Today in History: March 12

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Beverly Hanson of Indio, Calif., defending champion of the Women's Titleholder tournament, hopes to repeat her win again as she points to her winning entry of 1958, in Augusta, Ga., March 12, 1959. (AP Photo)

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Anti-NATO protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Friday, March 12, 1999, on the day when Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic will officially join the alliance. According to recent polls, 15 percent of Poles are against joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Poland's major political parties from former communists on the left to right-wing Solidarity factions generally agree on Poland's foreign policy goals like NATO or European Union membership. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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As his mother watches him Frank Duncan closes his eyes as the District Attorney related details of the strangling of his wife Olga Kupczyk Duncan in court in Ventura, California on March 12, 1959. The mother, Elizabeth Ann Duncan is on trial accused of hiring two men to murder Olga. (AP Photo)

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), points to a chart during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 12, 1993 to discuss military base closings. Ten facilities in California are to be affected according to the list released by the Pentagon on Friday. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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An elderly resident of Gorazde looks at his destroyed buildings near the town center in Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, March 12, 1993. The Muslim enclave has been under siege by Bosnian Serb forces for 11 months, the only route in or out being a 12-hour-long at night march over snow-covered mountains through a narrow corridor past Serb positions. (AP Photo/Peter Northall)

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First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles as she is introduced during the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Conversations on Health at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., March 12, 1993. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Winnie Mandela leaves Rand Supreme Court March 12, 1991 during lunch time in Johannesburg.. Front and right of Winnie Mandela is Chris Hani, leader of the military wing of the ANC. (AP Photo)

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A surfer rides a wave past Fort Point beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, March 12, 1991. A weather front passed through the Bay area Tuesday and forecasters say three more are on the way near the end of the week. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Lyle, left, and Erik Menendez sit in Beverly Hills Municipal Court where their attorneys delayed making pleas on behalf of the brothers who are suspected in the murders of their millionaire parents, Jose and Mary Louise ?Kitty? Menendez, in Beverly Hills, Calif., last Aug., March 12, 1990. The arraignment for the brothers has been scheduled for March 26. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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First lady Barbara Bush, left, joins comedian Bill Cosby, center, to honor Dr. Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women, for her work in the black community at the New York Hilton, March 12, 1991. (AP Photo/Mario Cabrera)

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Former Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida is seen taking photos of the German national soccer team during training in Kempen, Germany, Monday March 12, 1990. Mrs. Lollobrigida has become a successful photographer and is working on behalf of a sports magazine. (AP Photo/Heinz Ducklau)

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A group of handicapped people gather outside of the Capitol building on Monday, March 12, 1990 in Washington to draw support for a key bill now pending in the House that would extend civil rights to disabled persons. The group of about 1,000 people walked or rode in wheechairs down Pennsylvania Avene from the White House to he Capitol. (AP Photo/Jeff Markowitz)

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Georgetown?s Alonzo Mourning holds the rim after scoring during first period at the Big East Championship final on Sunday, March 12, 1989 at New York?s Madison Square Garden. Mourning scored 21 points to help Georgetown win the championship over Syracuse with a victory of 88-79. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Actress Liza Minnelli blows out candles on her birthday cake during a surprise celebration of her 38th birthday, with the cast of her current show, "The Rink," at the Martin Beck Theater in New York, March 12, 1984. Behind her are co-star Chita Rivera and fashion designer Halston. (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye)

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A group of Camorrista Neapolitan Mafia are seen behind bars at the start of a massive trial in Naples, Italy, Monday, March 12, 1985. (AP Photo)

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Patricia Michelle Castaneda, a 41-year-old transsexual, has filed suit against the United States government for failure to grant an immigrant visa to her husband, Manuel, a Mexican alien in Chicago, March 12, 1984. They were married in 1982. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

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Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, left, draws a reaction from Boston Ballet artistic director Violette Verdy, right, as he arrives at Boston's Logan Airport, March 3, 1982 prior to beginning rehearsal for the ballet "Don Quixote," which he will perform in Boston beginning March 12. (AP Photo/Peter Southwick)

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Three-time champion Rick Swenson mushes his team through a desolate stretch of the Farewell Burn in the 10th annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome, in Anchorage, Alaska, March 12, 1982. As the race neared the end of its first week and the leaders approached the halfway mark, Swenson was considered a strong favorite to win for the second year in a row. No one else has won the 1,000-mile race more than once. Sometime in the middle of next week, the winner will claim the $24,000 first prize. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan gestures while talking with Rudolf Minas during Brigham Elementary School in Washington D.C., Monday, March 12, 1984. The White House school as one of their projects in its operation. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

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President Harry Truman arrives in his car for a rest in Miami, Fla., March 12, 1947. (AP Photo/Earl Shugars)

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Bobby Allison waits for owner Harry Ranier, left, and a crew member, right, during qualifying for Sunday's 500-mile race at Atlanta International Raceway at Hampton, Ga., March 12, 1981. They made no attempt to qualify as NASCAR ruled that the 3 1/2-inch "spoiler" foil visible at trunk opening was too big for his $90,000 Pontiac. He had to replace it with a 2-inch spoiler. The team has not decided whether or not to risk the smaller foil. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

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FILE - Last year’s winner and veteran dog musher Susan Butcher pulls into this checkpoint in the heat of the day in McGrath, Alaska, March 12, 1987. (AP Photo/Rob Stapleton, File)

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Abortion rights demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, March 12, 1993. The demonstration, sponsored by the National Organization for Women, was against anti-abortion violence and terrorism. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

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Republican presidential hopefuls, from left, Philip Crane, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, second from left, and Rep. John Anderson, right, appear with moderator Howard K. Smith, center, during the presidential forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Chicago, Ill., Thursday, March 12, 1980. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

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Japanese Buddhist priests walk barefoot over hot coal at the Yakuo-In temple at Mount Takao, a Tokyo suburb, March 12, 1979. Believers say the fire-walkers feel no pain and are not burned because they are free from earthly thoughts. The ceremony goes back to the year 744, but was opened to public view only in 1950. (AP Photo/Thugufumi Matsumoto)

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Japanese Buddhist Priests walk barefoot over hot coals at the Yakuo-in Temple at Mount Takao, a Tokyo suburb on Sunday, March 12, 1979. Believers say the fire-walkers feel no pain and are not burned because they are free from earthly thoughts. The ceremony goes back to the year 744, but was opened to public view only in 1950. (AP Photo/T. Matsumoto)

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Worker clerks wearing blue suits wait for customers at a shop specializing in different kinds of tea on Nanking Road in Shanghai, China, March 12, 1979. (AP Photo/Neal Ulevich)

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In 1936 the G.O.P. elephant didn’t perform half as well for Alfred M. Landon of Kansas as did lizzie, the circus elephant, when the former republican presidential nominee and Mrs. Landon visited the winter headquarters of the Ringling Brothers circus at Sarasota, Florida on March 12, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Nancy Reagan poses with some of the memorabilia in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on March 12, 1975, she and her husband, Ronald, collected during his eight years as governor of California. She says she has spent most of the time since he left office Jan. 6 unpacking and getting things settled. (AP Photo/George Brich)

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Russell Means, one of the AIM leaders in Wounded Knee, South Dakota on March 12, 1973, explains to followers what is expected of them now that they are a new sovereign nation. (AP Photo)

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson of PUSH confers with Gary, Indiana Mayor Richard Hatcher, right, in Gary, March 12, 1972. (AP Photo)

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Onlookers watch from jetty at enterence to Miami harbor as the 650-foot cruise, Mardi Gras, works to free herself from sandbar at high tide Sunday night, March 12, 1972. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the ship broke free at dark with the help of five tugboats and was free to resume her voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico, after remaining aground for 24 hours. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President George H. and Mrs. Barbara Bush return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, March 12, 1989 from their weekend at Camp David. Their dog Millie, left, is expecting to give birth to puppies within a week or so. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

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FILE - This Oct. 30, 1971 file photo shows the wooden boardwalk that connects Brighton Beach with Coney Island, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A hearing is taking place in New York City Monday, March 12, 2012 on a planned makeover for stretches of the aging, 2.7-mile boardwalk that would include replacing it with a combination of plastic and concrete. (AP Photo/George Ridgeway, File)

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An aerial view of grounds and buildings of Expo ‘70 which will open at Osaka, Japan on March 12, 1970. In foreground is the soviet pavilion with the hammer and sickle atop the building. (AP Photo)

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Police hold back crowds of frantic sobbing girls as Beatle Paul McCartney, 26, and bride Linda Eastman, 27, American photographer, battle to reach their car after a civil wedding ceremony at Marylebone Register Office in London, United Kingdom, on March 12, 1969. (AP Photo)

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The Apollo 13 rocket that will propel astronauts James A. Lorell Jr., Fred W Heise Jr., and Thomas K. Mattingly, toward their moon fight set for next March 12, arrived at launch pad 39 Monday, December 15, 1969 for final preparations before the launch. A pale half moon looks down on the rocket, upper right. (AP Photo/Jim Kerlin)

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Newlyweds Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman are surrounded by photographers as and police escort the couple to their car after they were married at the registry office in London, England, on March 12, 1969. (AP Photo)

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South Vietnamese soldiers sprint away from a large troop-carrying helicopter during an foray into an area south of the provincial capital of Ca Mau at the southern tip of South Vietnam, March 12, 1969. The men were taking part in a routine operation set up to ferret out signs of Viet Cong activity and to maintain the general security of Ca Mau. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Eugene McCarthy (D-Minn.), leans close to President Richard Nixon for some private words with the chief executive as they meet in the receiving line of a White House reception for members of Congress, March 12, 1969 in Washington. This was the second of three nights of parties for Congressmen. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Donn Clendenon, March 12, 1968. (AP Photo)

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Members of a civil rights group conduct demonstration in sympathy with demonstrators in Alabama, drawing attention by carrying a coffin in Chicago on March 12, 1965. Demonstration by Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee protests Alabama violence by marching along one main downtown business area streets. (AP Photo)

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Actor David McCallum, in an episode of "The Outer Limits," tries to escape the web of time in the form of clocks all wired to what is known in science fiction circles as the "space-time continuum," March 12, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Demonstrators carry signs outside the New York City Board of Education offices in Brooklyn, New York March 12, 1964. They were part of 3,000 white adults who demonstrated in protest against school integration by bus. Later part of the group marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall where a larger mass demonstration was staged. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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The Beatles, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, have their hair combed by stylists on the set of their first movie production, "A Hard Day's Night," at Twickenham Film Studios in Middlesex, outside London, England, on March 12, 1964. The hair stylists, who have parts in the film, are, from left, Patti Boyd, 19, Tina Williams, 17, Pru Bury, 22, and Susan Whitman, 17. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this March 12, 1939 file photo, Pope Pius XII is being borne on his portable throne, the Sedia gestatoria, on his way to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Watching Pope Francis in his first papal appearances, he too doesn't look the type to be carried on a portable throne. After all, he used to take the bus to work as a cardinal back in Buenos Aires, and he eschewed the chauffeur-driven Vatican limousine when he made his first outing, using a simple Vatican car. Change comes slowly, hesitantly and inconsistently at the Vatican. (AP Photo)

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Malcolm X holds a news conference in the Tapestry Suite of Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City on March 12, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Two U.S. servicemen stationed in South Korea in a Seoul hospital on March 12, 1962, they donate a rare type of blood to help a Korean Patient. Lauritz P. Miller of Van Nuys, Cal., left, and Spc. Donald W. Inskeep of Woodbridge, Va., responded to a U.S. army broadcast plea for donors of type B. Rh-Negative blood needed by song chung-soon, a 36-year-old Korean woman in a serious post-operative condition. Nine American soldiers volunteered within thirty minutes of the broadcast. (AP Photo)

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Actor Richard Burton kisses his wife Sybil as they sit in car, after leaving a night club in Rome, Italy on March 12, 1962. Newspapers have spread rumors of a romance between Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, unseen. (AP Photo/Croscenco)

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These four Florence State College students work as cowboys in rodeos as a hobby when their class works permits in Florence, Alabama March 12, 1962. Shown left to right are: Ronnie Thomas, 18, of Florence; Skip Drinkard, 20, Hartselle, Ala.; Jim Ferguson, 22, of Town Creek, Ala.; and Jim Ledbetter, 22, of Hartselle. (AP Photo)

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German actor Hardy Krueger gives a thumbs up as he was allowed to take the pilots seat of the plane coming from Tanganyika, Africa, were he was filming scenes for the movie "Hatari" with John Wayne and Els Martnelli, at stopover in Hamburg, West Germany, March 12, 1961. in West Berlin, Germany, July 12, 1961. (AP Photo/Hill)

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This hole 50 feet wide and 20 feet deep was made after an Air Force nuclear weapon accidentally fell from a B-47 and exploded in Florence, South Carolina, March 12, 1958. The home of Walter Gregg (background) was almost destroyed. Several members of his family were treated for injuries. (AP Photo)

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, with their daughters Princess Margaret Rose, right, and Princess Elizabeth, left, behind their mother, arriving at a native meeting at Umtata, capital of the Native Parliament, in South Africa, on March 12, 1947. Between five and six thousand natives arrived to see the royal party. (AP Photo/Worth)

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Even wearing dark glasses, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco are readily recognized and attract a large crowd while out shopping in Lausanne, Switzerland March 12, 1957. The Swiss holiday the Royal Pair is taking their first public outing since the birth of their daughter, Princess Caroline, last month. (AP Photo)

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With good reason to smile, actor-singer Jerry Lewis hugs a framed gold record of his song "Rockabye," in his dressing room on March 12, 1957 at the Palace Theater in New York. It was the one-millionth record of the song. The record was presented to Jerry by the recording company (Decca,) following its custom when a record reaches the 1,000,000 mark. What made the occasion very special is the fact that the record was part of Jerry's recording debut. It was taken from the recent album which marked his first effort. (AP Photo/Hans Von Nolde)

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Paul Anderson of Georgia, the strongest man in the world and the 1956 Olympic weightlifting champion, demonstrates how he can lift 30 persons in Los Angeles, Ca., on March 12, 1957. Standing atop a tower merry-go-round device, Anderson hoists the loaded apparatus several inches off the ground. He estimates the combined weight at 2,400 pounds. (AP Photo)

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The Rev. Billy Graham stands with his wife Ruth Graham as he waves from the liner Liberte in New York, before departing on a European preaching tour on March 12, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Red Sox slugger Ted Williams laughs from his bed at Sancta Maria hospital in Cambridge, Mass., March 12, 1954, where he is recuperating from an operation designed to speed mending of his broken left collarbone. Ted broke the bone in first minutes of spring training in Florida. A pin was inserted during operation to bring broken bones together. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin)

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Pvt. Dick L. Powell, of Findlay, Ohio, and his friend ?Fuzzy? share a meal near the front in 35th Reg, 25th Div area on March 12, 1951. 8-- Fuzzy looks on hungrily then 9 and 10 he digs in. (AP Photo/James Martenhoff)

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Coach Joe Axelson poses with his West Aurora high school cadgers who will compete in the annual state tourney in Champaign shown March 12, 1949. First string squad members are: Jerry Ellis (seated); standing, (left to right): Bob Carney, Axelson, Dan McClaskey, Frank Smith, John Biever, and Bob Strong. (AP Photo)

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Ralph Kirkpatrick, left, harpsichordist, and Alexander Schneider, violinist, center, a musical team, caught in the act as they critically listen to a playback of a test record, March 12, 1947. The harpsichord has rarely been put on records. At the right is Fred Plant with the couple in the control room at the Liederkranz Hall in New York City is the recording engineer, a key man in the making of records. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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B-29 Superfortresses of Brig. Gen. Roger M. Ramey’s 20th Bomber Command continues to wreak destruction on the important Japanese-hold stronghold of Singapore, March 12, 1945. Hundreds of bombs plaster the Empire Dock, virtually wiping out the latex installations, cold storage plant, tanks, warehouses, pipe system and other primary facilities within the area. Huge columns of black smoke, reaching 10,000 feet in the air, are rising from burning buildings and materials, while a column of white smoke represents an ineffectual effort on the part of the enemy to put up a smoke screen to hide the vital targets. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Harry S. Truman, standing at podium, addresses a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber in Washington, D.C., March 12, 1947. President Truman is urging aid for Greece and Turkey. Seated behind the president at left is Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, R-Mich., president pro-tem of the senate, and at right is House Speaker Joseph Martin, R-Massachusetts. Seated center foreground, from left, are, Fleet Adm. William D. Leahy, chief of staff; Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan; Adm. James Foskett, military and naval aides to the president, respectively. (AP Photo)

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The 400 ton refugee ship "Susannah" bound from Italy with 800 illegal immigrants on board, ran aground at Isdud near Gaza, Jerusalem, Palestine, March 12, 1947. Some of the illegal immigrants can be seen standing at the bow of the ship. The refugees were denied entry, were tras-shipped and sent to camps in Cyprus. (AP Photo/Green)

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When a navy hellcat was shot down during the attack on the Japanese base Truk, and came down in the harbor, a cruiser scout plane landed and rescued the pilot. The plane returned to its ship with the rescued pilot, Lt. George Blair, of Sewickley, Pa., (era cockpit) on March 12, 1944. In the front cockpit is Lt. Denver F. Baxter, of Summertown, Tenn., and on the wing waiting to catch the hook from the cruiser to hoist the plane aboard is Radioman Reuben F. Hickman, of Waverly, Tenn. (AP Photo)

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Rescue workers carry a wounded woman from one of many houses destroyed in Ilford, London, by a bomb dropped during a Nazi raid, March 12, 1943. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth)

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Celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin plays in this September 1944 photo, location unknown. Menuhin died of heart failure Friday, March 12, 1999, in a Berlin Hospital, his German concert promoter Jutta Adler said. Menuhin was 82. Born April 22, 1916, in New York of Russian Jewish parents, Menuhin astonished a San Francisco audience at the age of 7 with a debut violin performance that was by all accounts brilliant for a violinist at any age. (AP Photo)

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A camouflaged anti-aircraft gun is manned by U.S. sailors at an advanced base in the Pacific on March 12, 1942. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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American soldiers wave as they arrive at a transport docks in North Ireland, March 12, 1942, adding more U.S. troops to the many already based there. (AP Photo)

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Firemen from industrial centres where fire areas include docks and river risks which call for fighting fires in craft afloat and reinforcing shore appliances at fires on the banks, are receiving instruction at the river training school in London. Each course lasts a month. Firemen trainees at the London River training school receiving instruction in the working of rocket apparatus from a fire launch March 12, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A formation of RAF Short Stirling planes, Britain's first and largest four-engine bomber, wings along on March 12, 1942, over an unknown location during World War II. (AP Photo)

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An Australian artillery gun crew in action against the Japanese in Malaya on March 12, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Two of the Japanese tanks smashed and fired by Australian anti-tank gunners, among felled trees blockading a road in Malaya on March 12, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A workman taking a finished machine off the line with help of a crane March 12, 1941. In the background are machines on the line for the U.S, Army. (AP Photo)

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A British soldier examines a dismantled plane found by the British during their advance against Italians near Tobruk, Libya, March 12, 1941. The plane had been stripped of wings and motor and set up on drums for repair work. (AP Photo)

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Louis Armstrong wearing a Brooklyn College cheer sweater performed for celebrities, students and faculty on campus in New York on Wednesday, March 12, 1941. Brooklyn College honored him with the degree “Doctor of Swing." (AP Photo)

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Troops passing over one of the few bridges left intact by the Italians in Libya, March 12, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Famous English composer and conductor Benjamin Britten, let, and Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich take their bows at the Moscow Conservatory, on March 12, 1964, after Britten had conducted Rostropovich in the new symphony the British composer wrote for him. After prolonged clapping from the audience of 1,500, Britten conducted the last movement of the Symphony for Violin, Cello and Orchestra a second time. At the end members of the audience rushed up to present the composer and cellist with bunches of wood anemones and daffodils. (AP Photo)

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Among the prominent who attended the ceremony of investure of Archbishop Francis J. Spellman at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York March 12, 1940 was Archduke Otto, of Austria, claimant to the throne of Hungary, who is in America for the announced purpose of studying democracy in this country. Otto at left as he spoke with Dennis Cardinal Daugherty of Philadelphia, at the ceremony. (AP Photo)

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Amid all the splendour of roman ritual, Pope Pius XII was crowned on the open Loggia above St. Peter’s in Rome before some half million cheering people. The ceremony of the Coronation, the most solemn and longest of all functions of the church, has had no equal in the annals of the church for enthusiasm and multitudes, and for the number of Royal Princes present. Pope Pius XII giving a benediction as he was borne on his Sede Gestatoria, portable throne, on the way to the Coronation mass in St. Peter’s in Rome, on March 12, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Vigorously protesting Hitler’s armed swoop into Austria, these Bostonians set up a picket line in Boston on March 12, 1938 in front of the Hub City’s German consulate. They were led by the secretary of the Massachusetts Communist Party. Police, however, soon dispersed the shouting sign carriers. (AP Photo)

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Silent Austrian crowds, holding Nazi flags, watch German motorized police roll through the streets of Vienna, Austria, in April 1938. Adolf Hitler united Austria with Germany, March 12, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Italian leader Benito Mussolini arrived at Tobruk, Libya, for his visit to Italy's North African possessions. He was given a tumultuous reception by the crowds as he drove through the town with Marshal Balbo, the Governor of Libya. Benito Mussolini, standing in car, with Marshal Balbo, Governor of Libya, driving through cheering crowds on arrival at Tobruk, Libya, on March 12, 1937. (AP Photo)

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One of the decorated streets in Berlin, Germany, March 12, 1938, to celebrate the moving of German troops over the border into Austria. (AP Photo)

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A formation of German Police is seen entering the Austrian city of Imst on March 12, 1938, as Austria is incorporated into Germany as part of the Third Reich. (AP Photo)

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John Dillinger, center, is handcuffed and guarded in court as his trial date is set for March 12 at Crown Point, Ind., Feb. 9, 1934. Dillinger is charged with the killing a police officer in East Chicago, Indiana. (AP Photo)

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The foremost officer, saluting is Lieutenant General Shigeru Honjo commander in chief of the Japanese forces in Manchuria, acknowledging the salutes of a procession of Japanese residents of Mukden celebrating the Establishment of a new nominally Independent State of Manchuria, Mukden on March 12, 1932. (AP Photo)

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This general view of Black Canyon on the Colorado River, looking upstream toward the site of Hoover Dam, shows a temporary steel suspension bridge in the foreground and portals of the 56-inch diversion tunnel bores which will carry the river water while the dam is under construction, March 12, 1932. The dam will be in Black Canyon, despite the fact that it is generally known as the Boulder Canyon Project. (AP Photo)

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This photo was taken moments before U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his historic fireside chat to the American people on March 12, 1933. He spoke to the nation on radio from the White House in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt explained in simple language the measures he is taking to solidify the nation's shaky banking system. The speech had a resounding success: millions of Americans began making bank deposits once again. (AP Photo)

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General Miguel Valle, second from right, commander of the Revolutionary troops which defeated Federal soldiers in street battle through the border town, poses after installing rebel guard at the Mexican customs house in Juarez, Mexico, March 12, 1929. (AP Photo)

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Lou Gehrig, slugging Yankee first baseman, with his mother at the club's training quarters in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 12, 1931, where the star New York first sacker is getting into shape for the coming season. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this March 12, 1991 file photo, William Flynn, 17, testifies in Exeter, N.H., March 12, 1991 in the Pamela Smart murder conspiracy trial. Flynn was moved to a minimum-security prison this past week as part of a work-release program. At 15, he began a torrid affair with Pamela Smart, his teacher for a self-esteem course at his high school. Flynn was convicted of killing Gregg Smart in May 1990, a week before the couple’s wedding anniversary. Smart was also convicted and is serving a life sentence. Flynn was sentenced to 28 years in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba, is shown at dawn, March 12, 1940. (AP Photo)

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People shout slogans as they protest outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 12, 2011, to urge Arab foreign ministers meeting Saturday to approve a no-fly zone over Libya to protect the civilian population from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's fighter jets. The Arab League's member states are divided over how to deal with the Libyan crisis, signaling it would be a tough debate. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Beverly Hanson of Indio, Calif., defending champion of the Women's Titleholder tournament, hopes to repeat her win again as she points to her winning entry of 1958, in Augusta, Ga., March 12, 1959. (AP Photo)

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Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan federal court Thursday, March 12, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

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Anti-NATO protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Friday, March 12, 1999, on the day when Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic will officially join the alliance. According to recent polls, 15 percent of Poles are against joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Poland's major political parties from former communists on the left to right-wing Solidarity factions generally agree on Poland's foreign policy goals like NATO or European Union membership. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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As his mother watches him Frank Duncan closes his eyes as the District Attorney related details of the strangling of his wife Olga Kupczyk Duncan in court in Ventura, California on March 12, 1959. The mother, Elizabeth Ann Duncan is on trial accused of hiring two men to murder Olga. (AP Photo)

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An elderly resident of Gorazde looks at his destroyed buildings near the town center in Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, March 12, 1993. The Muslim enclave has been under siege by Bosnian Serb forces for 11 months, the only route in or out being a 12-hour-long at night march over snow-covered mountains through a narrow corridor past Serb positions. (AP Photo/Peter Northall)

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), points to a chart during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 12, 1993 to discuss military base closings. Ten facilities in California are to be affected according to the list released by the Pentagon on Friday. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles as she is introduced during the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Conversations on Health at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., March 12, 1993. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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A surfer rides a wave past Fort Point beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, March 12, 1991. A weather front passed through the Bay area Tuesday and forecasters say three more are on the way near the end of the week. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Winnie Mandela leaves Rand Supreme Court March 12, 1991 during lunch time in Johannesburg.. Front and right of Winnie Mandela is Chris Hani, leader of the military wing of the ANC. (AP Photo)

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Lyle, left, and Erik Menendez sit in Beverly Hills Municipal Court where their attorneys delayed making pleas on behalf of the brothers who are suspected in the murders of their millionaire parents, Jose and Mary Louise ?Kitty? Menendez, in Beverly Hills, Calif., last Aug., March 12, 1990. The arraignment for the brothers has been scheduled for March 26. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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First lady Barbara Bush, left, joins comedian Bill Cosby, center, to honor Dr. Dorothy Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women, for her work in the black community at the New York Hilton, March 12, 1991. (AP Photo/Mario Cabrera)

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Former Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida is seen taking photos of the German national soccer team during training in Kempen, Germany, Monday March 12, 1990. Mrs. Lollobrigida has become a successful photographer and is working on behalf of a sports magazine. (AP Photo/Heinz Ducklau)

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A group of handicapped people gather outside of the Capitol building on Monday, March 12, 1990 in Washington to draw support for a key bill now pending in the House that would extend civil rights to disabled persons. The group of about 1,000 people walked or rode in wheechairs down Pennsylvania Avene from the White House to he Capitol. (AP Photo/Jeff Markowitz)

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Georgetown?s Alonzo Mourning holds the rim after scoring during first period at the Big East Championship final on Sunday, March 12, 1989 at New York?s Madison Square Garden. Mourning scored 21 points to help Georgetown win the championship over Syracuse with a victory of 88-79. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Actress Liza Minnelli blows out candles on her birthday cake during a surprise celebration of her 38th birthday, with the cast of her current show, "The Rink," at the Martin Beck Theater in New York, March 12, 1984. Behind her are co-star Chita Rivera and fashion designer Halston. (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye)

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Patricia Michelle Castaneda, a 41-year-old transsexual, has filed suit against the United States government for failure to grant an immigrant visa to her husband, Manuel, a Mexican alien in Chicago, March 12, 1984. They were married in 1982. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

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A group of Camorrista Neapolitan Mafia are seen behind bars at the start of a massive trial in Naples, Italy, Monday, March 12, 1985. (AP Photo)

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Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, left, draws a reaction from Boston Ballet artistic director Violette Verdy, right, as he arrives at Boston's Logan Airport, March 3, 1982 prior to beginning rehearsal for the ballet "Don Quixote," which he will perform in Boston beginning March 12. (AP Photo/Peter Southwick)

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Three-time champion Rick Swenson mushes his team through a desolate stretch of the Farewell Burn in the 10th annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome, in Anchorage, Alaska, March 12, 1982. As the race neared the end of its first week and the leaders approached the halfway mark, Swenson was considered a strong favorite to win for the second year in a row. No one else has won the 1,000-mile race more than once. Sometime in the middle of next week, the winner will claim the $24,000 first prize. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Ronald Reagan gestures while talking with Rudolf Minas during Brigham Elementary School in Washington D.C., Monday, March 12, 1984. The White House school as one of their projects in its operation. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

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President Harry Truman arrives in his car for a rest in Miami, Fla., March 12, 1947. (AP Photo/Earl Shugars)

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Bobby Allison waits for owner Harry Ranier, left, and a crew member, right, during qualifying for Sunday's 500-mile race at Atlanta International Raceway at Hampton, Ga., March 12, 1981. They made no attempt to qualify as NASCAR ruled that the 3 1/2-inch "spoiler" foil visible at trunk opening was too big for his $90,000 Pontiac. He had to replace it with a 2-inch spoiler. The team has not decided whether or not to risk the smaller foil. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

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FILE - Last year’s winner and veteran dog musher Susan Butcher pulls into this checkpoint in the heat of the day in McGrath, Alaska, March 12, 1987. (AP Photo/Rob Stapleton, File)

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Abortion rights demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, March 12, 1993. The demonstration, sponsored by the National Organization for Women, was against anti-abortion violence and terrorism. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

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Republican presidential hopefuls, from left, Philip Crane, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, second from left, and Rep. John Anderson, right, appear with moderator Howard K. Smith, center, during the presidential forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Chicago, Ill., Thursday, March 12, 1980. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

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Japanese Buddhist priests walk barefoot over hot coal at the Yakuo-In temple at Mount Takao, a Tokyo suburb, March 12, 1979. Believers say the fire-walkers feel no pain and are not burned because they are free from earthly thoughts. The ceremony goes back to the year 744, but was opened to public view only in 1950. (AP Photo/Thugufumi Matsumoto)

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Japanese Buddhist Priests walk barefoot over hot coals at the Yakuo-in Temple at Mount Takao, a Tokyo suburb on Sunday, March 12, 1979. Believers say the fire-walkers feel no pain and are not burned because they are free from earthly thoughts. The ceremony goes back to the year 744, but was opened to public view only in 1950. (AP Photo/T. Matsumoto)

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Worker clerks wearing blue suits wait for customers at a shop specializing in different kinds of tea on Nanking Road in Shanghai, China, March 12, 1979. (AP Photo/Neal Ulevich)

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In 1936 the G.O.P. elephant didn’t perform half as well for Alfred M. Landon of Kansas as did lizzie, the circus elephant, when the former republican presidential nominee and Mrs. Landon visited the winter headquarters of the Ringling Brothers circus at Sarasota, Florida on March 12, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Nancy Reagan poses with some of the memorabilia in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on March 12, 1975, she and her husband, Ronald, collected during his eight years as governor of California. She says she has spent most of the time since he left office Jan. 6 unpacking and getting things settled. (AP Photo/George Brich)

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson of PUSH confers with Gary, Indiana Mayor Richard Hatcher, right, in Gary, March 12, 1972. (AP Photo)

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Russell Means, one of the AIM leaders in Wounded Knee, South Dakota on March 12, 1973, explains to followers what is expected of them now that they are a new sovereign nation. (AP Photo)

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Onlookers watch from jetty at enterence to Miami harbor as the 650-foot cruise, Mardi Gras, works to free herself from sandbar at high tide Sunday night, March 12, 1972. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the ship broke free at dark with the help of five tugboats and was free to resume her voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico, after remaining aground for 24 hours. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President George H. and Mrs. Barbara Bush return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, March 12, 1989 from their weekend at Camp David. Their dog Millie, left, is expecting to give birth to puppies within a week or so. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

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An aerial view of grounds and buildings of Expo ‘70 which will open at Osaka, Japan on March 12, 1970. In foreground is the soviet pavilion with the hammer and sickle atop the building. (AP Photo)

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FILE - This Oct. 30, 1971 file photo shows the wooden boardwalk that connects Brighton Beach with Coney Island, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A hearing is taking place in New York City Monday, March 12, 2012 on a planned makeover for stretches of the aging, 2.7-mile boardwalk that would include replacing it with a combination of plastic and concrete. (AP Photo/George Ridgeway, File)

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Police hold back crowds of frantic sobbing girls as Beatle Paul McCartney, 26, and bride Linda Eastman, 27, American photographer, battle to reach their car after a civil wedding ceremony at Marylebone Register Office in London, United Kingdom, on March 12, 1969. (AP Photo)

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Newlyweds Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman are surrounded by photographers as and police escort the couple to their car after they were married at the registry office in London, England, on March 12, 1969. (AP Photo)

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The Apollo 13 rocket that will propel astronauts James A. Lorell Jr., Fred W Heise Jr., and Thomas K. Mattingly, toward their moon fight set for next March 12, arrived at launch pad 39 Monday, December 15, 1969 for final preparations before the launch. A pale half moon looks down on the rocket, upper right. (AP Photo/Jim Kerlin)

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South Vietnamese soldiers sprint away from a large troop-carrying helicopter during an foray into an area south of the provincial capital of Ca Mau at the southern tip of South Vietnam, March 12, 1969. The men were taking part in a routine operation set up to ferret out signs of Viet Cong activity and to maintain the general security of Ca Mau. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Eugene McCarthy (D-Minn.), leans close to President Richard Nixon for some private words with the chief executive as they meet in the receiving line of a White House reception for members of Congress, March 12, 1969 in Washington. This was the second of three nights of parties for Congressmen. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Donn Clendenon, March 12, 1968. (AP Photo)

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Members of a civil rights group conduct demonstration in sympathy with demonstrators in Alabama, drawing attention by carrying a coffin in Chicago on March 12, 1965. Demonstration by Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee protests Alabama violence by marching along one main downtown business area streets. (AP Photo)

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Demonstrators carry signs outside the New York City Board of Education offices in Brooklyn, New York March 12, 1964. They were part of 3,000 white adults who demonstrated in protest against school integration by bus. Later part of the group marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall where a larger mass demonstration was staged. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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Actor David McCallum, in an episode of "The Outer Limits," tries to escape the web of time in the form of clocks all wired to what is known in science fiction circles as the "space-time continuum," March 12, 1964. (AP Photo)

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The Beatles, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, have their hair combed by stylists on the set of their first movie production, "A Hard Day's Night," at Twickenham Film Studios in Middlesex, outside London, England, on March 12, 1964. The hair stylists, who have parts in the film, are, from left, Patti Boyd, 19, Tina Williams, 17, Pru Bury, 22, and Susan Whitman, 17. (AP Photo)

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Malcolm X holds a news conference in the Tapestry Suite of Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City on March 12, 1964. (AP Photo)

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Two U.S. servicemen stationed in South Korea in a Seoul hospital on March 12, 1962, they donate a rare type of blood to help a Korean Patient. Lauritz P. Miller of Van Nuys, Cal., left, and Spc. Donald W. Inskeep of Woodbridge, Va., responded to a U.S. army broadcast plea for donors of type B. Rh-Negative blood needed by song chung-soon, a 36-year-old Korean woman in a serious post-operative condition. Nine American soldiers volunteered within thirty minutes of the broadcast. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this March 12, 1939 file photo, Pope Pius XII is being borne on his portable throne, the Sedia gestatoria, on his way to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Watching Pope Francis in his first papal appearances, he too doesn't look the type to be carried on a portable throne. After all, he used to take the bus to work as a cardinal back in Buenos Aires, and he eschewed the chauffeur-driven Vatican limousine when he made his first outing, using a simple Vatican car. Change comes slowly, hesitantly and inconsistently at the Vatican. (AP Photo)

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Actor Richard Burton kisses his wife Sybil as they sit in car, after leaving a night club in Rome, Italy on March 12, 1962. Newspapers have spread rumors of a romance between Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, unseen. (AP Photo/Croscenco)

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These four Florence State College students work as cowboys in rodeos as a hobby when their class works permits in Florence, Alabama March 12, 1962. Shown left to right are: Ronnie Thomas, 18, of Florence; Skip Drinkard, 20, Hartselle, Ala.; Jim Ferguson, 22, of Town Creek, Ala.; and Jim Ledbetter, 22, of Hartselle. (AP Photo)

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This hole 50 feet wide and 20 feet deep was made after an Air Force nuclear weapon accidentally fell from a B-47 and exploded in Florence, South Carolina, March 12, 1958. The home of Walter Gregg (background) was almost destroyed. Several members of his family were treated for injuries. (AP Photo)

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German actor Hardy Krueger gives a thumbs up as he was allowed to take the pilots seat of the plane coming from Tanganyika, Africa, were he was filming scenes for the movie "Hatari" with John Wayne and Els Martnelli, at stopover in Hamburg, West Germany, March 12, 1961. in West Berlin, Germany, July 12, 1961. (AP Photo/Hill)

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, with their daughters Princess Margaret Rose, right, and Princess Elizabeth, left, behind their mother, arriving at a native meeting at Umtata, capital of the Native Parliament, in South Africa, on March 12, 1947. Between five and six thousand natives arrived to see the royal party. (AP Photo/Worth)

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Even wearing dark glasses, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco are readily recognized and attract a large crowd while out shopping in Lausanne, Switzerland March 12, 1957. The Swiss holiday the Royal Pair is taking their first public outing since the birth of their daughter, Princess Caroline, last month. (AP Photo)

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With good reason to smile, actor-singer Jerry Lewis hugs a framed gold record of his song "Rockabye," in his dressing room on March 12, 1957 at the Palace Theater in New York. It was the one-millionth record of the song. The record was presented to Jerry by the recording company (Decca,) following its custom when a record reaches the 1,000,000 mark. What made the occasion very special is the fact that the record was part of Jerry's recording debut. It was taken from the recent album which marked his first effort. (AP Photo/Hans Von Nolde)

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Paul Anderson of Georgia, the strongest man in the world and the 1956 Olympic weightlifting champion, demonstrates how he can lift 30 persons in Los Angeles, Ca., on March 12, 1957. Standing atop a tower merry-go-round device, Anderson hoists the loaded apparatus several inches off the ground. He estimates the combined weight at 2,400 pounds. (AP Photo)

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The Rev. Billy Graham stands with his wife Ruth Graham as he waves from the liner Liberte in New York, before departing on a European preaching tour on March 12, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Red Sox slugger Ted Williams laughs from his bed at Sancta Maria hospital in Cambridge, Mass., March 12, 1954, where he is recuperating from an operation designed to speed mending of his broken left collarbone. Ted broke the bone in first minutes of spring training in Florida. A pin was inserted during operation to bring broken bones together. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin)

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Pvt. Dick L. Powell, of Findlay, Ohio, and his friend ?Fuzzy? share a meal near the front in 35th Reg, 25th Div area on March 12, 1951. 8-- Fuzzy looks on hungrily then 9 and 10 he digs in. (AP Photo/James Martenhoff)

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Coach Joe Axelson poses with his West Aurora high school cadgers who will compete in the annual state tourney in Champaign shown March 12, 1949. First string squad members are: Jerry Ellis (seated); standing, (left to right): Bob Carney, Axelson, Dan McClaskey, Frank Smith, John Biever, and Bob Strong. (AP Photo)

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B-29 Superfortresses of Brig. Gen. Roger M. Ramey’s 20th Bomber Command continues to wreak destruction on the important Japanese-hold stronghold of Singapore, March 12, 1945. Hundreds of bombs plaster the Empire Dock, virtually wiping out the latex installations, cold storage plant, tanks, warehouses, pipe system and other primary facilities within the area. Huge columns of black smoke, reaching 10,000 feet in the air, are rising from burning buildings and materials, while a column of white smoke represents an ineffectual effort on the part of the enemy to put up a smoke screen to hide the vital targets. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Harry S. Truman, standing at podium, addresses a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber in Washington, D.C., March 12, 1947. President Truman is urging aid for Greece and Turkey. Seated behind the president at left is Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, R-Mich., president pro-tem of the senate, and at right is House Speaker Joseph Martin, R-Massachusetts. Seated center foreground, from left, are, Fleet Adm. William D. Leahy, chief of staff; Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan; Adm. James Foskett, military and naval aides to the president, respectively. (AP Photo)

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Ralph Kirkpatrick, left, harpsichordist, and Alexander Schneider, violinist, center, a musical team, caught in the act as they critically listen to a playback of a test record, March 12, 1947. The harpsichord has rarely been put on records. At the right is Fred Plant with the couple in the control room at the Liederkranz Hall in New York City is the recording engineer, a key man in the making of records. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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The 400 ton refugee ship "Susannah" bound from Italy with 800 illegal immigrants on board, ran aground at Isdud near Gaza, Jerusalem, Palestine, March 12, 1947. Some of the illegal immigrants can be seen standing at the bow of the ship. The refugees were denied entry, were tras-shipped and sent to camps in Cyprus. (AP Photo/Green)

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When a navy hellcat was shot down during the attack on the Japanese base Truk, and came down in the harbor, a cruiser scout plane landed and rescued the pilot. The plane returned to its ship with the rescued pilot, Lt. George Blair, of Sewickley, Pa., (era cockpit) on March 12, 1944. In the front cockpit is Lt. Denver F. Baxter, of Summertown, Tenn., and on the wing waiting to catch the hook from the cruiser to hoist the plane aboard is Radioman Reuben F. Hickman, of Waverly, Tenn. (AP Photo)

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Celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin plays in this September 1944 photo, location unknown. Menuhin died of heart failure Friday, March 12, 1999, in a Berlin Hospital, his German concert promoter Jutta Adler said. Menuhin was 82. Born April 22, 1916, in New York of Russian Jewish parents, Menuhin astonished a San Francisco audience at the age of 7 with a debut violin performance that was by all accounts brilliant for a violinist at any age. (AP Photo)

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A camouflaged anti-aircraft gun is manned by U.S. sailors at an advanced base in the Pacific on March 12, 1942. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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American soldiers wave as they arrive at a transport docks in North Ireland, March 12, 1942, adding more U.S. troops to the many already based there. (AP Photo)

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Rescue workers carry a wounded woman from one of many houses destroyed in Ilford, London, by a bomb dropped during a Nazi raid, March 12, 1943. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth)

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Firemen from industrial centres where fire areas include docks and river risks which call for fighting fires in craft afloat and reinforcing shore appliances at fires on the banks, are receiving instruction at the river training school in London. Each course lasts a month. Firemen trainees at the London River training school receiving instruction in the working of rocket apparatus from a fire launch March 12, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A formation of RAF Short Stirling planes, Britain's first and largest four-engine bomber, wings along on March 12, 1942, over an unknown location during World War II. (AP Photo)

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An Australian artillery gun crew in action against the Japanese in Malaya on March 12, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Two of the Japanese tanks smashed and fired by Australian anti-tank gunners, among felled trees blockading a road in Malaya on March 12, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A workman taking a finished machine off the line with help of a crane March 12, 1941. In the background are machines on the line for the U.S, Army. (AP Photo)

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A British soldier examines a dismantled plane found by the British during their advance against Italians near Tobruk, Libya, March 12, 1941. The plane had been stripped of wings and motor and set up on drums for repair work. (AP Photo)

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Louis Armstrong wearing a Brooklyn College cheer sweater performed for celebrities, students and faculty on campus in New York on Wednesday, March 12, 1941. Brooklyn College honored him with the degree “Doctor of Swing." (AP Photo)

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Troops passing over one of the few bridges left intact by the Italians in Libya, March 12, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Among the prominent who attended the ceremony of investure of Archbishop Francis J. Spellman at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York March 12, 1940 was Archduke Otto, of Austria, claimant to the throne of Hungary, who is in America for the announced purpose of studying democracy in this country. Otto at left as he spoke with Dennis Cardinal Daugherty of Philadelphia, at the ceremony. (AP Photo)

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Famous English composer and conductor Benjamin Britten, let, and Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich take their bows at the Moscow Conservatory, on March 12, 1964, after Britten had conducted Rostropovich in the new symphony the British composer wrote for him. After prolonged clapping from the audience of 1,500, Britten conducted the last movement of the Symphony for Violin, Cello and Orchestra a second time. At the end members of the audience rushed up to present the composer and cellist with bunches of wood anemones and daffodils. (AP Photo)

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Amid all the splendour of roman ritual, Pope Pius XII was crowned on the open Loggia above St. Peter’s in Rome before some half million cheering people. The ceremony of the Coronation, the most solemn and longest of all functions of the church, has had no equal in the annals of the church for enthusiasm and multitudes, and for the number of Royal Princes present. Pope Pius XII giving a benediction as he was borne on his Sede Gestatoria, portable throne, on the way to the Coronation mass in St. Peter’s in Rome, on March 12, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Vigorously protesting Hitler’s armed swoop into Austria, these Bostonians set up a picket line in Boston on March 12, 1938 in front of the Hub City’s German consulate. They were led by the secretary of the Massachusetts Communist Party. Police, however, soon dispersed the shouting sign carriers. (AP Photo)

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Silent Austrian crowds, holding Nazi flags, watch German motorized police roll through the streets of Vienna, Austria, in April 1938. Adolf Hitler united Austria with Germany, March 12, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Italian leader Benito Mussolini arrived at Tobruk, Libya, for his visit to Italy's North African possessions. He was given a tumultuous reception by the crowds as he drove through the town with Marshal Balbo, the Governor of Libya. Benito Mussolini, standing in car, with Marshal Balbo, Governor of Libya, driving through cheering crowds on arrival at Tobruk, Libya, on March 12, 1937. (AP Photo)

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One of the decorated streets in Berlin, Germany, March 12, 1938, to celebrate the moving of German troops over the border into Austria. (AP Photo)

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A formation of German Police is seen entering the Austrian city of Imst on March 12, 1938, as Austria is incorporated into Germany as part of the Third Reich. (AP Photo)

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John Dillinger, center, is handcuffed and guarded in court as his trial date is set for March 12 at Crown Point, Ind., Feb. 9, 1934. Dillinger is charged with the killing a police officer in East Chicago, Indiana. (AP Photo)

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This general view of Black Canyon on the Colorado River, looking upstream toward the site of Hoover Dam, shows a temporary steel suspension bridge in the foreground and portals of the 56-inch diversion tunnel bores which will carry the river water while the dam is under construction, March 12, 1932. The dam will be in Black Canyon, despite the fact that it is generally known as the Boulder Canyon Project. (AP Photo)

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The foremost officer, saluting is Lieutenant General Shigeru Honjo commander in chief of the Japanese forces in Manchuria, acknowledging the salutes of a procession of Japanese residents of Mukden celebrating the Establishment of a new nominally Independent State of Manchuria, Mukden on March 12, 1932. (AP Photo)

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This photo was taken moments before U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his historic fireside chat to the American people on March 12, 1933. He spoke to the nation on radio from the White House in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt explained in simple language the measures he is taking to solidify the nation's shaky banking system. The speech had a resounding success: millions of Americans began making bank deposits once again. (AP Photo)

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Lou Gehrig, slugging Yankee first baseman, with his mother at the club's training quarters in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 12, 1931, where the star New York first sacker is getting into shape for the coming season. (AP Photo)

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General Miguel Valle, second from right, commander of the Revolutionary troops which defeated Federal soldiers in street battle through the border town, poses after installing rebel guard at the Mexican customs house in Juarez, Mexico, March 12, 1929. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this March 12, 1991 file photo, William Flynn, 17, testifies in Exeter, N.H., March 12, 1991 in the Pamela Smart murder conspiracy trial. Flynn was moved to a minimum-security prison this past week as part of a work-release program. At 15, he began a torrid affair with Pamela Smart, his teacher for a self-esteem course at his high school. Flynn was convicted of killing Gregg Smart in May 1990, a week before the couple’s wedding anniversary. Smart was also convicted and is serving a life sentence. Flynn was sentenced to 28 years in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Morro Castle in Havana, Cuba, is shown at dawn, March 12, 1940. (AP Photo)

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People shout slogans as they protest outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 12, 2011, to urge Arab foreign ministers meeting Saturday to approve a no-fly zone over Libya to protect the civilian population from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's fighter jets. The Arab League's member states are divided over how to deal with the Libyan crisis, signaling it would be a tough debate. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan federal court Thursday, March 12, 2009, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

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