Today in History: March 16

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Kurds block the highway A3 near the German-Dutch border near Emmerich Elten Saturday March 16, 1996. Some 1,300 demonstrators were arrested by police in Dortmund because the protest was not allowed. Other Kurdish protester groups blocked railroads and the highway near the Dutch border to demonstrate against Turkish policy and for freedom of their people. (AP Photo/Karl Muster)

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Muslim refugees from the area of Zvornik cry during a minute of silence held as part of a peaceful demonstration of about 4,000 people in Tuzla Saturday, March 16, 1996. The refugees demanded that they get the right to return to their homes. Zvornik came under Serb control in 1992, most of the Muslims left the city at that time. (AP Photo/ Amel Emric)

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Plaintiffs challenging the Defense Department?s ?don?t ask, don?t tell? policy, leave Federal Court in the Brooklyn borough following closing arguments in the case, Thursday, March 16, 1995, New York. The military?s ?don?t ask, don?t tell? policy for homosexuals is based on the assumption that heterosexuals would have an ?adverse reaction? to knowing who was who, a lawyer for gay and lesbian service members said. From left are: Lamda Legal Defense and Education Fund attorney Beatrice Dohrn; Army Reserve Sgt. Stephen Spencer; Navy Seaman Werner Zehr; Army Reserve Capt. Keneth Osborn and Navy Cmdr. Richard Von Wohld. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)

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Referee Mills Lane, left, and boxing promoter Don King, right, raise the arms of Mike Tyson after Tyson captured the WBC heavyweight championship by scoring a TKO in the third round against Frank Bruno Saturday night, March 16, 1996, at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

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Image shows release of 32 U.S. POW's (27 military and 5 civilians) held by the Viet Cong and released at Hanoi's Gia Lam Airfield, March 16, 1973. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

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Elizabeth Taylor announces at a news conference on Thursday, March 16, 1993 in New York, that she will co-sponsor a benefit performance with Cirque du Soleil on August 1 in Chicago. All proceeds will go to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Cirque du Soleil is a troup of international avant-garde acrobats. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda)

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Members of the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization speak at a news conference saying the group will march up not down Fifth Ave on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 16, 1993, New York. Speaking for the organization are, from left to right, Ann Maguire, Paul O’Dwyer and Marie Honnan. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, sponsors of the March 17 parade since 1853, have refused to let the homosexual group join their parade. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Los Angeles police Lieutenant Patrick Conmay testifies at the East County court house in Simi Valley, California, Monday, March 16, 1992 in the trial of four Los Angeles police officers charged in the assault on motorist Rodney King. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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New York Post editor Pete Hamill, left, fired briefly over the weekend, returns to the beleaguered tabloid's newsroom to "get out the paper," March 16, 1993. With him, in front of a copy of a front page of Monday's edition which was never published, is ousted Peter Faris, right, former senior vice president of the paper which is struggling for survival under owner Abe Hirschfeld, who was attacked by his own staff in 16 pages of bitter articles in Tuesday's edition. (AP Photo/Betsy Herzog)

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Math teacher Jaime Escalante talks with students in his calculus class at Garfield High School in Los Angeles, Cailf, March 16, 1988. Escalante is the teacher on which the movie "Stand and Deliver" is based. (AP Photo)

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President Ronald Reagan, right, and First Lady Nancy Reagan, center, walk with their dog Rex on the South Lawn of the White House after they returned by helicopter from Camp David, Md. where the first family has spent the weekend, March 16, 1986, Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

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A fire burns on the roof of the Salmiah police station, Sunday, March 16, 1991 in Kuwait City as smoke rises from the area where an arms cache accidentally exploded, raining hot metal shrapnel on the neighborhood for more than an hour. No one was seriously hurt in the explosion which caused extensive damage. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)

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Terry Anderson, 37, the AP's chief correspondent whose picture was released in Beirut, May 16, 1985, and who is among another five foreigners kidnapped in Lebanon by the Islamic Jihad group of Muslim fundamentalist. Anderson was kidnapped March 16, 1985 in West Beirut. (AP Photo)

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Abdel Haleem Tolba, left, and one of his sons catch a snake in Egypt, March 16, 1982. (AP Photo)

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The Clay County Savings Association building in Liberty, Mo., site of the first daylight bank robbery in history, is now a museum, shown March 16, 1982. The Jesse James gang staged the daring robbery on Feb. 13, 1866, getting away with $60,000. (AP Photo/Pete Leabo)

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A Lebanese woman stands in the middle of her rubbled house Thursday, March 16, 1978. The destruction was caused by Israeli air strikes over Lebanon on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

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British singer Tom Jones shakes hands with audience members as he performs at the Palais des Congress in Paris, France, on March 16, 1976. (AP Photo/Eustache Cardenas)

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Former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter appears wearing his own campaign button and "England Get Out Of Ireland" button, in New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade, Wednesday, March 17, 1976. Carter won the Illinois presidential primary Tuesday night, March 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Women activists rediculing themselves with costumes protest against Paragraph 218, in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, March 16, 1974. The Paragraph 218 sees abortion as a criminal act by West German law. Women all over Germany protest against this regulation. Banner reads: "So haetten sie uns gerne: Aerzte, Kirche, Parteien und Maenner." - translates to: That's how they would like us to be: Doctors, church, political parties and men. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf)

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A Cambodian soldier takes cover behind a bunker as smoke billows from site where ammunition dump exploded in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on March 16, 1972. Thousands of tons of ammunition were reported to have been detonated in the blast. (AP Photo)

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Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron (44) stretches on the field with teammate Davey Johnson (6) at the team's spring training camp in West Palm Beach, Fla, March 16, 1974. Aaron and Johnson both reached the 40 home run mark at the end of the 1973 baseball season. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali and his opponent Mac Foster refused to shake hands on March 16, 1972 after signing a contract to fight in Tokyo. The heavyweight bout is set for April 1. (AP Photo)

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Lt. William S. Calley, shown with newsmen at Ft. Benning, Ga., Nov. 21, 1969, where he was charged with premeditated murder of approximately 100 Vietnamese civilians. (AP Photo)

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Native American leader Bob Satiacum of Tacoma, Washington presents a colorful protest appearance at a Native American demonstration at the federal courthouse in Seattle, Washington on March 16, 1970. Native Americans marched to back up demands that they be given Ft. Lawton in Seattle for a cultural and educational center. Native American at left took part in the demonstrations at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet)

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U.S. President Richard Nixon in his White House office, Washington on Thursday, March 16, 1972, after delivering a television address. Nixon called for a moratorium on new school busing and said he has decided against backing a constitutional amendment to ban busing. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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Sen. Robert Kennedy told reporters in Washington on March 16, 1968, that he is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. He entered competition for convention votes with the assertion that the country is on a “perilous course". (AP Photo)

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Giant-sized effigies of President Gamel Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic, left, and King Hussein of Jordan are seen being hauled through the decorated streets of Tel Aviv, Israel on March 16, 1968, during the carnival parade at Purim, the feast of Esther. (AP Photo)

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Students in rome swing clubs during melee, March 16, 1968, battle erupted when rightist students tried to break up demonstration by left-wing students at the University of Rome. The left-wing group was preparing for march on downtown Rome as part of its National day of protest against University Methods. (AP-PHOTO)

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Rutgers 6-6 center Bob Greacen (24) leaps high through a couple of Southern Illinois players to pull down ball from background in first period action of National Invitation Tournament (NIT) semi-finals at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 16, 1967. That’s Dick Garrett (23) of Southern Illinois under basket with teammate Clarence Smith (31) behind Greacen. Other Rutgers player is Bob Lloyd (14). The NIT finals are to be held March 18. (AP Photo)

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Sally Field is seen as the 90-pound nun Sister Bertrille in the television sitcom "The Flying Nun," March 16, 1967. (AP Photo)

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Suited up and stowed in the Gemini 8 spacecraft atop the booster, Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott readied for blastoff, at Cape Kennedy, Florida, March 16, 1966. (AP Photo)

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Astronauts David R. Scott, pilot, left, and Neil A. Armstrong, command pilot, sit in their Gemini 8 spacecraft after their emergency landing at 10:23 p.m. in the western Pacific Ocean, March 16, 1966. Navy divers, who jumped into the ocean to attach flotation collar under the spacecraft, stand outside the capsule awaiting the destroyer USS Mason. The scheduled three-day mission was terminated following complications. The mission objective of rendezvous and dock with the Gemini Agena target vehicle (GATV) was accomplished. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Blast off of spacecraft with astronauts David Scott and Neil Armstrong aboard, Cape Kennedy, Fla. on March 16, 1966 for Project Gemini VIII. Armstrong and Scott almost lost their lives during a rendezvous with an unmanned Agena rocket during the flight of Gemini VIII on March 1966, when both crafts began tumbling uncontrollably. (AP Photo)

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Greek Cypriot Guards relax in Sandbag-Barriers on March 16, 1964 in Nicosia as life appears to become normal again. (AP Photo/Bordini)

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The body of one of three women who were found beaten to death in Starved Rock State Park in a cave is brought down the St. Louis Canyon trail near Ottawa, Ill., March 16, 1960. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)

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U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy is greeted by children throwing flower petals upon her arrival at the airport in Udaipur, India on March 16, 1962. On Kennedy's left is her host, the Maharana of Udaipur. (AP Photo)

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Associated Press writer Marvin Arrowsmith and UPI Newsman Merriman Smith accompany President Kennedy back and forth from house to office on March 16, 1961 in Washington; talk with him at office. (AP Photo/Harry Burroughs)

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Victor Cobb (right), the manager of a dining room in Atlanta's Trailways Bus Terminal, asks African American sit down demonstrators to leave his lunch counter on March 16, 1960. The demonstrators stared at him in silence and refused to leave and were then arrested by the officer behind. (AP Photo)

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Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro (seated above numbers 732) rides in public bus from presidential Palace to the University of Havana stadium for the second half of a two part address, March 16, 1959. Castro first addressed crowd in front of the palace, later continued his speech at the stadium. The occasion was the second anniversary of the March 13, 1957 invasion of the palace by university students in attempt to assassinate then President Fulgencio Batista. Twenty-seven students were killed during the attack on the palace. (AP Photo)

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President Dwight Eisenhower as he gave his television-radio report to the people March 16, 1959 on the Berlin crisis. He rests his glasses on the desk as he waits to start the speech in Washington. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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A speaker looks down into a sea of Moslem faces as he addresses demonstrators on Bahrain, an oil-rich Island near the coast of Saudi-Arabia on March 21, 1956. Five days of unrest, strikes and demonstrations ended on March 16, when the ruler of Bahrain, Sheikh Sir Salman Ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, announced that committees will be set up to consider grievances. The unrest appeared to have been aimed at demand for greater power for the masses and at the influence of the Sheikh’s British adviser, Sir Charles Belgrave. (AP Photo)

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Group of young Cypriot men suspected of taking part in anti-British guerrilla activities stand in British army truck on Wednesday, March 16, 1956 in Nicosia after being rounded up by troops and police. This group was taken in for questioning in the shooting of a British policeman. (AP Photo)

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A test tube of the radioactive ashes retrieved from the deck of the Japanese ship is placed near a Geiger counter on March 16, 1954. (AP Photo)

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French paratrooper reinforcements descend on Dien Bien Phu, a besieged Indochina fortress, on March 16, 1954 during the Indochina War. Communist-led Viet Minh forces are staging an all-out assault on the hard-pressed French Union defenders. The lengthy siege and heavy casualties require a constant stream of men and supplies by air. (AP Photo)

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A jeep approaches the Capitol building in Seoul, South Korea, March 16, 1951. (AP Photo/James Martenhoff)

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Jean-Jacques Levy, center, Associated Press staff photographer from the Paris bureau on temporary assignment, March 16, 1951 in Indochina, gets a ride up the Red river on a motor boat flying the French and Vietnamese flags. A Vietnam soldier is at left with Jean Marie Juge, correspondent of Agence France Presse, at right. (AP Photo)

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Yugoslavia's President Josif Broz-Tito returns the salute of the naval guard of honour on his arrival at Westminster, London, March 16, 1953. Tito was escorted by Prince Philip, in Admiral's uniform, and Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill, behind in top hat. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth)

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A boy guerrilla fighter is shown at a roadblock on Highway CA-2 near El Brazo, El Salvador, 130 kilometers southeast of San Salvador, March 16, 1982. (AP Photo/Pat Hamilton)

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The Manhattan entrance to the New Brooklyn-battery tunnel in New York City, March 16, 1950 linking the lower tip of the Borough of Manhattan with the Borough of Brooklyn, which is expected to open some time around the end of May 1950. The 9,117-foot tunnel is the longest ever built in the U.S., according to engineers of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, which is directing the project. Costing $80,000,000 it has two tubes, each with two traffic lanes which will accommodate some 16,000,000 motor vehicles annually. Construction was started on Oct. 28th, 1940, with a three-year shutdown during the war. Governors Islands in New York Bay is seen in center distance in this view. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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A typical narrow street near the center of the Florence city, March 16, 1950. In foreground a donkey pulls a small cart. The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore at center background. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

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Singing the “Internationale,” these young women carry a sign proclaiming “the real” International Women’s Day, as they gathered in Tokyo on March 16, 1949. The sign is to make certain they are not confused with a conservative women’s element of Tokyo which will hold a rally in the near future, also celebrating International Women’s Day. (AP Photo)

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President Juan Peron of Argentina, gives a salute to the people of Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 16,1949, as he passed before the Congress building. Minister of the Interior, Angel Borlenghi rides next to Peron. (AP Photo)

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Yankee first baseman Mickey Mantle lunges and nabs a slightly wild toss in a pickoff attempt in the fourth inning at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., March 16, 1967. Still safe on first base is Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)

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S1c Antonio G. Nicosia, above, of 13538 Fleming St., Detroit, Mich., feeds a seal puppy he and John McCormack of St. Louis, MO., found near the amphibious training base at Little Creek, Virginia. Condensed milk mixed with water and flavored with cod liver oil is the diet fed from a bottle, March 16, 1945. A 500-pound adult seal, caught two days before in a fisherman’s net, is presumed to be the puppy’s parent. The adult escaped soon after being caught. (AP Photo)

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A policeman approaches the photographer waving his arms and shouting "no pictures," after receiving orders from Russian officers to stop photographers from making pictures in Berlin, March 16, 1946. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

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Separated by a barbed wire enclosure, an armed British soldier in a watch tower patrols the Displaced Persons camp where European Jews live in Nissen huts on the Island of Cyprus on March 16, 1947. The detainees, who were denied entry into Palestine and deported to this camp run by the British Royal Army, have been held here since Aug. 1946. (AP Photo)

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The interior of the Cologne Cathedral is shown, with its decorated Gothic vaulting in background, as the rubble lies on the floor of the landmark church on the west bank of the Rhine, Germany, on March 16, 1945 during World War II. (AP Photo)

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A U.S. Marine approaches a Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima, Japan, on March 16, 1945 during World War II. The Japanese soldier was buried for 1 1/2 days in this shell hole playing dead and ready with a live grenade inches away from his hand. The Marines feared he might be further booby trapped underneath his body after knocking the grenade to the bottom of the shell hole. Promising no resistance, the prisoner is given a cigarette that he asked for and was dragged free from the hole. (AP Photo)

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Ten-year-old Lewis Hoad of Glebe, Sydney, Australia, plays tennis, March 16, 1945. The 4ft 4in tall tennis player is expected to rise to a high position in the sport and already demonstrates an amazing array of strokes for his age. (AP Photo)

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When interest lags in the service center’s horse racing game, the "jockiettes" join servicemen in song. Left to right are Anita Raab, Libby Tittle, Louis Okerberg and Mary McIcahill sing with Fireman First Class Edward Schweisthal of New York, and Pfc. Joseph Nieli, of Long Island, at piano in Chicago on March 16, 1945. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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Women war workers get their hair waved where they work at the N.A. Woodworth Company’s Ferndale, Michigan plant in a beauty shop designed to help cut down on absenteeism, shown March 16, 1943. The 3,000 women employees of the company can get complete beauty service in the modern salon, beauty canteen, powder rooms and lounge. (AP Photo)

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General view of freed prisoners which arrived in San Francisco, California on March 16, 1945, are seated on dock listening to Eddie Cantor. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

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US Airforce fighter planes in the air. New Thunderbolts, practice air formations, somewhere over Britain, March 16, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Scene on the quayside at Singapore as women and children were evacuated from the city shortly before the Japanese onslaught on the Island March 16, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A London policeman photographed during the short alert sounded, in Fleet Street, London, March 16, 1942, the first for many months. His gas mask is correctly at the alert, but nobody else in the neighborhood seems to have worried. (AP Photo)

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Before leaving Prague for a triumphal tour of his newly acquired territory of Czechoslovakia, Chancellor Adolf Hitler paid a visit to a number of German students who were wounded in clashes with the Czechs, March 16, 1939. He is shown greeting their leader in the courtyard of the Hradschin. (AP Photo)

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Dealers had a thriving business with the swastika flag in Bruenn Moravia, Czechoslovakia, March 16, 1939, when German troops entered the town and Hitler announced it would come under the "protection" of the Reich. Bruenn, an arms and ammunition center, had been termed "a German island" in the heart of Czechoslovakia, because of the large German population. (AP Photo)

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Cairo is all agog with excitement at present at the forthcoming wedding of Prince Fawzia, the sister of King Farouk, to the Crown Prince of Iran, which takes place on March 16. The young crown Prince has a ready arrived in Cairo and met has bride for the first time, in quite typical accordance with eastern custom. Prior to the wedding he is seeing many of the most famous places of interest in the Egyptian capital and on March 7, 1939, he visited the Azhar University, the seat of Arabic religious learning in Cairo and the oldest university in the world. The Crown Prince with Sheikh Mustafa El Maraghi, the rector of Azhar University and the virtual head of the Mahommedan Faith in Egypt, on his left, during his visit to the university. (AP Photo)

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German Chancellor Adolf Hitler walks past a regimental guard of honour, bottom right, as he arrives at the Chancellory, in Berlin, Germany, March 16, 1938, after his return from Austria. Hitler was cheered by many thousands of people in the streets and from the buildings along the route. Field Marshal Hermann Goering is walking to left of Hitler. (AP Photo)

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Aerial warfare has dispelled the comfortable isolation of the British Isles, and with clouds of hostilities hanging low over the continent, the British government has called for a million anti-air raid volunteers. Peaceful Birmingham turned out in a huge gas attack demonstration. Firemen with anti-gas equipment rushing through the streets in Birmingham, on March 16, 1938. (AP Photo)

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The French cabinet met in Paris, and approval was given to the statement to be made in the chamber by Premier Leon Blum on the international situation. Premier Leon Blum, left, and Vincent Auriol, during the important ministers meeting in Paris, on March 16, 1938. (AP Photo)

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This is the high-walled recreation yard at Alcatraz Federal prison, seen March 16, 1956 in San Francisco, where inmates are permitted a brief visit in the bracing air of the island each day. Handball and softball are popular sports while some choose just to sit in the sun, or join in a game of chess. Prisoners are not required to appear in the yard and may remain in their cells if they so desire. (AP Photo/Ernest K. Bennett)

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General view of the Metropolitan Opera House, between 39th and 40th street on Broadway in New York City on March 16, 1961,. This opera house was demolished in 1967. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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A Brownie salutes after presenting a purse to the Princess Royal at Barnet Cottage Hospital, on March 16, 1937, after she had opened a new hospital building. (AP Photo)

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An area of Thomas A. Edison Inc. laboratories, shown March 16, 1937. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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Britain's Prince Albert, The Duke of York, centre rear, and Prince George, The Duke of Kent in the funeral procession of David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty on March 16, 1936 in London, England. Lord Borodale, David Field Beatty, the new Earl can be seen in front. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Glenn Cunningham, left, great Kansas miler in Madison Square Garden, New York on March 16, 1935, as he forged ahead of Gene Venzke, Pennsylvania, to win the classic Columbia mile event in 4:14.8 as a feature of the Knights of Columbus indoor track and filed games. In a previous race Cunningham broke the world?s record for the 1000-yard event with a time of 2:10.1. (AP Photo)

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The Eiffel Tower is lit with a huge thermometer made up of electric lights in Paris, France, March 16, 1934. The degrees, in centigrade measurements, are indicated by a luminous arrow. (AP Photo)

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Israel Green, head of a tenants' association at an Atlanta housing project, brandishes the bats a group of men at the complex will be using to patrol the area, March 16, 1981. Green organized the squad to protect children in the wake of 20 child slayings and two disappearances. (AP Photo)

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Grandson Mansour, left, shows he is not afraid as he allows a scorpion to run though his hair, while a son of Abdel Haleem Tolba holds a scorpion in his hand in the village of Abu Rawash, Egypt on March 16, 1982. (AP Photo)

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The tent and automobiles pictured are on the site selected for Boulder City, seven miles from the site of the proposed Boulder dam which will house the 2,500 workers on the huge dam project, shown March 16, 1932. Workmen will begin immediately to erect house and business structures in the city. Miss Antoinette Johnson braved the desert wastes for a peek at the site of the little cityin Nevada. (AP Photo)

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With this personally designed “trap” to catch and measure cosmic rays, Dr. Arthur H. Compton, Nobel Prize winner and professor of physics at the University of Chicago is shown on March 16, 1932, preparing for his trip to mountain peaks. The professor plans to visit the mountain peaks of the world to try and prove the theory that cosmic rays are generated in interstellar space. (AP Photo)

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Babe Ruth slams one out during exhibition game with the Boston Braves at St. Petersburg, Fla., March 16, 1929. Yankees won game, 6-3. (AP Photo)

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Josef Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, at the 6th Soviet Congress in Russia around March 16, 1931. (AP Photo)

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German light cruiser Emden in the Schilling Roads, Wilhelmshaven, March 16, 1928, after a world tour that lasted 16 months. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Robert H. Goddard is shown standing with the world's first liquid-propelled rocket at Auburn, MA, March 16, 1926. When launched, the rocket soared 41 feet high and carried 184 feet in two and one half seconds. It moved at 60 miles an hour. (AP photo)

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Luther Campbell, leader of hip hop group of 2 Live Crew and president of its record label, points to the warning sticker on his shirt, identical to the one on the group's controversial album "Nasty As They Wanna Be" outside federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 16, 1990. The group filed a suit trying to stop obscenity arrests for the sales of their album. (AP Photo/Beth Keiser)

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The inventor of the game of basketball, James A. Naismith, fourth from left, is presented with a medal at the Denver National A.A.U. basketball tournament, March 16, 1925. From left to right: George Whitman, Walter L. Hakanson, J. Lyman Bingham, Dr. Naismith, Willard N. Greim, Martin and George Scruggs. All are from Denver except Naismith, who is Canadian. (AP Photo)

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Benito Mussolini inspects the Italian counterpart of Hollywood, which he is building on the outskirts of Rome, March 16, 1937. His engineers have projected a great film city. (AP Photo)

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Scott Peterson is escorted by two San Mateo County Sheriff deputies as he is walked from the jail to a waiting van Thursday, March 17, 2005, in Redwood City, Calif. Peterson was taken to death row at San Quentin State Prison early Thursday after being sentenced to die for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci. (AP Photo/Justin Sullivan, Pool)

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