Today in History - April 2

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Wrecked box cars and debris still are in evidence in the Texas City, Tex., waterfront area following explosions of April 16 and 17, 1947, shown April 2, 1948 (AP Photo)

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Golfer Lawson Little, king of the world's amateur golfers for the last two years, practices for the third annual Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., April 2, 1936, which is schedule to open Friday. Little has just joined the ranks of the professional golfers. (AP Photo)

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Mexican rebel troops line up for inspection before boarding their troop train in Jiminez, Chihuahua, April 2, 1929. (AP Photo)

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On a women’s training area on an army base near Tel Aviv a fashion show was held for the recruits, April 2, 1973, featuring professional models in new dresses and beachwear that are sold at the boutiques opened for army girls. The professional models showing off their finery for the girl soldiers. The girls had a chance to poke fun at personalities on the base, and at political figures and well-known people in Israeli society. (AP Photo/Nash)

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Countess D. Frasso, above, who accompanied by Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks on a vacation hour of Switzerland and Italy, returned with Miss Pickford to Hollywood, April 2, 1933. Fairbanks remained abroad, planning a wild game expedition to Indo China. (AP Photo)

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On a pallet and secured and eyes covered for protection, one pachyderm is brought into the C-130 cargo plane during Operation Barroom, Vietnam, April 2, 1968. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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A still groggy elephant is shown on arrival in Tra Bong, Vietnam, April 2, 1968, during Operation Barroom, an effort lead by Captain John Gantt, to transport elephants by cargo plane to the mountainous region to work at a lumber mill. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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Workers build up the sides of the crate that contains Michelangelo’s Pieta’ on its transatlantic voyage to the New York World’s Fair on April 2, 1964. The statue stands on cotton padding between its base and the bottom of the crate, on a sandwich of two four-inch planks with a rubber layer in between. As the sides of the crate are erected, it will be packed full of millions of tiny plastic beads. Then it will be put into a steel container with a fireproof asbestos layer between the two boxes. A special truck will haul the crated statue to Naples on April 4, to be loaded aboard the liner Cristoforo Colombo, for its trip to the Vatican pavilion of the New York’s World’s Fair. (AP Photo/JP)

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A row of castoff telephone booth doors, with its panels decorated with painted figures, offers a novel background for the patrons of Vanity Fair, one of the most successful places in St. Louis' Gaslight Square, shown April 2, 1962. Old gas lamps, top left, add a nostalgic touch of another era. (AP Photo)

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Several hundred Greek Cypriot secondary school students demonstrate in Nicosia on April 2, 1964 shouting “enosis” – union of Cyprus with Greece- and the return of General George Grivas, “Dighenis”, founder and leader of the EOKA movement who is now living in virtual exile in Athens. The students paraded past the Greek embassy, stopping briefly to yell “Enosis” louder than ever. The doors and windows of the embassy building remained closed while the students demonstrated in the street outside. (AP Photo)

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This is a general view of the annual Good Friday passion play as it moves through the streets of Barile, southern Italy, April 2, 1959. (AP Photo)

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This is a general view of the annual Good Friday passion play as it moves through the streets of Barile, southern Italy, April 2, 1959. (AP Photo)

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Easter holiday-makers enjoying their first sight at the sea this season in Brighton, England, on April 2, 1945. For many of the youngsters it was the first in their lives. A high south-westerly wind kept greater part of the holiday crowd to the promenade. (AP Photo)

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In this image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Army and Coast Guardsmen stand at attention as the American flag is raised over Akashima, Japan on April 2, 1945, the little island, only a few miles from Okinawa, which was invaded six days prior to the assault on Kin, Okinawa. The flag is from a Coast Guard LST. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard via Navy Radiophoto)

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Marines undergo final combat conditioning at Camp Pendleton, Calif., with a vigorous push-up exercise, shown April 2, 1943. They push themselves up far enough that they are able to clap hands and feet together before they hit the ground. Left to right: Pvt. Robert Pearson, Jamestown, N.J.; Sgt. Mike Malyerck, St. Clairsville, Ohio; Pfc. James H. Johnston, Milwaukee, Wis.; Pfc. Robert Kirshner, Cincinnati, Ohio and Pfc. William Miklack, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (AP Photo)

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Jumping from a 33-foot tower into a pool filled with debris is a part of the new combat conditioning program at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif., shown April 2, 1943 where U.S. Marines receive their final training before leaving for foreign duty. After the jump a Marine must undress fully in the water while swimming and then swim to the opposite end of the pool. The jump is one of he training features in tough cross-country combat course. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this April 2, 1940 file photo, William L. Austin, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, right, helps President Franklin D. Roosevelt fill out the large form at the White House in Washington. Interest in the newly released 1940 U.S. census is so great that the government website with the information was nearly paralyzed on Monday, April 02, 2012, shortly after the records became available to the public for the first time. (AP Photo, File)

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Crowds watch as the Oxford rowing team lead at “The Ship” in Mortlake, London during the annual boat race against Cambridge on April 2, 1938. Oxford won by two lengths in 19, minutes 30 seconds. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Passamaquoddy children at Peter Dana Point, Maine, race up the main street of their reservation to a special school held by college students, April 2, 1969. The school in music, arts and craft was held during their spring vacation by ten boys from Bowdoin and two girls from St. Joseph's in Windham, Maine. (AP Photo)

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Two unidentified black youths picket the Fry-Hodge Drug Co. in Marshall, Texas, April 2, 1960. The two youths were arrested and taken to jail shortly after this photo was made. Two other young blacks were picketing the Woolworth Co. store one the same street at the same time. All pickets were arrested. (AP Photo/Ferd Kaufman)

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Anti-A-weapons demonstrators displaying signs in German, French, English and Russian after at a future rocket range near Milternberg, Bavaria, Germany on April 2, 1961, before starting their Easter protest marches to Frankfurt and Stuttgart. (AP Photo/Lindlar)

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This is Oswald as he appears on television screens in the TV circus show on April 2, 1957. His face is the chin of his creator, the show?s ringmaster, Paul Winchel. No, Winchel doesn?t stand on his head to get Oswald right side up. This is accomplished by a simple technical trick. The flow of current is reversed in the deflection yoke of the camera. This results in an inverted image. (AP Photo)

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View of buildings from Trinity Place with Trinity Church in foreground in New York, April 2, 1953. Windows on the Irving Trust building are lit to form a cross for the Easter holiday. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)

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Trevor Bale keeps an eye on one of his “Giant Royal Bengal Tigers” as he puts them through their paces to thrill New York circus fans in New York on April 2, 1953. (AP Photo/Ed Ford)

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This general scene on April 2, 1951 in Japan shows some of the heavy equipment which was later loaded into C-119 Flying Boxcars of the U.S. Far East Air Forces? 315th Air Division (Combat Cargo) and airdropped to support the airborne attack on enemy held territory north of Seoul. Some of the heavier pieces of equipment were dropped in parachutes measuring 100 feet in diameter. (AP Photo)

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Three boys from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, are at the headquarters of the radiological protection service at Sutton, Surrey, April 2, 1949, after they had undergone tests on their radioactivity. The tests were made when it was discovered that they had been exposed to radiation while playing on a rubbish dump near their homes in Wishaw. Left to right are Andrew Rooney, 9; William Gilchrist, 11; and William Park, 9. Police officers are unidentified. (AP Photo)

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After nearly 10 years of comparative gloom, the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus come back to London, April 2, 1949, when the ban on the use of electricity for outdoor advertising was lifted at noon. This is the scene as crowds watched the signs light up again. The ban will be re-imposed on October 2. (AP Photo)

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A worker checks over the fan after the material has been layed over the framework and the design painted in Japan, April 2, 1950. The fan then has the extra edges trimmed off and the product is ready for the market. (AP Photo)

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Myron Holbert, shown with the Seeburg Selec-O-Matic "200" library demonstrated for the first time in Los Angeles, April 2, 1948. It stores and automatically plays 200 selections which are accomplished by merely setting a lever to play either side or both sides of any record in the whole library and the whole library can be played without anyone touching the records. A revolutionary development is the playing of both sides of the record without turning it over. (AP Photo)

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Within three months the repairs to the outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral will be completed. The task of restoration which began 19 months ago has cost more than $2 million thus far. Scaffolding, which has ringed the cathedral, has almost completely disappeared, shown April 2, 1947. This view of the main entrance to the cathedral on Fifth Avenue after the cleaning, which however did not destroy the look of antiquity. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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Men of the U.S. Army listen to an address by Lieutenant General George S. Patton, during maneuvers, somewhere in England, April 2, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Taking a sun bath outside one of the hospital wards of a U.S. Army hospital somewhere in England, April 2, 1944, are two buddies, both from Chicago, Ill. From left to right are: Private Vito Nardi, and Private First Class Livio Bartolini. (AP Photo)

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A Traffic Policeman at a Royal Air Force bomber base, signals with torches to returning aircraft to send them to their dispersal stations during landing operations at their base in England, April 2, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Housed in twenty tunnels under the ground somewhere on the West Coast of England, several hundred women are turning out war material in complete safety from air-raid. The tunnels were discovered by the owner of the firm of Wilkie Engineers Ltd., when constructing the foundations for a huge seaside resort and, when war broke out, and were at first used as an air raid shelter both for workers of the firm and for the general public. When Mr. Wilkie entered into government contracts for the production of war material, steps were taken to convert these tunnels into a complete factory. Not only do the women work underground but their welfare is catered for in an extensive manner ranging from canteen, rest room and games room to night club with bar. Emergency provisions can be made to house the full be made to house the full staff in the works day and night in the case of emergency. General view of women working the long bay of machines somewhere on the West Coast of England, community singing keeps them happy at their work on April 2, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Caribbean area commander a sight-seer in Costa Rica-San Jose, Costa Rica, after paying an official visit to President Calderon Guardia of Costa Rica, and visiting Costa Rica Defence Establishments, Lieut. George H. Brett, commanding general of the Caribbean Defense Command, visited famous Irazu Volcano, 12,500 feet above sea level, snapping pictures on the way. General hikes over the edge of the volcano’s crater, to a better photographic vantage point in Costa Rica April 2, 1943. It was the general’s 17th visit to countries within his command, since taking over the post in November. Costa Rican army official are accompanying the general. (AP Photo)

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A long line of Canadian-built tanks loaded on flat cars leaving the Angus shops, Montreal, on the first stage of their long Journey to the Russian front, on April 2, 1942. One hundred of these tanks are being sent to Russia from Canada, each weighs 20 tons and has a top speed of 20 miles per hour. (AP Photo)

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Wellington City and harbour, North Island, New Zealand, on April 2, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Described by company officials as the greatest delivery in aviation history, these camouflaged Lockheed Hudson bombers wait for their flight to Great Britain, at an airfield in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 2, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Colonel Antonio Yuste, the military governor of the Tangiers region, leads the troops in the parade before the caliph and Spanish military authorities during the entry ceremonies, in Tangier on April 2, 1941.. (AP Photo)

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High ranking German officers take the salute at the march past of German troops in Heldenplatz, Vienna, April 2, 1938, to celebrate their entry into Austria. (AP Photo)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MARCH 31-APRIL 1 - FILE - In this April 2, 1937 file photo, Byron Nelson of Reading, Pa., putts on the 18th green during the Augusta National Invitational golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. At he 1937 Masters, Nelson won his first major championship with a stunning rally in the final round. He set the course record with a 66 in the opening round, but a 75 in the third round allowed Ralph Guldahl to take a four-shot lead into the last day. (AP Photo/File)

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Piled high by drifting winds, dust laid a thick film over Tripp and Gregory counties covering everything in its path, April 2, 1935, Northeast South Dakota. These recent pictures show how farm implements and even buildings were nearly buried. (AP Photo)

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President Woodrow Wilson delivers a declaration of war to the joint session of Congress, in Washington, April 2, 1917. (AP Photo)

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King Albert I of Belgium, left, chatting with King Fuad in front of the Royal train in Cairo, Egypt on April 2, 1930. The Belgian royals are on a visit to Egypt. (AP Photo)

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These are the twelve Morgan Country Alabama men, chosen to weigh the evidence in the trial of Heywood Patterson, 19-year-old and first of seven to face re-trial in the Scottsboro attack case. The jury is shown at Decatur, Ala., April, 2,1933 where the case is being tried. (AP Photo)

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