his body were scattered is this, near Wardha, the village in central India where Gandhi lived for several years before his assassination. Ceremonies opening the umbrella-shaped crowd of citizens wearing white home-spun hats, named Gandhi hats near Wardha, Feb. 21, 1952. (AP Photo)

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Mao Tse-tung, chairman of the people?s republic of China on Feb. 21, 1952. (AP Photo)

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“Brumas,” the London zoo’s baby polar bear finds the attention he receives from the crowd a little overpowering as he shelters beneath mother “Ivy” on Feb. 21, 1950 in London, United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Sidney Smart)

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This is the scene at the dedication of the Washington Monument, Feb. 21, 1885. The 555-foot shaft was then the highest structure in the world. (AP Photo)

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Latest craze in these parts among youngsters is false lips of chewing gum. Once the lips soften and become difficult to wear, the kids chew them for bubble gum. The exotic trio (left to right): Natalie Kozadoy, 13; Vincent Riggio, 11; and Evelyn Bondurc, 12, in Newark, N.J., shown Feb. 21, 1947. (AP Photo)

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John D. Ehrlichman, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, is surrounded by reporters outside the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 1975. Ehrlichman was convicted of conspiracy and perjury and served 18 months in prison. (AP Photo)

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Losing your head to a magician is easy, but painless, the way Douglas Hunt of New Brunswick, N.J., does it. His wife Eleanor is the obliging assistant in New York, Feb. 21, 1944. Hunt is a professor at Rutgers University. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Olympic Speedskater Eric Heiden skates in winning the 1500 meters speedskating event Feb. 21, 1980 at Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo)

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President Richard Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon lead the way as they take a tour of China's famed Great Wall, near Beijing, Feb. 21, 1972. (AP Photo)

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U.S. HEAD OF STATE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES DIGNITARIES VISITING TRAVEL GROUP FORMAL

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The remains of the fuselage section (foreground) of the Libyan Boeing 727 airliner downed by Israeli fighters, showing the Libyan flag and Arabic writing, lies scattered over the Sinai Desert Feb. 23, 1973, the day after the incident. (AP Photo/Max Nash)

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Mao Tse-tung, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, talks with President Nixon in Peking, February 21, 1972, hours after the President flew to China. At left is Premier Chou En-lai. Between the Chinese leaders is an interpreter, Tang Wen Shen. (AP Photo/Bill Achatz)

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A U.S. Marine shows a message written on the back of his flack vest at the Khe Sanh combat base in Vietnam on Feb. 21, 1968 during the Vietnam War. The quote reads, "Caution: Being a Marine in Khe Sanh may be hazardous to your health." Khe Sanh has been subject to increased rocket and artillery attacks from the North Vietnamese troops in the area. (AP Photo/Rick Merron)

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Dr. of psychology Timothy Leary holds up his hand and makes the peace sign during a news conference in New York City on Feb. 21, 1968. (AP Photo/Lindsay)

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Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. Forces in South Vietnam, stands beneath a three combat-ready Hawk antiaircraft missiles at Da Nang, Vietnam, Feb. 21, 1965. The General is inspecting two batteries of U.S. Marine Corps Hawks. (AP Photo)

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Men of the 1st Battalion the York and Lancashire regiment "charge the enemy" in the Kassala District in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 21, 1958. (AP Photo)

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Ethel Watkins, 30, peers through a broken pane of a door at her new home in Detroit, Feb. 21, 1957. The glass was broken by a rock thrown from the street. Crowds of 100-150 persons have gathered nightly in front of the house, protesting the presence of Mrs. Watkins in the previously all-white neighborhood. (AP Photo)

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Singer Eddie Fisher, left, poses with his wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, in the garden of their Hollywood home, Feb. 21, 1956, Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo)

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A crowd attends a mass meeting to discuss the bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 21, 1956, in front of St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, where they voted against adopting a proposal to end the boycott. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)

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The Seabees left their imprints on this rock wall, featuring a sculptured duplicate of the famed flag-raising picture on Iwo Jima, Feb. 21, 1954. The Island of Iwo Jima is where the U.S. Marines climaxed their bloody victory by raising a flag atop the island's Mount Suribachi Feb. 23, 1945. The famed photograph was taken by Asscociated Press war photographer Joe Rosenthal. The sculpture is one of the sightseeing points on the island. (AP Photo)

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The combination of two comparative novelties to Japanese audience, TV and American wrestling, bring out a tremendous crowd of fans watching the bouts on an outdoor screen in Tokyo, Japan on Feb. 21, 1954. NTV televised the bouts between visiting American wrestlers and Japanese opponents. The crowd that completely filed and jammed the street cheered, booed and applauded as if they were right at the ringside. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

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Representatives, left to right: Ed Gossett (D-Texas), Chet Holifield (D-Calif.) and George A. Smathers (D-Fla.) listen to a playback of their recordings by engineer Clarence Bouchard in the House studio in Washington on Feb. 21, 1948. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis)

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Our file picture shows famous american Jazz singer and dancer Josephine Baker during a show-revue at Paris, Feb. 21, 1949. (AP PHOTO)

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Dr. Edwin Land, left, inventor of the Polaroid Land camera, peels off a picture of Charles B. Phelps, right, president of the Grosse Point, Michigan Photographic Society of America. Dr. Land is demonstrating a minute picture at the PCA annual convention in Cincinnati on Nov. 5, 1948. This is the first public use of production models of the polaroid camera. (AP Photo)

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Senators and representatives record speeches for broadcast over radio stations in their home districts on Washington on Feb. 21, 1948. Their talks must be objective, under studio rules, and cannot be used for office-seeking. For 13 years the recording set-up was operated as a private enterprise by Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Coar, but last June Congress voted to make it part of the legislative branch of the government. The law-makers pay 33 records, however, running about 4½ to 8½ minutes. About 175 senators and congressmen make weekly recordings. Left to right behind the glass panel during a recording of a round table panel during a recording of a round table discussion are: Robert Coar, coordinator of the radio room, acting as moderator; Senators Theodore F. Green (D-R.I.), Styles Bridges (R-N.H.), Leverett Saltonstall (R-Miss.) and Brien McMahon (D-Conn.). At right is engineer John Nolan of the senate studio. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis)

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Between portraits of Czech Communist Prime Minister Klement Gottwald and Czech President Eduoard Benes, a flagholder bears a Czechoslovakia flag beneath the balcony of Kinsky Palace in Prague, Czech Republic on Feb. 21, 1948. Czech Premier Gottwald addressed the rally demanding communist Control of the government from the balcony of the Kinsky Palace. (AP Photo)

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General view of the Quonset huts which were erected at Rhode Island State College, Kingston, Rhode Island on Feb. 21, 1946 to alleviate the housing shortage. In all, 80 huts will be built. Each hut will house eleven students providing a single bed, a study table and chair, plus 24 inches of wardrobe space for each student. (AP Photo/Abe Fox)

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Boy Scouts of Pennsylvania remembered the valiant stand of the tattered continental army with a visit to Valley Forge Feb 21, 1942, on the eve of George Washington's birthday. Saluting here are some of the 7,000 scouts who made their annual pilgrimage to the scene of the revolutionary war encampment. (AP Photo)

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Britain's King George VI, who was accompanied by Queen Elizabeth, named and launched Britain’s latest battleship, the 35,000 ton King George V. at Vickers Yard, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. She is the first battleship to be launched in Britain for 14 years. Cheers from the thousands of workmen who had helped to build her, drowned the strains of the band playing Rule Britannia as the King George V., moved gently down the slipway into the water for her perfect launch. Britain’s new battleship, the King George V., going down the slipway after her naming by the King on Feb. 21, 1939. (AP Photo)

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The Passion Play, made famous by its representations at Oberammergau, Germany, is being enacted during the four weeks preceding Easter by a company of working men and women of the populous suburb of Menilmontant, Paris, France on Feb. 21, 1937. (AP Photo)

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The Douglas DC-5, new two-motored transport plane with tricycle landing gear, is shown as it takes off from the Los Angeles Municipal Airport on a test flight, Feb. 21, 1939. The craft, a high wing monoplane, has a top speed of 248 miles per hour and can carry 16 passengers and a crew of three. (AP Photo)

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Architectural in front of a building only slightly more conventional is a bridge leading from the administration building to the exhibit area of the New York World’s Fair on Feb. 21, 1938. (AP Photo)

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German Chancellor and Fuehrer Adolf Hitler and ,any government officials attended the memorial service to German war dead, in the State Opera House, Berlin, Feb. 21, 1937. Front row from left to right; Foreign Minister Baron von Neurath; Propoganda Minister Joseph Goebbels; unknown; Field Marshall Von Mackensen; Adolf Hitler; Field Marshall Von Blomberg; General Von Fritsch and Admiral Raeder.(AP Photo)

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The Passion Play, made famous by its representations at Oberammergau, is being enacted during the four weeks preceding Easter Sunday by a company of working men and women of the populous suburb of Menilmontant, Paris, France on Feb. 21, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Kaye Don seated in the cockpit of his new racing car the “Silver Bullet” at Wolverhampton, England on Feb. 21, 1930, in which he will attempt to beat world land speed record at Daytona. It has two 12-cylinder V shaped engines and each develops 2,000-h.p. The theoretical speed of the car is 275 m.p.h. but the designer estimated that will be able to reach 250 m.p.h. allowing for wind pressures. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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American tobacco heiress Doris Duke with her husband James Roberts Cromwell, a New York advertising man, on board the liner Comte Di Savoia, before their departure to Gibraltar, Feb. 21, 1935. The couple secretly married in New York on Feb. 13. (AP Photo)

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Porters carrying round Dutch cheeses in the market place at Alkmaar, Holland on Feb. 21, 1930. Alkmaar in Holland, claims to have the biggest cheese market in the world, and there are scenes of extraordinary activity there on Fridays, when traders and exporters meet to discuss business. The Dutch cheeses are among the best known in the world and millions are exported annually.(AP Photo)

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French minister of war veterans Mr. Sanguinetti will attend commemoration ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of the battle of Verdun. French soldiers at Nixeville in France, April 8, 1916 coming back from the front of Fort de Vaux. (AP Photo)

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More and higher skyscrapers have made it necessary for the New York Fire Department to construct new fire towers to extinguish blazes originating many stories in the air. The new fire tower tested in City Hall Square, New York City on Feb. 21, 1930 as it looks from an angle beside the Woolworth Building. (AP Photo)

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