Today in History: Feb. 24

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Lt. Col. Vincent Boyle, center, and members of his family look over rows of crosses, representing American lives lost in the Persian Gulf war, Sunday, Feb 24, 1991 in Washington. The crosses have been placed on the Elipse behind the White House by the Community for Creative Non-Violence. (AP Photo/Shayna Brennan)

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Lauryn Hill holds her five Grammy Awards during the 41st Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999. The tops of four of the five awards Hill is holding can be seen. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Personal computer pioneer Steve Jobs of NeXT Computer Inc., shows off his NeXTstation color computer to the press at the NeXT facility in Redwood City, Calif., on April 4, 1991. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Michael Jackson, holding his Grammy Legend award, gives his sister Janet Jackson a kiss backstage at the 35th annual Grammy Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 24 1993 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

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A welcome rest and a leg massage for foot-weary walkers on the Brighton Road near Handcross Sussex, Feb. 24, 1963 during a 50 mile London to Brighton fitness walk. Some 700 young-to-middle-age men set out from London at midnight with the target of reaching Brighton in 20 hours. The walk was organized by a national daily newspaper inspired by the recent 50-mile hikes in the United States which followed a suggestion by President John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo)

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Tina Turner with James Brown shown at Grammy Award on Feb. 24, 1982 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac)

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Chicago Democratic Mayoral candidate Harold Washington is enthusiastically greeted by students as he visits the DuSable High School on Chicago's south side on Thursday, Feb. 24, 1983. Washington is a graduate of DuSable and was a track star there in 1939. (AP Photo/James Bourdier)

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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass, speaks to the press in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 1975. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

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Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stands beside a bronze bust of her husband after its unveiling in Episcopal Grace Cathedral in San Francisco Thursday, Feb. 24, 1972. It is to be duplicated for sale the proceeds of which will be turned over to organizations that carry out the ideals of the late civil rights leader, according to Robert Pitts, president of the Peace Memorial Corporation in nearby Palo Alto. (AP Photo/Sal Veder0

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Britain's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, pose on the grounds of Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement in this Feb. 24, 1981 photo. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Richard M. Nixon stands at The Great Wall of China, which snakes over the mountain behind him, near Beijing, China, Thursday, Feb. 24, 1972. Nixon and his party toured the wall before resuming talks with Communist Chinese leaders. (AP Photo)

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Linda Kasabian, the state's principal witness against Charles Manson and three women followers in the Tate-LaBiance murder case, walks to court Feb. 24, 1971, with chief prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi in Los Angeles. She was recalled to the stand in the penalty phase of the trial at the request of Manson's attorney, Irving Kanarek. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)

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In a workout on Feb. 24, 1971 in West Palm Beach, Hank Aaron, took his turn in the batting cage and slammed many of the baseballs to the fence in left field. The Atlanta Braves working out harder than ever and hopes are high for a big season. (AP Photo)

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Russell A. Larson, left, Massachusetts Institute of Technology project manager for the lunar module flight program, and David G. Hoag director of Apollo Group MIT Draper Lab, point to computer in lunar module model designed for a safer way to land men on the moon for Apollo 13 in Cambridge, Massachusetts Feb. 24, 1970. (AP Photo/J.Walter Green)

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Billy Cannon, Heisman Trophy winner waves from car during parade down Main Street in Baton Rouge, La., Feb. 24, 1960. (AP Photo)

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American soldiers take shelter in a sandbagged bunker as North Vietnamese rockets hit the U.S. Marine base at Khe Sanh on Feb. 24, 1968. (AP Photo/Rick Merron)

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Heavyweight champion Cassius Clay feigns being knocked down by his brother Rudy at the end of an exhibition bout they put on for the patients at Hines Veterans Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 24, 1965. (AP Photo)

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L-R: Beatles members John Lennon; George Harrison; and Paul McCartney discuss their lines at the start of a bicycle riding scene for their movie in Nassau, Bahamas on Feb. 24, 1965. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, arms spread to acknowledge confetti greeting, and Brazil’s President Juscelino Kubitschek, beside him, ride through Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 24, 1960 after Ike’s arrival in the ity. The motorcade is passing along the Avenida Rio Branco, Rio’s main business street. (AP Photo/Rio)

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Five of 13 young blacks sit in the Houston, Tex., police station booking office, Feb. 24, 1961. Police charged them with loitering after they were arrested at the Union Train Station where they were seeking service at white lunch room facilities. The blacks said they would remain in jail overnight rather than post bond. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky)

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Sir Winston Churchill gives his famous “V” sign as he leaves pier at Safi, Morocco on Feb. 24, 1959. Launch took him to yacht of Greek Shipping owner Aristotle Onassis which he boarded on February 19 for two-week Mediterranean cruise. (AP Photo)

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Adolf Hitler's Nazi campaign includes the indoctrination of children in Berlin, Feb. 24, 1936. The boys are trained for future military service and the girls to be obedient hausfraus. Here a group of boys proudly march beneath Nazi standards. (AP Photo)

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The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, left, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., center, and Bayard Rustin, leaders in the racial bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., leave the Montgomery County Courthouse on Feb. 24, 1956. The civil rights leaders were arraigned along with 87 other black activists. Thousands of supporters walked in protest against the mass indictments and arrests. (AP Photo)

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President Harry S. Truman in car (waving cap) with William H. Hastie, Governor of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on Feb. 24, 1948 on a tour of St. Thomas. (AP Photo/ John Rous)

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Photo shows Sgt. John Makovich, of Cleveland, O., and his wife, Dorothy, smile as they arrive at Staten Island, New York, on Feb. 24, 1947, aboard the U.S. Army Hospital ship Charles A. Stafford, from Bremerhaven, Germany. Makovich, who served with the occupation forces in Germany, was Joned by his wife there. He was injured in a vehicle accident in Germany and was returned to this country to undergo further hospitalization. (AP Photo/JDC)

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The golden mask of Un Djebau En Djedet, Husky General who commanded the archers of Pisebkhanu I., the Psusenes of Manetho, shown Feb. 24, 1946. It was unearthed by Professor Pierre Montet, Professor of the University of Strasbourg who discovered an Egyptian Tomb in a perfect state of preservation near the ruins of Tanis, 20 miles north of Tel Elokebir. (AP Photo)

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A batch of raccoon skins is sold by Clement, left, and Clarence Helfrich of Waterloo, Illinois, Feb. 24, 1945. Buyers from all parts of the country will bid for these pelts during the fur auction. (AP Photo)

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Infantrymen from the 145th Regiment of the 37th U.S. Division are seen as they move through a patio in the ruins of City Hall, in Manila, Philippines, on March 11, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Soldier volunteer tire workers line up with some of the huge bomber tires made at the U.S. Rubber Company plant in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 24, 1945. The need for these tires is so great that overseas veterans were quick to volunteer for work at the plant on furlough time granted to them by the U.S. Army. They are paid regular salaries in addition to Army pay. (AP Photo)

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Three of the Army nurses freed from Santo Tomas prison camp in Manila, P.I., walk from their plane after arriving in the U.S. at Hamilton Field, California on Feb. 24, 1945. From left to right: Lt. Inez V. McDonald, Tupelo, Miss.; Lt. Rosemary Hogan, of Chattanooga, Okla.; and Lt. Kathryn L. Dollason, of Eutawville, S.C. (AP Photo)

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Within the next few days 14 bombed-out Lambeth families will move from air raid shelters to Loughborough Gardens, a circle of hutments which have been erected by American soldier at the corner of Loughborough Road and Minet Road, Lambeth. Some of the tenants who are to take over one of the huts making inquiries of the G.I.s in London, England, Feb. 24, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Nine American infantrymen taking a stance on a practice range in England, Feb. 24, 1944, from left to right are: T/5 John M. Dwyer, Potsdam, N.Y., Private Howard L. Fahrenholz, Hollis, Long Island, N.Y.; Pfc. Gordon A. Evans, Newark, N.J.; T/4 George Chon, Fords, N.J.; Pfc. Herbert Meseroll, Highland Park, N.J.; Sergeant Frank Quade, Maple Shade, N.J.; Pvt. Harry Offsey, Bronx, N.Y.; Private Ralph DeMarzo, Elmhurst, N.Y.; and Pfc. Ralph Johnson, Brooklyn, N.Y. (AP Photo/HWC)

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Sappers of the Red Army using special equipment for their task, probe for enemy mines in the Stalingrad area on Feb. 24, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Martha Hill, left, uses a poster and a “vegetable man” to bring home her message to Dundee housewives at her consumer conservation booth in the West Dundee Village Hall in Dundee Township, Illinois on Feb. 24, 1942. Mrs. Clarence Jensen signs a pledge to avoid food waste. (AP Photo)

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An unidentified Seattle housewife fills the hopper of the household sawdust burner in Seattle, Wash., Feb. 24, 1942. The sawdust drops from the bottom of the cone-shaped bin or hopper into the burning grate at the bottom. A full bin of sawdust will burn about 12 hours under normal conditions and will make plenty of heat. Very little ash is left after the sawdust burns. (AP Photo)

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United States soldiers now seeing service with the American Expeditionary Force in Northern Ireland, have taken over sentry posts since they arrived there. One soldier on guard watched by admiring children, Feb. 24, 1942. Two of the little fellows are barefoot. (AP Photo)

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Walt Disney of movie cartoon fame is shown in San Francisco, Feb. 24, 1941. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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The Bale Dalai Lama Tibetan Leader Feb. 24, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Netherland consulate is a town somewhere in Finland on Feb. 24, 1940, after it had been struck by a heavy Russian bomb during an air raid. The bomb has split the building open and has spilled its contents into the streets. (AP Photo)

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Tibetian soldier on Feb. 24, 1940. (AP Photo)

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A new vest is irritable enough, but how about a suit of straw. This is how shepherds in the northern parts of Portugal dress for their outdoor life, shown Feb. 24, 1937. They find straw most protective. (AP Photo)

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Football player Herschel Walker is pictured on the balcony of his girlfriend's apartment at the University of Georgia at Athens, Ga., Feb. 24, 1983. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

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Owner Charles S. Howard congratulates jockey Johnny "Red" Pollard in the winner's circle after his horse Seabiscuit won the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Ca, on Feb. 24, 1940. Standing by the head of the horse is trainer Tom Smith, with binoculors. (AP Photo)

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German Chancellor Adolf Hitler waves to a crowd from an open car as he leaves the ice skating stadium following pairs competition at the Winter Olympic Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Feb. 24, 1936. (AP Photo)

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This picture shows a barrier erected to keep back snowdrifts nearly covered by dust, Feb. 24, 1935, Colby, Ks. Piles of dust were scattered across Kansas and neighboring states when a storm subsided after blowing, while sun shone and the temperature was high. (AP Photo)

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Officers of the S P.C.A. officers demonstrating in the barn how cook-fights were staged near Goschen, New York on Feb. 24, 1930. Over a hundred people were arrested in America, and, after giving fictitious names and leaving behind 10 dollars for bail, were released after they were trapped in one of the biggest cock-fighting raids of recent years. Twenty State-troopers guided by three S.P.C.A. agents raided the century old Rogers Barn near Goschen, New York, where they found cock-fighting in full swing. (AP Photo)

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Actress Tallulah Bankhead is shown as she returns from London where she appeared on stage in "The Creaking Chair," Feb. 24, 1925. (AP Photo)

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Honus Wagner, baseball's "Flying Dutchman," aids his wife, Bessie, as she prepares a turkey at their home in Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 23, 1948. Honus will observe his 74th birthday on Feb. 24. (AP Photo/Danny Jacino)

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Leon Trotsky, founder and leader of the Red Army, stands on a tank and addresses troops during the fifth anniversary celebrations of the Russian Red Army, in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 24, 1923. (AP Photo)

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Raul Castro gestures as he attends a session of the National Assembly in Havana, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. During the session Raul was elected president of the State Council, Cuba's governing body, replacing his 81-year-old brother Fidel Castro. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco,Prensa Latina)

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Rep. Deb Peters, R-Hartford; Rep. Ted Klaudt, R-Walker; and Rep. Jim Putnam, R-Armour. from left, speak during the House Appropriations Committee members conference, Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Pierre, S.D. (AP Photo/Joe Kafka)

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Cuba's acting President Raul Castro waves to the National Assembly in Havana, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. During the Assembly lawmakers were deciding the country's new leadership just days after Cuba's president, 81-year-old Fidel Castro, announced he would not accept a nomination for a new presidential term. With his resignation, Castro ended nearly half a century on uninterrupted power.(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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Air ial view Feb. 24, 1967 of a section of the Massachusettes Correctional Institution, at Bridgewater from which Albert DeSalvo, 35, the "Boston Strangler" escaped last night. (AP Photo)Bill Chapliss)

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