Today in History - Feb. 26

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Wilma E. Gould takes the stand at the Supreme Court in New York for cross-examination by defense counsel in her suit for $500,000 against kin of husband and others, Feb. 26, 1935. She charges that "Prince" Michael Romanoff, also known as Harry Gerguson, was hired to break up her home. (AP Photo)

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Joan Quesnell of Chicago holds vinylite disc used in the new Edison TeleVoicewriter being introduced to American businessmen, shown Feb. 26, 1951. The telephone-like set-up was shown in Chicago during the Office Management Association's office equipment show. The recorder functions as the receiver of messages by telephone. An executive merely lifts the phone handset and dictates his letters, which are later typewritten by a secretary. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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FILE - This Feb. 26, 1968 file image shows, from left, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli and Felix Cavaliere from the American rock group The Rascals at JFK Airport in New York, after a trip to Hawaii. The group, gave us "Good Lovin,'" "People Got To Be Free" and "I've Been Lonely Too Long" are grooving their way to Broadway. Performances of “The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream” will begin April 15 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for 15 shows, ending May 5. (AP Photo, file)

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Dr. Jack Wilmore of the National Athletic Health Institute in Inglewood, Calif., watches a man go through a stress test while an electrocardiogram is taken, Feb. 26, 1976. The program is called "nothing more than preventive medicine" by Wilmore, who has tested many athletes in the Los Angeles area. (AP Photo/George Brich)

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In six refrigerated rooms at Wilmette, Ill., 40 scientific experts are doing Arctic research for the U.S. military, operating as an arm of the Department of Defense, Feb. 26, 1953. Dr. Henri Bader, former Swiss scientist, measures an ice crystal brought from the Mendenhall glacier in Alaska. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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FILE - In this Thursday, April 12, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman, center, stands with a Seminole County Deputy and his attorney Mark O'Mara, right, during a court hearing in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

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A resident of the Serb-held neighborhood of Grbavica, waits at a Red Cross food kitchen for his soup ration, Feb. 26, 1994. The Red Cross have food kitchens serving both Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Muslim Sarajevans. (AP Photo/Enric F. Marti)

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George Zimmerman, left, walks out of the intake building at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility with an unidentified man on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman posted bail on a $150,000 bond on a second degree murder charge in the February shooting death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin In Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

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Eddie Franklin, far left, a sergeant of the volunteer police company, makes his rounds at a "juke joint" in Macon, Ga., Feb. 26, 1943. The sereant is about to step in and enforce the "No Dancing" rule (note sign in background) The police department in Macon, says law enforcement in black communities has improved since black leaders organized a volunteer police company to help keep order in their districts. (AP Photo/Rudolph Faircloth)

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Firefighters pause outside an exit to the underground garage in the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan where an explosion, believed to be caused by a bomb, took place shortly after noon, Feb. 26, 1993. At least five people were killed and hundreds of others were injured in the blast which sent thousands fleeing the 110-story twin towers by way of dark, smoke-filled staircases. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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New York City police are pictured during the aftermath of the explosion that rocked the World Trade Center in New York, Feb. 26, 1993. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Emergency vehicles and personnel fill New York's West Street following an underground explosion that rocked the World Trade Center at 12:18 pm, Feb. 26, 1993. At least five people were killed and 300 injured in the blast that forced thousands to evacuate the 110-story twin towers. (AP Photo/Betsy Herzog)

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Firefighters in a cherry picker remove an explosion victim on a gurney outside one of the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York, after a car bomb in an underground garage rocked the complex, Feb. 26, 1993. At least five people were killed and hundreds injured in a blast that forced thousands to escape the buildings down dark, smoke-filled stairs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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A New York City police officer leads a woman to safety following an underground explosion at the World Trade Center, Feb. 26, 1993. Hundreds were injured in the blast which caused the ceiling of a train station to collapse and set off fires below the twin towers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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An old Jordanian listens closely in Amman on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1991, to the broadcast on Baghdad radio by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein when he announced that he would withdraw his troops from Kuwait on Tuesday. The decision to withdraw has apparently shocked the majority of the pro-Saddam Jordanian population. (AP Photo/Yousef Allan)

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An Iraqi prisoner of war is deep in thought as he waits to be processed by Saudi forces after his capture, Monday, Feb. 26, 1991 in Southeastern Kuwait. The Iraqis are giving up in large groups with more than 20,000 soldiers being held by the allied forces. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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An Iraqi tank goes up in flames after being hit by a TOW missile fired from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Monday, Feb. 26, 1991 in Iraq. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury)

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Kuwaiti officials headquartered in Dharhan pray on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1991 as news of the Iraqi announced withdrawal from Kuwait was broadcast. The apparent Iraqi capitulation came on the third day of a huge allied ground offensive in Kuwait and southern Iraq. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Kuwaiti information official Anwar Al-Dunij listens to telecast Kuwait pullout speech of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1991 in Dhahran. The Iraqi leader said Iraqi troops would quit Kuwait today under pressure from what he called “evil coalition’ led by United States. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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President Ronald Reagan holds up a copy of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra affair, while posing for photographers after his nationally televised speech from the Oval Office in Washington, Aug. 13, 1987. Reagan said he was “mad as a hornet” about damage to his administration from the Iran-Contra affair. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

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John Tower, chairman of the Tower Commission, gestures to a reporter during a press conference in Washington, Feb. 26, 1987. The commission released its report on the Iran-Contra affair on Thursday. Panel members are, from left: Edmund Muskie,Tower, and Brent Scowcroft. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

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John Tower, chairman of the Tower Commission meets with reporters during a news conference in the Old Executive Office Building in Washington to discuss the Tower Commission Report, Feb. 26, 1987. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

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Singer Stevie Wonder holds his 16th Grammy, this time for best male rhythm and blues vocal for "In Square Circle," in Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 1986. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

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Sumo wrestler Azumazeki (Jesse James Wailani Kuhaulua in Hawaii), takes a tour of Rockefeller Center Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1985, after a press conference to announce the introduction of O Sumo to New York with a tournament in Madison Square Garden June 14 - 16. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda)

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Queen Elizabeth II reviews U.S. Marine Corps honor guard on Saturday, Feb. 26, 1983 in San Diego after arrival on a State visit. (AP Photo)

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American country singer Johnny Cash shown on location during the filming at the Sea of Galilee, Dec. 12, 1971. He is making a 90 minutes feature film on the life of Jesus Christ, in which Cash invested half a million of his own money. He narrates and sings on the soundtrack but does not appear in the film. (AP Photo)

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Members of the women's auxiliary of the Black Muslims, in their religious dress of white headdresses and gowns, take part in their annual convention in Chicago, Feb. 26, 1972. (AP Photo)

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Demonstrators chant and sing outside Boston?s City Hall on Feb. 26, 1964 as civil rights leaders met with Mayor John Collins climaxing a day-long boycott of Boston Public Schools called as a protest against alleged de facto segregation. More than 10,000 African American and white children heeded a call from civil rights leaders and boycotted the city?s public schools and attended so-called ?Freedom Schools.? (AP Photo)

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Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps director, took off his shoes to join in a dance called the Tinkling after receiving a decoration at the Philippine embassy, Monday, Feb. 26, 1964. Philippine Ambassador Amelito Mutoc, left, Lynn Ilusorio and Marie join the fun. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, left, addresses joint session of Argentine congress in Buenos Aires after his arrival there on Feb. 26, 1960. Seated at right is the President of Argentine senate, Dr. Jose Maria Guido. (AP Photo)

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Astronaut John Glenn waves his hand during his address before both houses of Congress in Washington, Feb. 26, 1962. His talk to the legislator followed a hero's parade and welcome at the White house. (AP Photo)

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Rebecca B. Rankin, librarian of the Municipal Reference Library, is shown with almost one and one half tons of city records and publications destined for disposal in New York, Feb. 26, 1948. The city will sell the paper for recycling at about $15 to $75 and save $1,500,000 in rental payments for document storage. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)

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Sculptor Harvey Fite relaxes in front of the great stone fireplace of his home shown Feb. 26, 1948, which he built himself with some help from Neighbors, beside the quarry he owns and from which he gets the materials for his art, in the Catskill Mountains near Woodstock, New York. (AP Photo/RAW)

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Army units pay visits to war factories, where those who make various parts of the military weapons and vehicles may inspect the finished article, thus receiving an added interest in their work. Workers crowding round a tank and listening to a talk by a tank sergeant, somewhere in England, on Feb. 26, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Wreckage and debris fill Frankfurter Allee, near Lasdehner Strasse, in a working district in the eastern section of Berlin, Germany, following an Allied aerial attack on Feb. 26, 1945, prior to the fall of the city. (AP Photo)

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Champion runner John Borican is with his other love - oil painting - in New York, Feb. 26, 1942. The portrait is one he painted of Toussaint L'Ouverture, black general of Haiti. Most of Barican's painting deal with black life. (AP Photo)

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With only the frail Bamboo and palm-leaf roof still over her head a Chinese woman rests amid the ruins of her home Feb. 26, 1942, after a Japanese raid in Malaya. (AP Photo)

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Chinese fortitude after a Japanese raid in the Singapore area on Feb. 26, 1942. With their home bombed about their ears a Chinaman and his young daughter calmly seated amid the ruins eating bowls of rice. (AP Photo)

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A Marine holds the door at the White House as workmen deliver cartons containing copies of the Tower Commission report, Feb. 26, 1987. The commission presented its report on the Iran-Contra affair to President Reagan Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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Candy Lightner, president of MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, holds a picture of her late daughter inside her office in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 26, 1981. Lightner's daughter was killed by a drunk driver. (AP Photo)

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A fireman directs stream of water on to raging oil field fire in Santa Maria, California, Sunday, Feb. 26, 1978. Four oil storage tanks erupted in flares 75 feet high. The fire, on Getty Oil Company property, burned for six hours before controlled by 25 firefighters. The site is about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. There were no injuries. (AP Photo)

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This is a photo of country singer Johnny Cash, taken in October 1965. He was born in Kingsland, Ar., in 1932. He was nicknamed "the Man in Black" after a hit of that name in 1971. (AP Photo)

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Johnny Cash performs during the Grand Ole Opry's last show at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., March 18, 1974. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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Fidel Castro, former law student now rebel leader in Cuba, Feb. 26, 1957. (AP Photo)

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Blenheim bombers setting out on a raid in Cyrenaica, Libya, with their escorting fighters, on Feb. 26, 1942. (AP Photo)

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John Chiangi and Lisa Drobnes add their comic book collection in the back of a pickup truck at Norwich, Conn., Feb. 26, 1955. The Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion has scheduled a burning of such books, inviting children to bring in 10 books in exchange for a "clean" book. Looking on from left are, Mrs. Charles B. Gilbert, former national auxiliary president; Mrs. Edward Robinson; and Mrs. Webster Copp. The scheduled bonfire brought protests from the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Book Publishing Council. (AP Photo)

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Sue Wehmeier stands on her toes as she leans over fence at Plant Field, Tampa, Fla., to wipe the brow of her husband of two months, Herman Wehmeier, Cincinnati Reds' righthander, Feb. 26, 1951. Wehmeier, one of the Rhinelanders' quartet of starting pitchers, had just completed a long workout at the Reds spring training camp. (AP Photo/Preston Stroup)

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A new orphan ward of the famed Wolfhound regiment, the 27th Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division, is admired by Sgt. Fred H. Hinds, left), and Cpl. Robert Montgomery. Holding the infant is Sister Genevieve McBride, of Blantyre, Scotland, Feb. 26, 1951. The orphan is one of several at the orphanage at Osaka, Japan, “adopted” by the regiment. Weekly contributions from the GIs keep the home open for the parentless children. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

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The detachment of British soldiers who have arrived in New York on Feb. 26, 1942 are immensely popular. They have been mobbed, and many have lost their buttons to the civilians which they claimed as souvenirs. The British and American troops stationed together are reported to be “fraternizing like mad.” An American soldier toasting british soldiers in beer. (AP Photo)

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The machine-gunner, a Canadian, one of the crew of a Royal Air Force Wellington bomber, on a flight over Germany, on Feb. 26, 1942, keeps a look-out for enemy planes. (AP Photo)

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This is not a scene from the Russo-Finnish battlefronts. It is just a drill under Arctic conditions on the Quiet Western Front, with a British soldier wearing a white camouflage suit and carrying a fabric-wrapped rifle on Feb. 26, 1940. (AP Photo)

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A blonde Finnish girl, a member of the now-famous “Lotta Svard” corps of women, smiles wistfully as Swedish volunteers in northern Finland Feb. 26, 1940, serenade her after dinner. The “Lottas” are Finnish women who have volunteered to do much of the wartime work done in other countries by men, in order to release the men for actual fighting. They do hospital, observation, police and commissary work and have been a strong factor in the tiny country’s staunch resistance against Russia. (AP Photo)

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The boys of Tollington School, the well-known school at Muswell Hill in the north of London have been evacuated to the towers, Buckden, a little village on the great north road between St. Neot’s and Huntingdon. Boys at work in the carpenters’ shop converted from the former kitchen of the towers in Buckden. Feb. 26, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Some twenty members of parliament, peers, political candidates and trade union leaders addressed a mass protest demonstration in Trafalgar Square, against the betrayal of Spanish democracy. Ellen Wilkinson addressing the demonstration in London, on Feb. 26, 1939. (AP Photo)

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A member of the British Royal Air Force, wounded in action on the front, is shown receiving ultra-violet ray treatment at a hospital on the West Coast of England, Feb. 26, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Tens of thousands of Nazi storm troopers take the oath of allegiance to Chancellor Adolf Hitler, in the Lustgarten, Berlin, Feb. 26, 1934. Nazi banners are dipped during the swearing of the oath. (AP Photo)

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A group on horseback travel up a path at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, June 8, 1938. (AP Photo)

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