Today in History - March 25

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King Christian of Denmark riding on horseback through the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark on March 25, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Unidentified models wear poster dresses with portraits of the late President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy, hand-painted on crepe de chine at the Fall-Winter ready-to-wear collection from French couturier Jean-Charles de Castelbajack in Paris, March 25, 1983. (AP Photo/Jacques Langevin)

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Bruce Hobbs is shown up on Battleship, son of Man o'War, who won by a head to pay 40 to 1, March 25, 1938, in Aintree, England. (AP Photo)

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Randolph Scott, American film star and his wife, Marion duPont Scott sit on the lawn at Belmont Racetrack, March 25, 1938. (AP Photo/Morgan)

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The well-tried Wellington bombers have passed through their ìBaptism of Fireî and have proved to outstrip even the two-engined Hampdens and Whitleys. Although comparatively small they are extremely tough, and will have their vital part to play in the devastating raid on enemy territory, foreshadowed by the air minister. One of those big, devastating bombs, which these boys of Wellington bombers will soon be dropping over Germany Wellingtons, can carry a comparatively heavy bomb load in an undated photo. (AP Photo)

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Civil rights activists stage a peaceful voter registration mass picket in front of the County Court House in Greenwood, Miss., March 25, 1964. (AP Photo/Bill Hudson)

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Mrs. Wilbur Chapman cuddles her 10-day-old daughter, Susan, at Chelsea, Mass. Naval Hospital, March 25, 1954. Doctors announced she is due to have a second baby in six weeks as a result of a seperate conception. The mother has dual organs of reproduction, hospital authorities said. Navy Doctor Lt. Pauline E. Clarke who discovered the unusual circumstance stands at right. (AP Photo)

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Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henri Spaak, left, smiles as French Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Maurice Faure, next to Spaak, and German Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Walter Hallstein shake hands. Talking in the right corner are Dutch Foreign Minister Joseph Luns, second from right, with Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Joseph Bech. They stand outside Rome's City Hall, Italy, March 25, 1957 during a break of the signing procedures on the Euratom and the Common European Market treaties. (AP Photo/Str)

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Frankie Avalon admires a plaque, Thursday, March 25, 1988 that will be placed in the sidewalk along the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame in his honor. The ?Walk? honors members of the music industry who had their roots in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

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Entertainer Carol Burnett signs autograph for fan Maria Hooper as Miss Burnett walked from a Los Angeles courtroom in morning on Wednesday, March 25, 1981 in Los Angeles. Jury continued deliberations on Wednesday in Burnett’s libel trial against the National Enquirer. (AP Photo/ Wally Fong)

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Some lucky New Yorkers get a taste of things to come with warmer weather as they ride roller coaster at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York, March 25, 1978 during an equipment test. Roller coaster will officially reopen on Saturday, March 24th after being out for maintenance work. (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz)

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David Bowie visits his attorney before his city court appearance in Rochester to answer to charges of illegal possession of drugs, Thursday, March 25, 1976. Bowie was arrested early on Sunday, March 21, 1976, folowing a concert in Rochester. (AP Photo)

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Members of a Greek government detachment firing from a rock barricade on the coast near Athens on March 25, 1975 as they sought to prevent the kidnaping” by rebels of the cruiser averoff. A revolution which began in Crete and swept the country for 11 days was put down by loyal forces, of which the troops were members. (AP Photo)

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Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, wearing his training boots a day after he defeated Chuck Wepner in Cleveland, reads the paper in his hotel room in Cleveland, March 25, 1975. Ali and Wepner went 15 rounds on Monday before the referee called the fight on a technical knockout. (AP Photo)

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Secretary of State Henry Kissinger prepares to appear before the House International Relations Committee in Washington on Tuesday, March 25, 1975. Kissinger said “the United States will make a major effort in the months head to prevent another outbreak of hostilities” in the Middle East. (AP Photo)

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Women's rights leader Gloria Steinem is shown at a rally of welfare demonstrators on the Washington Monument grounds after a march past the White House, March 25, 1972. (AP Photo/Charles Harrity)

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Lovable trumpeter Louis Armstrong, who had left the stage and put on a green and white check dressing gown, positively beams as he goes back on stage to take one more bow before a rapturous audience at a concert in Leipzig, East Germany on March 25, 1965. Armstrong, first big-name American Jazz musician to play in Communist East Germany, was ending his concert tour at Leipzig. He also played to audiences in East Berlin. (AP Photo)

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Striking grape pickers paraded through downtown Fresno, Calif. to the steps of City Hall, March 25, 1966. The protest marchers are making a 300-mile hike to Sacramento. At City Hall, they were met by Mayor Floyd H. Hyde. (AP Photo)

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Jim Benston, Malvern, Ark., holds up his feet in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25, 1965 to show how they looked as civil rights marchers ended their 54-mile walk from Selma, Ala., to the state capitol at Montgomery night. The marchers will more from their final campsite to the capitol for a mass rally to climax their protest against voting regulations in the state. (AP Photo)

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The Beatles provide both inspiriting and instruction for Church of England Children’s Society orphans as they paint mop topped Easter eggs during a visit with the Beatles at London’s Scala Theatre, in England, on March 25, 1964, where the pop group is currently filming scenes for their first motion picture. Beatles from left are Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. (AP Photo.)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, civil rights leader, addresses crowd in front of Alabama’s State Capitol at Montgomery, Ala., on March 25, 1965 as he called for a continuation of the protests against alleged voting discrimination against African Americans. The rally climaxed a five-day civil rights march from Selma, Ala., starting Sunday, to Montgomery. (AP Photo)

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Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev shakes hands with workers at the mint in Paris, March 25, 1960 as he continued his state visit to France. (AP Photo)

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England's Queen Elizabeth II, right, is given a warm greeting by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands on arriving at Amsterdam, March 25, 1958 at the start of a three-day state visit. (AP Photo)

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Curley Twilford is one of the Hollywood’s well-known trainers of movie actors, yet he has never taught acting to a person. His job is to raise and train animals and birds for acting in motion pictures. Here Twilford works with his American eagle “Admiral”, which he raised from a baby, demonstrating how he taught the eagle to yawn and scream upon cue, March 25, 1947. The eagle is full grown. (AP Photo)

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About 15 miles from Delhi at the village of Molarbund is a snake charmers' colony, shown March 25, 1949. The men travel all over India to give performances of their art but they always return to this, their home village. They make their musical instrument, called a “been”, out of a locally grown type of gourd. Besides the familiar cobra they also exhibit pythons, Russell's vipers, kraits and slow worms. After giving snake charming exhibitions, for additional income they also sell an antidote for snakebite. (AP Photo)

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Crates of 50-calibre machine gun cartridges are unloaded from a Liberty ship somewhere in England, March 25, 1944. They will be added to the already huge piles of war materials awaiting the signal for European invasion. (AP Photo)

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Women war workers suffer muscular aches until they become accustomed to unfamiliar tasks, so Vultee Aircraft, Inc., the first airframe plant to employ women on a large scale, instructs beginners in conditioning unused muscles for jobs building trainer planes for the Army and Navy. Common feminine complaints that Vultee seeks to correct are backache, headache and leg and ankle fatigue. A group does hand-spreading exercises in Los Angeles, March 25, 1943. (AP Photo)

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The insignia on the plane piloted by Major General James H. Doolittle as commander of the strategic air forces in North Africa, speaks for itself. This photo was made as Gen. Doolittle and his plane were about to take off on a mission, March 25, 1943. (AP Photo)

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The first exchange of able-bodies prisoners of war took place at the Turkish port of Mersin on March 25, 1943, when 863 Britons, mostly personnel of the merchant navy, were exchanged for the same number of Axis prisoners. Some of the repatriated British prisoners cheering and giving the thumbs-up as they entered the Turkish port. (AP Photo)

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George Stirnweiss, who hit .268 for Newark, N.J., in 144 games, stabs a line drive at the New York Yankees training grounds at Asbury Park, New Jersey on March 25, 1943. Stirnweiss, whose home is in Kent, Conn., is expected to open the season at third base for the Yankees, taking over for “Red” Rolfe, now a Yale Coach. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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The first hospital train built by British workers for the U.S. Army medical department, was formally handed over by Mr. F.W. Hawksworth, in the name of the British Railways, to General Hawley, representing the medical department of the U.S. Army, The train provides accommodation for nearly 800 patients and consists of six ward cars and a car for sitting-up patients. There are also cars for the medical officers, nursing staff and attendants, two kitchen cars, a pharmacy car and operating theatre, a stores car and officer car. In the train Captain Samuel, a surgeon, washes his hands while Second Lieutenant Nell Russell, of Indian Penn., dispenses medicine at the door, somewhere in England, March 25, 1943. (AP Photo)

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This captured troop-transporter, a German Mercedes-Benz half-track, works for the British Eighth Army in Tunisia these days. British got it after one of the desert campaign in North Africa, March 25, 1943. (AP Photo)

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The six desert beauties pertly perched atop old corral fence are in a defense bond selling race in Palm Springs, California on March 7, 1942, to be queen of the 9th Annual Desert Circus on March 25 to 28. Left to right: Mary Smith, Pat Scriven, Beverly Cooper, Edie Bush, Dorothy Knupp and Tommy Lipps. (AP Photo)

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Holland’s latest and largest liner, the Nieuw Amsterdam, of the Holland-America line, left for its first trials in the North Sea. The liner, of 36,000 tons gross, will carry 1,144 passengers, and will have a speed of 20 ½ knots. The luxury accommodation includes two swimming pools. An aerial view of the new liner on her trials, on March 25, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Stevie Wonder poses with his Oscar statuette backstage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday night, March 25, 1985. Wonder is honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for best original song, "I Just Called to Say I Love You." (AP Photo)

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Stuart G. Tipton, president of the Air Transport Association of America, tells the Senate Commerce Committee that jet engine burner cans can be modified to reduce smoke, March 25, 1970, in Washington. There are six burner cans like the one at his side on each jet engine. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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Japanese dancers, clad in traditional kimonos dance inside the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park March 25, 1971 with a backdrop of cherry blossoms. It was the first time in the garden's history that Japanese dancers performed. The explosions of blossoms reaches its full intensity around April 1, 1971. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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American film director Josh Logan, left, points out the sights of the "Camelot" set at Warner Brothers Studios, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, March 25, 1967, to three famed visitors. From left to tight; Logan; Romina Power, daughter of Tyrone Power; Prince Raymond Doan Vinh of Lagos, husband of Barbara Hutton; Linda Christian, mother of Romina. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, right, hold a bed-in for peace in room 902, the presidential suite at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam on March 25, 1969. The newlyweds, holding solitary tulips, begin a seven-day Love-In to protest against war. Yoko Ono turns 75 on Monday Feb. 18, 2008. (AP Photo)

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French singer and actress Francoise Hardy arrives at London Airport, England, March 25, 1966. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, Coretta Scott King, lead off the final lap to the state capitol at Montgomery, Ala., on March 25, 1965. Thousands of civil rights marchers joined in the walk, which began in Selma, Ala., on March 21, demanding voter registration rights for blacks. Rev. D.F. Reese, of Selma, is at right. (AP Photo)

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On the fifth day of the Alabama voter registration march, thousands of civil rights marchers are massed together to begin their three-mile walk on the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on March 25, 1965. Leading the group is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, who will give a closing speech, with his wife, Coretta Scott King, at right. On August 6, 1965, U.S. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it, which ordered federal officials to oversee the local voter registrations. (AP Photo)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks to a group of schoolchildren at Kununrra, during her visit to western Australia, March 25, 1963. Some of the youngsters travelled hundreds of miles to see the royal visitor. (AP Photo)

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Actress Audrey Hepburn arrives at the New York Center Theater March 25, 1955, for the Academy Awards. The Oscars are being held in two venues, New York and Hollywood, with winners accepting awards on both coasts. (AP Photo)

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FILE-- The mayor of Rome, Umberto Tupini, standing right, is seen here as he reads an address to the delegates of six west European Nations, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg, who met in Rome's ancient city hall, March 25, 1957, and signed the Common Market Treaties. The European Union celebrates it's 40th birthday Tuesday March 25, 1997, setting aside many squabbles, to applaud success in bringing peace and prosperity to a widely divergent group of nations. (AP Photo)

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Actor Bill Shirley looks over a binnacle, one of the old Mississippi River boat props being used on the set of his current movie in Los Angeles, Calif., March 25, 1952. The binnacle is the housing and compensating equipment for the compass. (AP Photo/Ellis R. Bosworth)

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A young girl holds a bouquet of hydrogen filled balloons that carry a message of peace to communist East Europe at the spring fair in Vienna, Austria, on March 25, 1951. More than 50,000 balloons with the message "Marshall Plan 1951 Friede, Freiheit, Wohlstand," Peace, Freedom, Welfare, were released by visitors. A postcard attached to each expresses the hope that "someday goods and products will flow freely across the countries of a united and prosperous Europe." (AP Photo)

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Hurdy gurdy man Phillip Vettranio, age 65, of Boston, Massachusetts has been in this business for 31 years, shown March 25, 1947. (AP Photo/Abe Fox)

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A happy, cheery contingent of men of the Royal Australian Air Force photographed aboard their transport as they left for service overseas on March 25, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Students set off a simulated atomic bomb explosion during classroom study of atomic energy at Anacostia High School in Washington D.C., March 25, 1950. The explosion was made by igniting a mixture of Sulfur and Zinc with a high frequency spark and the model houses are used to compare the size of the smoke cloud. The students are, left to right: Charles Jones, Joan Collinge and Charles Williams. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

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Phil Spitalny rehearses his all-girl band in his New York hotel apartment on March 25, 1942. The girls are from a score of states. Evelyn Kay, violinist and concertmistress, who with Velma Rooke, first trombonist, and Rosa Linda, pianist, arrange all his music was partly responsible for the idea of the band, for it came to Spitalny when he was attending a recital she gave in Town Hall. At rehearsals he is strictly professional. He raps out orders as sternly as Toscanini does and he permits no waste of time. Currently Spitalny and the girls are touring military in the south. (AP Photo)

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Ben Hogan (left), golf leading money winner for the last two years, was examined on March 25, 1943 at Dallas, Texas, for induction into the U.S. Army. After a 7-day leave at his Fort Worth, Texas, home, Hogan will report to an induction center at Camp Wolters, Texas. He has been taking flying lessons at Tulsa, Okla., and said he would try to enter the Air Corps after he is in the army. Doctor is unidentified. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this March 25, 1911 file photo, firefighters work to put out the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood. One hundred years ago, horrified onlookers watched as workers leapt to their deaths from the raging fire in the garment factory. The fire killed 146 workers, mainly young immigrant women and girls, and became a touchstone for the organized labor movement, spurred fire-safety laws and shed light on the lives of immigrant workers. (AP Photo/File)

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