Today in History - Feb. 28

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Swedish police technicians sweep the site where Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was slain in Stockholm Friday evening. The search for physical evidence and other clues continued on Saturday, March. 1, 1986 in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Bjorn Elgstrand)

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John Mullins, left, and Bobby Evans, both of Waco, Texas, demonstrate in favor of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms near the Branch Davidian compound, March 21, 1993. The ATF has had a lot of critics since the Feb. 28 failed raid on the Branch Davidian cult compound near Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/George Widman)

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Wreckage of the coaches of the subway train which slammed into a tunnel wall at Moorgate Underground Station, London, on Feb. 28, 1975, can be seen in the background, with rescue workers in the foreground still attempting to bring out survivors. Forty three people were killed and over seventy injured when the train crashed. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Feb, 28, 1992 file photo, singer Soul James Brown, speaks at a news conference in New York announces plans for a "Stop the Violence" festival for the city's beleaguered school kids. The South Carolina Supreme Court says a freelance journalist can publish a diary that she says is from James Brown's widow. The justices ruled that preventing Sue Summer from publishing Tommie Rae Brown's writings would violate her First Amendment free press rights. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani, File)

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Costumed spectators shout and sing during the parade at Cologne, Germany on Feb. 28, 1979. (AP Photo/Fritz Reiss)

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A small group representing the Liberation Party protest outside the Waco Convention Center where the federal agents hold a daily news briefing on the Branch Davidian cult, March 13, 1993. The group is protesting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid on the compound on Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)

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A metropolitan policeman shoots a shotgun to a crowd in a neighborhood to prevent lootings and sackings by people protesting hikes in transport fares in Caracas, Venezuela on Feb. 28, 1989. (AP Photo/Jose Cohen)

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His face bloody and clothes torn, a man identified by police as Willie Greer is questioned by police after he was involved in a scuffle at the final day of a Black Muslim national convention at the Coliseum in Chicago,Ill., Feb. 28, 1965. Sect leader Elijah Muhammad was in the Coliseum when the scuffle took place. (AP Photo/LO)

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A group of men raise their hands at a community prayer service for David Koresh and his followers in Waco, Texas, March 29, 1993. The standoff between Koresh and federal agents entered its second month Sunday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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A public bus begins to burn in Caracas during riots throughout Venezuela to protest increases in gasoline and transportation fare hikes, Feb. 28, 1989. (AP Photo/Arciniegas)

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Sonali Das Gupta, 2nd from left, Indian wife of Italian director Roberto Rossellini, in the garden of her villa in Italy, on Feb. 28 with three other models. Sonali presented her first fashion collection on Feb. 28 which included a variety of styles that ranged from the truly Indian to models evocative of turn-of-the-century British rule in India. (AP Photo/Anastasi)

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Sarajevo children look from the top of a truck which is been used as barricade blocking the access to the "Brotherhood and Unity" bridge linking Government and Serb-controlled parts of the city, Monday, Feb. 28, 1994 in Sarajevo. The U.N. had planned to open the bridge to civilians on Monday but the plan felt through due to Serb objections. (AP Photo/Enric F. Marti)

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Two unidentified men carry a ladder near the Mount Carmel compound of the Branch Davidian’s in Waco, Texas on Tuesday, March 31, 1993. Authorities have allowed a lawyer to talk with cult leader David Koresh who has held federal authorities at bay since February 28. (AP Photo/David Phillip)

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Palestinian youths run away from Israeli security forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron, Feb. 28, 1994. The disturbances followed the mosque massacre which has sparked off clashes through Israel and the occupied territories. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Unidentified people climb on top of a barn adjacent to the Branch Davidian Compound near Waco, Texas on Thursday, April 8, 1993. An array of equipment had been left on the roof by federal authorities over the past 40 days of the cult standoff. (AP Photo/Susan Weems)

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Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas on Monday, April 19, 1993. The compound burned to the ground after FBI agents in an armored vehicle smashed the buildings and pumped in tear gar. The Justice Department said cult members set the fire. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)

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A Texas National Guard armored personnel carrier heads towards the Mount Carmel compound of the Branch Davidians cult near Waco, Texas on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1993. Federal and local law enforcement officials are at a standoff with the cult after cult members opened fire on Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents, killing at least four and wounding 15, as they attempted to execute a search warrant on Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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U.S. President George H. Bush leads a group of joggers through Memorial Park in Houston, Friday, Feb. 28, 1992. Bush will speak at the Calf Scramble Banquet on Friday and then fly to Dallas on Saturday. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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Branch Davidian sect member Oliver Gyarfas of Australia talks to the media after leaving the federal courthouse in Waco, Texas on Wednesday, March 24, 1993. Gyarfas was the first man to leave the armed cult compound after the Feb. 28 gun battle with federal agents. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)

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U.S. Army captain Mike Wamta of Green Bay, Wisc. Hands an American flag to a Kuwaiti woman in front of the wreckage of a Soviet-made Iraqi tank in Kuwait City, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1991. Kuwaiti citizens continue to celebrate the liberation of their country from Iraqi occupation by American and allied forces. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

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Navy Lt. Commander John Tull (L), of Albuquerque, N.M. and Army Captain Thomas Nickerson (R), of Daytona Beach, FL. share an apple juice toast in the Riyadh Joint Information Bureau following the President's announcement of a cease-fire, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1991. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

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Aftermath view of the Kufah Bridge on Feb. 28, 1991 in Baghdad, which spans the Euphrates River. The bridge was allegedly bombed by the allies on February 22 and 23 resulting in four alledged deaths. (AP Photo/John Rice)

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An attendant of Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital removes a plastic-covered bed from the street that would have been used during a chemical attack, Feb. 28, 1991, . Due to the ceasefire, the Israeli authorities asked that such items be returned Thursday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Major “J.D” Collins of Homestead, Fla., right, a U.S F-16 pilot, receives a hug from base chaplain Captain Willie Toguchi, of Honolulu on Thursday, Feb. 28, 1991 after Collins was recalled from a bombing mission, somewhere in the Arabian Peninsular, following President Bush’s announcement of a cease fire. (AP Photo/Gill Allen)

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A U.S. soldier flashes the "V" sign from his position on top of a Humvee guarding the U.S. Embassy compound, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1991 in Kuwait City. American diplomats are due to begin arriving Thursday to reopen the embassy which was evacuated during the Iraqi occupation. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

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Kuwaitis use abandoned Iraqi money to light their cigarettes as celebrations continued after coalition forces routed Iraqi troops and liberated Kuwait City,Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1991. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)

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Waving flags and portraits of their leader, exiled Kuwaitis jammed Cairo streets, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1991 in Cairo, Egypt with an impromptu parade to celebrate the liberation of their country. (AP Photo)

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Residents flee the village of Kalohorio in Greece near the northern Greek city of Salonica, during an oil tank explosion and fire in the area seen burning in the background, Feb. 28, 1986. (AP Photo)

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Democratic presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson gestures during a speech at Woodbury Junior High School in Salem, New Hampshire, Monday, Feb. 28, 1984. Jackson drew about 300 people for the speech. (AP Photo/Ted Gartland)

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Actress Elizabeth Taylor's celebrates her 50th birthday with an enormous cake at Legends, a London nightclub, Sunday, Feb. 28, 1982. At left is actor Richard Burton and at right is theatrical producer Zev Bufman, who hosted the party . (AP Photo)

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A Scandinavian Airlines jumbo jet lies in a 12 foot creek Wednesday after sliding off a wet runway at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, USA on Tuesday Feb. 28, 1984. The plane had flow in from Stockholm via Oslo and landed in drizzle and fog. 10 minor injuries were reported. (AP Photo/David Pickoff)

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Veteran actor Jimmy Stewart, who has appeared in nearly 80 films, poses with the Life Achievement Award presented him by the American Film Institute in Beverly Hills, California on Thursday, Feb. 28, 1980 at a gala party. The award honored Stewart as “one of the world’s most beloved actors, a man who had distinguished himself both on and off the screen. (AP Photo/McLendon)

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Trumpeter Clark Terry talks jazz with an attentive group of Trenton State College musicians on the southern New Jersey campus in New Jersey on Feb. 28, 1973. "I think the outlook for jazz can be very healthy with an audience like the kids I've been meeting," says Terry of his campus experience. (AP Photo/JTM)

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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 1975, file photo, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, left, plays basketball in with developmentally disabled children from the Margaret Chapman School in Hawthorne, N.Y. Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died early Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, surrounded by relatives at a Hyannis hospital. She was 88. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

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With smiles all around, U.S. President Richard Nixon says goodbye to China?s Premier Chou En-lai at Shanghai Airport, Monday, Feb. 28, 1972 before departing for Alaska, winding up his eight-day China visit. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President . Richard Nixon and wife Pat Nixon eating with chopsticks with Chou En-Lai at farewell dinner in Shanghai Feb. 28, 1972. (AP Photo)

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Using chopsticks with obvious success, U.S. President Richard Nixon eats at a Shanghai banquet, Sunday, Feb. 28, 1972. With him is China's Premier Chou En-lai. (AP Photo)

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U.S. HEAD OF STATE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES TRIPS ABROAD RETURN HOME HAND OVER HEART PLEDGE OF ALLIGIANCE

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President Richard Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon returned from China to Andrew's Air Force Base in Maryland on Feb. 28, 1972. (AP Photo)

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The seven defendants in the Chicago Conspiracy Trial hold a press conference in Chicago Saturday, Feb. 28, 1970 after the 7th Crcuit U.S. Court of Appeals grant their request for bail. Left to right, Lee Weiner, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, (behind Hoddman)Jerry Rubin and John Froiners. Dellinger holds his granddaughter, Michelle Burd. (AP Photo/JLP)

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American President Richard Nixon extends his arms and waves to the crowd on the Champs-Elysees Avenue, Paris, on Feb. 28, 1969, whilst standing on the roof of his car after it stopped briefly on the avenue. (AP Photo)

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Natchez police and agents from the FBI inspect a truck in Natchez, Mississippi, Feb. 28, 1967, which exploded from a bomb blast and killed Wharlest Jackson, ex-treasurer of the local NAACP (AP Photo)

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The U.S. marines helicopter, with President Dwight Eisenhower as a passenger, lands on parking strip at Llao Llao Hotel in Bariloche, Argentina, on Feb. 28, 1960 bringing Ike back from fishing trip. Mountains from backdrop for the resort community. (AP Photo)

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Brazilian soccer star Pele and his wife Rosemeri admire a baptismal font as they are lead through Salzburg Cathedral by Rev. Franz Simmerstaetter, the vicar-general, Feb. 28, 1966. Woman at left is an interpreter. The newlyweds came to this Mozart art city from Bavaria for a one-day stay. They are on their honeymoon. (AP Photo/Klaus Frings)

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Looking at a Clay olla, earthenware jar in the Mexican Pavilion at New York World's Fair on Feb. 28, 1965. Left to right: Marilyn Moreau age 18, Patricia Hooser age 19. Mona Hager age 19, and Dianne Freeman age 18. All four are from the Cameron Jr. College singers. (AP Photo)

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A happy band of American hockey players lets go a yell at the end of Olympic hockey game against Czechoslovakia in which the U.S. players captured a gold medal with a 9-4 victory, Feb. 28, 1960, Squaw Valley, Calif. The players are unidentified. (AP Photo)

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A napalm bomb bursts over an enemy supply building somewhere in Korea on Feb. 28, 1951. Bomb delivery was made with complements of crew of a B-26 of the U.S. Far East Air Force?s 452nd light bomb wing. (AP Photo)

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Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, April 19, 1993. Eighty-one Davidians, including leader David Koresh, perished as federal agents tried to drive them out of the compound. A few weeks earlier four agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were slain in a shootout at the site, and six cult members were found dead inside. Hearings into the raid and its aftermath are scheduled to open in the House of Representatives Wednesday, July 19, 1995. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)

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Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia surrounded by some of the hostesses as he stopped in to look the place (stage door canteen) on Feb. 28, 1942 behind him is Newbold Morris. The girls are all members of the Amer. Theater wing war service. (AP Photo/Mat Zimmermann)

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Cale Yarborough takes a victory slug from a magnum of champagne after winning the Daytona 500 auto race on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1977 in Daytona.(AP Photo)

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Rock and roll musician Chuck Berry, right, laughs with fellow guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones at New York's Studio 54, Wednesday night, Feb. 28, 1980. (AP Photo/Vann)

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Members of the delegation that traveled with President Richard Nixon to China pose for a picture with Chinese dignitaries on the last day of their visit, Feb. 28, 1972. Second from left at front row is National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger; front row center is Pres. Nixon; Premier Chou En Lai stands between Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)

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President Richard Nixon and first lady Pat Nixon wave their farewells to China as they board Air Force One at Shanghai Airport, Feb. 28, 1972, before they headed home from their three-city China visit. (AP Photo)

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Premier Chou En-lai bends over in the Chinese manner to eat with chopsticks as President Nixon watches at a banquet in Shanghai, February 28, 1972. (AP Photo/stf)

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Poorly dressed children play in the streets of Pimville, Soweto, on Feb. 28, 1969, a slum which is to be knocked down as fast as homes can be found in other townships for the families living there. (AP Photo)

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The Beatles pose together on Feb. 28, 1968 in an unknown location. From left are Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. (AP Photo)

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Crowds of relatives crowd round a released political prisoner, outside Ussher Fort Prison, Accra, Ghana, Feb. 28, 1966 when the political prisoners were released after Thursday's Feb 24, 1966 military coup in Ghana. (AP Photo/ Frank Tewksbury)

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From reception on the Nobel-Institution in Stockholm Dec. 9, 1962, for this years Nobel Prize winners. From left to right: Professor Maurice Wilkins, John Steinbeck, Dr. John Kendrew, Dr. Max Perutz, Dr. Francis Crick and Professor James Watson. (AP PHOTO)

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Actor Mike Lane, standing six feet 10 inches in his stocking feet, makes a perfect monster as he carries actress Nancy Knox down the stairs into Frankenstein?s dungeon, Feb. 28, 1958. They have featured parts in the upcoming Boris Karloff movie "Frankenstein 1970." (AP Photo/David F. Smith)

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Women prisoners released from the central prison in Nicosia, on Feb. 28, 1959, under Amnesty to political prisoners. (AP Photo/Pringle J.)

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Rock 'n' roll singer Jerry Lee Lewis, left, and his 14-year-old wife, Myra Lewis, pose with their firstborn son, Steve Allen Lewis in Ferriday Hospital, La., Feb. 28, 1959, Ferriday, La. The boy was born at 6: 33 a.m. on Friday. He weighs 7 pounds. The couple raced from nearby Baton Rouge where he was performing so the baby could be born in Mrs. Lewis' hometown. (AP Photo)

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Heinz Arntz, 51, of Dusseldorf, is seen being shaved at the piano after playing for 111 hours in a restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 28, 1951. Arntz, allowing himself one hour of rest per day, aims to establish a new world record in piano playing endurance by breaking his own record of 175 hours. He sips cup after cup of coffee and chain smokes cigarettes to keep himself awake. He will play almost any tune requested by spectators except "hot stuff" because, he says, it gets him too excited and he must save his energy. In background are prize ribbons won by him in other piano playing contests. His present endurance attempt is supervised by the International Artists' Federation. (AP Photo/Riethausen)

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Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling makes a statement during a news conference at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Building at 345 E. 46th St. in New York City on Jan. 13, 1958. Dr. Pauling held the conference after submitting to the United Nations a petition signed by 9,235 scientists asking international agreement to stop nuclear bomb tests. (AP Photo)

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Before going onstage in their act for soldiers, Norma Squires (left), and Marion Oliver, both of Hollywood, Cal., attend to their hairdos in Italy on Feb. 28, 1944. They are veteran USO troupe performers. Their show was given behind the front lines around Cassino. (AP Photo)

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The large number of Minnesota boys serving in the ground crew at a fighter plane base in England, Feb. 28, 1944, crew to such proportion that they have called themselves the Minnesota Air Force. Some of them are grounded under one of their planes, left to right, front row, are: Pfc. Kenneth Christopher, Minneapolis; T/Sergeant Clarence H. Koskela, Minneapolis; Sergeant Henry C. Louhela, Floodwood, Pfc. Carroll H. Burnevik, Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Donald O. Burnevik, South, Minneapolis; Sergeant Paul Janousek, Hutchinson; S/Sergeant Earl N. Sugars, Duluth; S/Sergeant Edward B. Fonnier, Shakopee. Back row, left to right are: T/Sergeant Osmo E. Tahja, Floodwood; Corporal Milton H. Franke, Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Ernest Magnuson, Sergeant Donald Detul, Excelsior; S/Sergeant Robert J. Fitzgerald, Duluth; S/Sergeant Rodolph V. Ellingsen, Minneapolis; Pfc. J.M. Anderson, So., Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Arthur A. Roloff, Winona; Sergeant Arthur F. Watson, Wilkinson; S/Sergeant Lloyd W. Johnson, Minneapolis. (AP Photo)

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Col. W.C. De Ware, USA, right, points out an interesting spot to British Major General J.S. Lethbridge (back seat of car), after they had made a trip over the completed portion of the Ledo Road, new supply route to China, in Assam, India on Feb. 28, 1944. Gen. Lethbridge heads the “Lethbridge Mission”, a survey of war theaters in the movement of equipment and personnel to the Asiatic battle areas after Germany is defeated. Driver of jeep is Cpl. Stanley Novak, Hudson, N.Y. (AP Photo)

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Jane Smith applies a lampblack preparation to the windows of her home in readiness for the scheduled March 7 blackout of Seattle, Wash., Feb. 28, 1941. The west coast city is the first in the United States to test blackout effectiveness. Ray Paulson, left, helps daub windows. (AP Photo)

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Canadian Heavyweight boxer Larry Gains is now in full training at Shoeburyness for his forthcoming fight with Len Harvey for the Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain, to take place at Harringay on March 16. Larry Gains taken at his training camp at Shoeburyness, England, on Feb. 28, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Eugene O’Neill and daughter Oona spending time at their winter at home at Spithead, England, Feb. 28, 1927, playwright with daughter. (AP Photo)

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A view of Oriental Cotton Spinning Company mill, in Osaka, Japan, one of the largest and most up-to-date in the country, is seen, Feb. 28, 1934. (AP Photo)

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