Today in History - Feb. 25

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Baggage is unloaded from United Airlines Flight 811 at Honolulu International Airport, Feb. 25, 1989. A gaping hole ripped open in the fuselage of the 747 at 20,000 feet during its flight from Honolulu, Hawaii to New Zealand. The sudden decompression sucked out several rows of seats, killing nine passengers. The plane managed to return to Honolulu. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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Demonstrators are seen passing the statue of St. Wenceslas, St. Vaclav, coming from the Vinohrady District of Prague, on Feb. 25, 1948, to listen to Communist Premier Klement Gottwald announce the new Communist cabinet. Over 250,000 massed to listen to the Premier. (AP Photo)

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A cafeteria in Union Square, New York City, has three cashiers filling one job, Feb. 25, 1944. While two work behind the counter, a third, seated, reads a newspaper. Two were hired under contract with CIO. The AFL picketed the newly-opened restaurant. To stop the picket line, the owner hired a third unneeded cashier from AFL. (AP Photo)

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Cassius Clay, left, and Sonny Liston, right, get an early start in fist waving at weighin for their title fight in Miami Beach on Feb. 25, 1964. In front of Clay is Carl Gardner, boxing commissioner, and facing him is Joe Polino. (AP Photo)

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Olga Trapani Rocco, victim of the bizarre "camera gun" shooting in the Times Square subway station on New Years Eve, leaves Roosevelt Hospital in New York, Feb. 25, 1947, after eight weeks of treatment during which she underwent a leg amputation as a result of the shooting. The victim, who asks to be called Miss Trapani, was shot by Pearl Lusk, 19-year-old dupe of Miss Trapani's ex-husband and gangster Alphonse Rocco. Rocco fled New York City after the shooting and was killed in a gun battle with state troopers in the Catskill Mountains. In the subway shooting incident, Miss Lusk carried a package which Rocco said contained a camera, but which actually concealed a sawed-off shotgun. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

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Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, right, watch election workers prepare ballots at a polling station in Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 25, 1990. The Carters are in Nicaragua to monitor the elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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The oil crisis was one of the most commented themes in the German carnival parade in Cologne on Rose Monday, Feb. 25, 1974. This float shows an Englishman, Frenchwoman, an American and a German kneeling before an oil sheik. (AP Photo)

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A massed crowd that gathered in Vaclavske Namesti, in Prague, on Feb. 25, 1948, to listen to Communist Premier Klement Gottwald announce the new Communist cabinet. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 1968 file photo, former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali addresses a gathering at a Black Muslim convention in Chicago. A new documentary about Ali, "Trials of Muhammad Ali," gives a glimpse of how many Americans felt about him during a tumultuous time in the country's history. (AP Photo/File)

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Stella and James Byrd Sr. arrange flowers around a new headstone commemorating their son, James Byrd Jr., Monday, Feb. 1, 1999 in Jasper, Texas. Byrd Jr. was dragged to death last June. Jury selection is in its second week for one of the accused killers, John William King. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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James Earl Jones stars as the mature Alex Haley, remembering the long summer nights he spent listening to his Aunt Elizabeth (Debbi Morgan, with Christoff St. John as the young Alex) tell tales of the African Kunta Kinte and the family saga that led to "Roots: The Next Generations," which airs on the ABC Television Network in Seven parts - Sunday, Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m., EST), Feb. 20-23 and Feb. 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., EST). Shown in photo is a scene from the serial shown in February 1979. (AP Photo)

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FILE - This Feb. 25, 1967, file photo shows self-confessed Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo minutes after his capture in Boston. DeSalvo confessed to the string of 1960s killings but was never convicted. He died in prison in the 1970s. Massachusetts officials said Thursday, July 11, 2013, that DNA technology led to a breakthrough, putting them in a position to formally charge the Boston Strangler with the murder of Mary Sullivan, last of the slayings attributed to the Boston Strangler. (AP Photo, File)

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American and Egyptian scientists have received permission for preliminary work on a unique archeological project: to bottle and analyze air trapped 4,600 years ago when workmen sealed a pit under this retraining wall next to the Great Pyramid of Cheops. An apparently identical pit opened in 1954 yielded a magnificent royal ship of Lebanese cedar shown in Giza, Egypt on Feb. 25, 1987, which was reconstructed and housed in the museum in the background. (AP Photo/MM)

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African National Congress President Nelson Mandela salutes the crowd in Galeshewe Stadium near Kimberley, South Africa, before a "People's Forum?" Friday, Feb. 25, 1994. Mandela is on a three-day campaign swing for the April all-race general election through the Northern Cape Province. Mandela called on supporters on Friday to stop chasing President F.W. de Klerk from black areas, saying the ANC could win April?s election ?hands down? without help from hecklers. (AP Photo/David Brauchli)

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Chanting and waving signs, a jubilant crowd gathers at the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles on Feb. 25, 1986 to celebrate the end of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 20-year rule and the new leadership of Corazon Aquino. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)

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Chanting and waving signs, a jubilant crowd gathers at the Philippine consulate in Los Angeles on Feb. 25, 1986 to celebrate the end of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 20-year rule and the new leadership of Corazon Aquino. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)

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An Aquino supporter was stabbed to death by Marcos backers during fighting between the two groups on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1986 at the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Val Rodriguez)

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A supporter of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, left, throws a rock while a masked youth tries to pick up one as about 200 opposing supporters of Marcos and Mrs. Corazon Aquino throw rocks and stones at each other near the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1986. (AP Photo/Alberto Marquez)

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A Haitian man stands in front of a wall with his fists raised, wearing a T shirt emblazoned with Haiti's new national flag, Feb. 25, 1986. (AP Photo/Art Condell)

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Civilians duck for cover from snipers at a Manila television station on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1986. The snipers, thought to be three, from the Marcos army were killed by rebel troops. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)

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Arnold Townsend, left, of a local organization called Western Addition Project Area Committee, answers a question at a news conference at which A. Ludlow Kramer, right, announced at least a two-day delay in the food giveaway program aimed at gaining the freedom of Patricia Hearst in San Francisco, Feb. 25, 1974. Kramer said supply problems are causing the delay. The news conference was held in a warehouse where the food is being gathered. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1986 file photo, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie receive a Grammy for best song of the year for their song "We Are the World" at the 28th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Richie, a longtime friend to Michael Jackson, says the country is in need of some healing after the pop star's recent death and the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is going to provide the perfect remedy. Essence, which begins Friday, July 3, 2009 and runs through Sunday, will feature performances by Richie, Beyonce, John Legend, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker and a host of other artists. Organizers are now also planning a special tribute to Jackson. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

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A member of the U.S. Olympic Team waves an American flag he took from the crowd on hand to greet the arrival of the team at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Feb. 25, 1980. President Carter invited the entire team to the White House for a luncheon. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

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George Harrison performs in a 1974 concert at the Capitol Center in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Bob Grieser)

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Rev. Jesse Jackson of Chicago, speaks during a press conference in Chicago, Feb. 25, 1972 where the basic goals of the National Black Political Convention were discussed. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/Larry Stoddard)

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American President Nixon in an unscheduled gesture stopped his motorcade outside Buckingham Palace, in London, on Feb. 25, 1969, and left the protection of his armour-plated Cadillac to shake hands with Londoners on the street who had been waiting for him to pass after lunching with The Queen. (AP Photo/Staff/Kemp)

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While Illinois Athletic Commission listened, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali speaks, Feb. 25, 1966 in Chicago. He attended commission meeting as a result of Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner?s request that the commission members reconsider permission for Clay to defend title later this month. Ali had criticized his imminent army draft. (AP Photo)

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American President Nixon waves to Londoners, in an unscheduled gesture stopped his motorcade outside Buckingham Palace, in London, on Feb. 25, 1969 Nixon left the protection of his armour-plated Cadillac to shake hands with Londoners on the street who had been waiting for him to pass after lunching with The Queen. (AP Photo/Staff/Kemp)

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Brazilian soccer star Pele waves to admirers, as he and his bride Rosemeri tour this city in a traditional horse drawn carriage at Salzburg, Austria, Feb. 25, 1966. At right is Josef Brandstaeter, president of the local soccer club. Pele and his wife presently spent part of their honeymoon in Germany and Austria. Later they plan to see Italy. (AP Photo/Klaus Frings)

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Three versions of a new spring hairdo called “Sun” are shown in Paris by hair dresser Guillaume, Feb. 25, 1964. The style suggests the Japanese influence of a few years ago, but it is done with a free, more informal feeling. Sometimes jeweled ornaments are added at the sides. (AP Photo)

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The four Beatles with their leading lady take cover from the sun while on movie location at Nassau, Bahamas on Feb. 25, 1965. L-R: George Harrison; Eleanor Bron; Ringo Starr; Paul McCartney; and John Lennon. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali, or Cassius Clay as he was known at the time, whips a right to the head of ducking champ Sonny Liston during the first round of the heavyweight title fight in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 25, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Ruins that testify to better times dot the desert around Mareb, a little Yemen town on the fringe of Arabia’s dread empty quarter on Feb. 25, 1957. The remains of the Mareb Dam, a mile and a half long, 100 foot high structure that 2500 years ago enabled the desert to support possibly a million people. (AP Photo/Leila Wynn)

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Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, addresses the opening session of the party's 20th congress in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 14, 1956. (AP Photo)

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Working on their $3,200 hot rod in Philadelphia, Pa., Bob Miller, 25 (left), watches while Jim Wenstrup, 22, checks ignition wiring on the Mercury engine on Feb. 25, 1953. The two worked for a year of spare time to build a souped-up car which some experts who have seen it call a masterpiece of automobile craftsmanship. This was the builders' goal. They are proud of its mechanical performance, which they say beats that of standard cars, rather than its 125-mile speed or more than 200 horsepower in the souped-up engine. Hundreds of parts from standard cars went into the hot rod, which they call the "Mill-Strup." (AP Photo/WGI)

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Lou Jacobs, clown performer, paints a cartwheel hat while Carlos Wallenda, young member of the aerialist Wallenda family, watches, as preparations were being made for the April opening tour of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus, Feb. 25, 1945. Rehearsals are now underway at the circus winter quarters in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Earl Shugars)

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Three of the “Four Sandys” backstage at the circus in White Plains, New York on Feb. 25, 1952. Sandy Dobritch, seven-year-old aerial acrobat, and his parents, Pia and Alexander Dobritch. The act is named for the youngster. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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Marine combat troops bow their heads in prayer during a pre-invasion church service on an open deck of a transport bound for Iwo Jima, Japan on Feb. 25, 1945. Navy Chaplain Herbert L. Van Meter leads the men in prayer. (AP Photo)

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Banker, philanthropist and founder of U.S. Steel, J.P. Morgan, Sr., is photographed in New York City in 1904. (AP Photo)

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Members of the Army's 101st Airborne Division establish a position inside Iraq after arriving by helicopter Feb. 25, 1991. The Allied coalition has mounted a massive airborne operation as part of the ground war against Iraq. (AP Photo/Bill Gentile/DOD Pool)

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Iraqi troops emerge from heavily protected bunker to surrender to gun-toting Saudi soldiers during Operation Desert Storm in southeast Kuwait, Monday, Feb. 25, 1991. The coalition advance, and massive surrenders by Iraqi troops, continued throughout the second full day of Operation Desert Storm's ground warfare in the Gulf War. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

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Former U.S. Pres. Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn watch ballots being counted at a polling station for the national election, Feb. 25, 1990, Managua, Nicaragua. The man at left is unidentified. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Ray Charles is shown in this Feb. 25, 1986 photo. Charles, the Grammy-winning crooner who blended gospel blues died Thursday, June 10, 2004, a spokesman said. He was 73. (AP Photo /file )

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Johnny Carson, star of NBC-TV's "Tonight" show, watches world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali hamming it up for a photographer in New York, Feb. 10, 1967. (AP Photo)

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Playwright Tennessee Williams is photographed in his Manhattan apartment on March 21, 1980. Williams is the winner of four New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, 1947 and 1955, and he is an author of more than 20 major and minor dramas since 1934. (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal)

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Singer and anti-gay activist Anita Bryant speaks at a press conference in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 25, 1977, in which she said that a prospective TV show had been cancelled by a sponsor because of her stand against a gay rights ordinance. (AP Photo/Bill Hudson)

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Beatle George Harrison, who arrived in Nassau from London for a rest, is shown with a Dachshund named Bendix at Harrison's host home in the Bahamas, Dec. 11, 1964. (AP Photo)

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World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Muhammad Ali, right, is shown with Black Muslim Leader, Malcolm X, outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater on Broadway at 49th Street, New York City, March 1, 1964. They had just watched a screening of films on Ali's title fight with Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Feb. 25. (AP Photo)

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Willie Mays warms up before entering the batting cage with a couple of bats at the Giants Spring training camp on Feb. 25, 1962 in Casa Grande, Arizona. (AP Photo/HF)

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The slow river boat Pingo unloads cargo at the primitive port of Puerto Lomas on the River Paraguay in Paraguay, Feb. 12, 1962. The country is ruled by the last South American dictator, Gen. Alfredo Stroessner. A line of dictators since 1813 have turned what was once the richest country in South America into a land whose poverty and underdevelopment shock even other South Americans. (AP Photo/Harry Goldhar)

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Members of crowd wave at projected memorial service for Patrice Lumumba in New York’s Harlem area on Feb. 25, 1961. The service was disbanded by mutual agreement between the organizers and police. (AP Photo)

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Wearing a Noh drama costume and mask, Tatsuo Minagawa does a dance step at the Japan Trade Center, Feb. 25, 1957, New York. The elaborately embroidered costume and mask are on display at the center as features of the first Japan Decorator Show. Noh dancing is the oldest form of entertainment in Japan, and is still popular with the royal family. The costume, valued at $2,500, is like those worn 600 years ago by Imperial Palace performances. It took a skilled artist two years to make it by hand. The mask is one of four on display. They are reproductions of Noh masks carved by master artists from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Minagawa is a Fulbright exchange scholar studying Western music in New York. In Tokyo he teaches at the Tokyo University of Arts. He is a professional Noh Performer. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)

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Raoul Martinez, 12, scoops water from an irrigation ditch near the camp where hundreds of unemployed and homeless migratory workers are camped, 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nv. on Feb 25, 1959. Crop failure in Arizona, a last stop for the workers and a late harvest in Nevada, has left workers and families stranded. One of their shacks is in the background. A medical official reported that the families are drinking polluted water. (AP Photo)

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