Today in History - March 26

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The famous Roosevelt smile flashes as the President waves to cheering crowds on his ride through Jacksonville, Fla., on March 26, 1935 to the U.S.S. Farragut on which he made the trip to Vincent Astor’s Yacht, Nourmahal, to spend a vacation. Riding with him are Gov. Dave Scholtz (center) Florida and Mayor John Alsop of Jacksonville. (AP Photo/SK)

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Horton Smith is all smiles after winning the Masters Invitation Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, March 26, 1934. Smith proved himself a real champion after sinking a four-foot putt on the home green after being hard pressed by Craig Wood who finished second. AP Photo)

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Phillip Trout, electronics engineer, installs a replacement unit, or brain cell, into one of the five banks of electrical units of the compact digital computer manufactured by the Jacobs Instrument Co. in Bethesda, Md., March 26, 1952. This bank contains about 2,000 individual parts. (AP Photo/Henry Burroughs)

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Chief Justice William Howard Taft and his wife Helen attend memorial services for Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France on March 26, 1929 in Washington. Marshal Foch, who died in Paris on March 20, 1929, was credited in the final stages of World War I of helping to bring about the Allied victory. (AP Photo)

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Joanne Woodward happily holds the Motion Picture Academy Award Oscar she was awarded for best actress at the annual presentations, surrounded by reporters in the press tent in Hollywood on March 26, 1958. She won the coveted award for her part in The Three Faces of Eve. (AP Photo)

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Actress Audrey Hepburn smiles as she appears at a press conference in New York, March 26, 1954, where she told newsmen she hadn't slept a wink since getting the Academy Award for best actress in "Roman Holiday." (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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A spectator scans the northern slope of Mount St. Helens, March 26, 1980. The southwest Washington mountain has been the site of numerous earthquakes the last six days that could signal an eruption, according to a federal volcano expert. The mountain is about 45 miles north of Vancouver, Washington (AP Photo)

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Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, left, has a discussion with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during the opening session of the Supreme Soviet in Moscow, March 26, 1985. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/Boris Yurchenko)

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George Barker, of the Skamania County Sheriff Dept., tells residents of homes at Spirit Lake that the road was closed due to earthquakes on nearby Mount St. Helens, March 26, 1980. The mountain has been sealed off in case it does erupt as tremors up to four on the Richter scale have been occurring in past days. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet)

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Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones pop group in action during farewell performance at the Marquee Club, on Wardour Street in London, England on March 26, 1971. (AP Photo)

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An American soldier looks intently through dense underbrush during an brush patrol in war zone C, near the Cambodian border, 80 miles northwest of Saigon on March 26, 1970. U.S. Cavalry troopers wait with should North Vietnamese decide to cross into South Vietnam from border sanctuaries in Cambodia. (AP Photo/RYAN)

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Difference of opinion is evident as these three became involved in an argument outside a church in Boston on March 26, 1966 where meeting protesting United States Viet Nam policy was being held. Some fifteen hundred people marched from Cambridge to Boston for the "Peace March." Police maintained order along the route but three persons were arrested in Boston for egg throwing. (AP Photo/Frank Curtin)

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Hecklers, contained behind police barricades, shout at marchers demonstrating against the war in Vietnam on New York’s fifth avenue, March 26, 1966. The demonstration has held in conjunction with similar demonstrations across the nation that are part of a three-day series of such events planned by the national coordinating committee to end the war in Vietnam. (AP Photo)

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Wearing their NASA Exceptional Service Medals, Gemini 8 Astronauts Neil Armstrong, left, and David Scott, listen as newsmen fire questions at them during their news conference at Manned Spacecraft Center, March 26, 1966, Houston, Tex. The man on the right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky)

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Olivia De Havilland discusses her part in the film "Lady In A Cage," with producer Luther Lavis (left) and director Walter Grauman in Hollywood, March 26, 1963. She spends most of the movie in a home elevator. De Havilland considers this role one of the most challenging of her career. (AP Photo/Don Brinn)

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French President Charles de Gaulle during the recording of a speech at the Elysee Palace, Paris, France on March 26, 1962, to launch the campaign for the referendum in April. (AP Photo/POOL)

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Roger Maris of the New York Yankees and Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds met before exhibition game at Tampa, Florida, March 26, 1962. Maris was voted the Most Valuable Player in the American League and Frank Robinson received the National League’s Award. (AP Photo)

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View of the house, left, part of a block of country houses at Vinci, Italy, where Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the world's greatest geniuses, was born on April 15, 1452. The house is now being restored and will be converted into a small museum. Celebrations of the fifth centenary of his birth will be held all over Italy. Photo taken March 26, 1952. (AP Photo)

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Parachutes loaded with supplies drop from a flying fortress to American invaders on Los Negros Island March 26, 1944, before any other means of supplying these men became available to be used instead of the usual transport planes because of the presence of enemy fighter craft, against which the transports( are not sufficiently armed. (AP Photo)

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With the loss of Manila and the Dutch East Indies, Kenya’s sisal products, cloth, sacks, twine and tow, have played an important part in the industrial war effort. Since the outbreak of war, East Africa has produced 3 million sandbags for local defence alone. Porter’s bags for the army, bituminized fabric for military camps, cloth for coffee drying, bags for maize, pyrethrum exports and twine for agricultural and military uses, issue from the sisal products factory in Ruiru, Kenya in the large quantities. The factory works day and night on a three shift system. Its great looms and machines are never idle. Winding sisal yarn on drums in Ruiru, Kenya, on March 26, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Dancers perform a “Plain Quadrille” at Odd Fellows hall in Acton, Mass., March 26, 1944. This type of dance is vigorous and many of the men have removed their coats and vests. (AP Photo/Danny Goshtigian)

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In pursuit of retreating Germans in Tunisia, March 26, 1943, British Grenadiers, supported by Bren-gun carriers reconnoiter the slope on the way to Kasserine Pass. The Grenadiers on reaching the mouth of the pass, found the enemy still retreating. (AP Photo)

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With the loss of Manilla and the Dutch East Indies, Kenya’s sisal products, cloth, sacks, twine and tow, have flayed an important part in the industrial war effort. Since the outbreak of war, East Africa has produced 3 million said bags for local defence alone. Porter’s bags for the army, bituminized fabric for military camps, cloth for coffee drying, bags for maize, coffee, bran, posho, wheat, tin-ore, wattle extract and pyrethrum exports and twine for agricultural and military used, issued from the sisal products factory. The factory works day and night on a three shift system. Its great looms and machines are never idle. Winding sisal yarn into thin rope inRuiru, Kenya, on March 26, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Riding atop the freight car is Mrs. Georgianna M. Wells, who’s doing a man-size job as brakeman in the yard of the Pennsylvania Railroad yard in Philadelphia on March 26, 1943. She’s one of 14,645 women, included 2,219 African Americans, employed by the road who are playing an important part in helping keep its vast fleet of locomotives and freight cars rolling. (AP Photo)

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German prisoner searched, captured near Sejenane, northern Tunisia, March 26, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Instead of directing the drills, coaches and former star athletes are doing calisthenics as they get in shape at the Naval Academy to serve as physical instructors for future Navy fliers. One of them is Jim Crowley, center, former head football coach at Fordham. Hard at work at the Annapolis institution, Maryland, March 26, 1942, the coaches were jumping to straddle position. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

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A clerk deals with a mound of ticker tape at the investment house of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Beane, March 26, 1942. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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American-built aircraft, the Royal Air Force staged a daylight raid on the Matford factory, Piossy near Paris, and set the big plant afire on March 26, 1942. The factory had been producing 20 trucks a day for the German Army and lines of these vehicles may be seen at the left. (AP Photo)

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Japan celebrated “Army Day” with the military band passes through Ginza, the Broadway of Tokyo on March 26, 1937. Enthusiastic crowds give cheers and throw colored tapes and confetti at soldiers. (AP Photo/J.A. Mills)

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Britain's Queen Mary looking at babies in their cots at the Violet Melchett Infant Welfare Centre, in Manor Street, Chelsea, London, Englang which she opened on March 26, 1931. (AP Photo/Bead)

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ARCHIV---Filer dated March 26, 1989, shows the Exxon Baton Rouge (smaller ship) attempting to off load crude oil from the Exxon Valdez. The ship ran aground in the Prince William sound, spilling more than 270,000 barrels of crude oil.jurors decided that insurers should pay Exxon Coporation dlrs 250 million to compensate the oil company for money it spent to clean up after the oil ship accident at the west coast of Alaska. (AP Photo/Stapleton)

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Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the north lawn of the White House after signing the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel on March 26, 1979. Sadat and Begin were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for accomplishing peace negotiations in 1978. The rest of the Arab world shunned Sadat, condemning his initiative for peace. President Carter was pivotol for the two leaders to meet at Camp David and as a result, peace began between Arabs and Jews. (AP Photo/ Bob Daugherty)

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Thousands gather outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador as the casket of slain Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero is carried into the church for funeral services, March 26, 1980. The Catholic archbishop was slain as he officiated at a Mass at a San Salvador hospital. (AP Photo/Valente Cotera)

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Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffet is on March 26, 1975. (AP Photo)

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Members of the Apollo 13 crew leave the launch site after finishing a count down demonstration in the Apollo 13 spaceship, March 26, 1970 at Cape Kennedy in Florida. Leading the astronauts is Fred W. Haise, command pilot James A. Lovell in middle and Thomas K. Mattingly, in rear. The Apollo 13 is schedule to blast off on April 11th. (AP Photo)

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Hands reach out to grasp that of senator Robert Kennedy as he mounted a platform to speak in Watts section of Los Angeles, March 26, 1968. Kennedy seeking the Democratic Presidential nomination, told listeners he wants to help the urban poor. (AP Photo)

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Hippies in the Haight-Ashbury district created a quite a traffic jam with their Easter parades, March 26, 1967, San Francisco, Calif. A few wounded up in jail. Here officer drags a would be traffic blocker away by the scuff of his neck. Thousand of sight seers crowded the district just to that is going on. The people in this photo are unidentified. (AP Photo/Robert H. Houston)

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Carl Reiner (left) acts as host on March 26, 1965 "The Celebrity Game" which will return to the CBS TV broadcasts starting April 8. Guest panelists are Jim Backus, Olivia De Havilland and Nick Adams in the front row. Back row panelists are Charley Weaver and Zsa Zsa Gabor. They all will appear in some of the broadcasts. (AP Photo)

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Broadway star Barbra Streisand poses with birthday cake at party March 26, 1965 as she marks the first anniversary of her hit musical "Funny Girl." The Broadway musical is at New York's Winter Garden Theater. (AP Photo)

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Physicist John Huff demonstrates a conveyor system by which packaged fish can be transported into a radiation cell where 99 percent of the bacteria causing spoilage is destroyed, March 26,1965. The pilot plant, first of its kind in the world, is expected to show a way to longer preservation of fresh fish. The fishing industry hopes this will increase per capital consumption, especially in areas far from seacoast. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin).

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A French soldier walks past the body of settler killed on Rue D' Isley in Algiers March 26, 1962. Another European lies in the background amid debris of the battle that ensued when European settlers, carrying the French tricolor flag, marched on the center of town in response to a call by the terrorist secret army organization. The French armed forces forcibly dispersed the riot. Some sources estimate the result at 31 dead and 130 wounded. (AP Photo)

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Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev holds a lamb given him by officials on his arrival at Castle in Pau, France., March 26, 1960. The premier visited and other cities in the foothills of the Pyrenees on the first day of his six-day tour of France. He had been in Paris for meetings with President De Gaulle and French officials. (AP Photo)

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This is a nighttime view of Stan's drive-in coffee shop where customers are served food in their parked cars in Hollywood, Ca., on March 26, 1958. (AP Photo)

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President Eisenhower rides to the clubhouse from the 18th green in an electric golf cart, March 26, 1956 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, after finishing a round on the course after his arrival for the North American Summit Conference. An unidentified Secret Service man drives the cart. (AP Photo)

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Donald H. Jacobs, president and technical director of the Jacobs Instruments Co. of Bethesda, Md., demonstrates the Jaincomp-B model electronic computer on March 26, 1952. (AP Photo/stf)

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Two cars, one of them almost obscured, move down a road northwest of Lawrence, Kansas on March 26, 1950. (AP Photo)

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Dmitri Shostakovich (left center, facing camera, wearing dark-rimmglasses), Russian composer attending the three-day Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace, walks under a canopy of Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 26, 1949, as he leaves the hall after attending the keynote session of the conference. Boos and shouts of pickets protesting the conference greeted delegates as they emerged from the building. (AP Photo)

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Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd smokes his 12- year old pipe with tobacco of the same age as he sits by his favorite stove in Little America March 26, 1947. The pipe, the tobacco and the stove were lift behind by Byrd on a previous expedition. Age had not spoiled them. (AP Photo)

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Christian Arabs, carrying a huge cross, reach the third station of the Cross in Jerusalem on March 26, 1948 as they retrace the path of Jesus Christ from the court of Pontius Pilate of Calvary, others kneel on the spot, where it is believed Christ Fell for the first time under the burden of the cross. Photo received in New York, March 26, by radio from London. (AP Photo)

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German Wehrmacht Gen. Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in a stockade in Aversa, Italy, on December 1, 1945. The General, Commander of the 75th Army Corps, was sentenced to death by an United States Military Commission in Rome for having ordered the shooting of 15 unarmed American prisoners of war, in La Spezia, Italy, on March 26, 1944. Others are unidentified.(AP Photo)

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A Mexican "cargadero," porter or deliveryman, transports a heavy, bulky wardrobe on his back as he walks barefoot along a street in Mexico City, Mexico, March 26, 1945. (AP Photo)

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A Hollywood camera expedition, in Mexico to photograph a dormant volcano, made a quick change in schedule as a brand new volcano appeared and errupted in the village of Paricutin, Michoacan, Mexico, March. 26, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Some of the patrol activity that figures so often in the official communiques in progress in the French Army zone on the western front, a French patrol advancing through a partially-felled wood with their rifles at the ready in France on March 26, 1940. (AP Photo)

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President Roosevelt is signing an executive order, authorizing financing of war contracts through guaranteed loans, on March 26, 1942, in the White House in Washington. Standing behind Roosevelt are, from left to right, Senator James E. Murray, D-Mont; Senator Arthur Capper, R-Kas; Senator James M. Mead, D-NY; Assistant Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson; Under Secretary of Navy James V. Forbes, and Rear Admiral Emory S. Land, U.S. Wartime Commission. (AP Photo)

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Soldiers of a Canadian regiment, somewhere in England, March 26,1940, cast absentee ballots in the Canadian general election that took the folks back home to the polls yesterday. The absentee soldiers polls were open three hours a day from March 14 to March 23. (AP Photo)

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A British soldier gets an enthusiastic welcome as he arrives home in London, March 26, 1940, on leave from the Western Front in France. His stay will be brief and there is no telling when he will get home again. (AP Photo)

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Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers making copper utensils for Pima County Hospital in Texas, March 26, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Henry Ford, left, chats with William S. Knudsen during Detroit luncheon, March 26, 1939, at which Knudsen, president of General Motors, was honored on his 60th birthday. (AP Photo)

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That’s what President Roosevelt, at extreme left, might be doing as he board the U.S.S. destroyer Farragut at Jacksonville, Fla., on March 26, 1935 to meet Vincent Astor’s Yacht, the Nourmahal, on which he will take a vacation. Of course, he’s merely waving farewell to the crowds that gathered to see him off. (AP Photo/SK)

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