Today in History: April 11

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Gen. Tommy Franks, head of the U.S. Central Command, meets U.S. Army personnel at the army base in Bagram, Afghanistan, Friday, April 11, 2003. With world attention focused on the war in Iraq, Gen. Franks showed American troops in Afghanistan Friday that they haven't been forgotten. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

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Gen. Tommy Franks, head of the U.S. Central Command, listens to a reporter's question in front of a U.S. flag at the army base in Bagram, Afghanistan, Friday, April 11, 2003. With world attention focused on the war in Iraq, Gen. Franks showed American troops in Afghanistan Friday that they haven't been forgotten. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

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Cary Middlecoff, left, congratulates Claude Harmon after the latter won the Augusta Masters Golf Tournament, April 11, 1948 with a record-tying 279. Middlecoff was second with 284. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)

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FILE - Rep. Michael Myers, second from left, holds an envelope containing $50,000 which he just received from undercover FBI agent Anthony Amoroso, left, in this videotape played at the first Abscam trial Oct. 14, 1980. If the U.S. House decides to expel Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., it will be the first such expulsion since Rep. Michael "Ozzie" Myers, D-Pa., a Philadelphia congressman, was ousted more than two decades earlier for accepting money from FBI agents posing as Arabs in the famed Abscam case. Also shown in the photo, which was made from a television monitor of an NBC-TV broadcast, are codefendant Angelo Errichetti, second from right, and convicted con man Mel Weinberg. In the film “American Hustle,” which opened, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a highly fictionalized telling of the bizarre Abscam FBI corruption sting of the 1970s, the public official on the take is the most selfless character. (AP Photo/files)

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George Bernard Shaw in New York April 11, 1933 in the course of a world tour. (AP Photo)

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Delegates arrive by train in the typical style of the "side door pullman" for the 30th annual Hobo Convention in Altoona, Pa., April 11, 1938. They had weighty matters on their minds for curing business recession. They want freight trains limited to 70 cars, to make more trains and train crews. They would exempt railroad stocks from taxation until carriers "get on their feet." The convention opened in Altoona on April 10. (AP Photo/Bill Allen)

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-- FIFTH OF 11 PHOTOS BY JEROME DELAY--Edin Sejdic, 4, sits in the living room of a borrowed house where he and his family live on April 11, 1997 in Sarajevo. Edin's brother, Hajrudin, was nine-years-old when he was killed accidently by a truck flying a U.N. flag in September, 1995. The children's father, Jusuf, sits in the background at left. Name of the child on right is unavailable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Ed Douglas, of the Duke Lacrosse team speaks, with teammate Matt Danowski at left, at a news conference on the Duke University campus, Wednesday, April 11, 2007, in Durham, N.C. Douglas spoke to the teams reaction following prosecutors dropping all remaining charges against three Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper at a team party. (AP Photo/Karl B. DeBlaker)

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In front of an anti-aircraft gun, Iranian women make their way at the conclusion of a rally in front of the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility, some 200 miles (322 km) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Thursday, March 9, 2006, to support Iran's nuclear programs. Iran said Thursday it won't be bullied into abandoning its nuclear program, rejecting its referral to the U.N. Security Council as "unjust." Both President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ali Khamenei were defiant in the face of the mounting international pressure on Iran over its nuclear program. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 18--Naila Kljaho,66, holds spent cartridges collected in Dobrinja, a Sarajervo neighborhood on April 11, 1997. On a good day Kljaho collects about five pounds of shells, ``that is just enough for a loaf of bread and some cigarettes,'' she explained. Five years ago Kljaho was a married receptionist at a holiday hotel in the town of Foca, she fled when the town was taken by the Serbs in the Bosnian war. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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An agricultural worker clips ranunculus flowers from a multi-colored field of blossoms at the Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, Calif., Tuesday April 11, 1995. The flowers commonly known as buttercups are being cut for sale on the upcoming Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

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Supporters of some candidates using a binocular and a video camera check the ballot counting by members of the Central Election Management Comission in Seoul Thursday, April 11, 1996. South Koreans voted in Parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Yun Jai-hyoung)

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Duco, six year-old drug dog of Duesseldorf customs, Thursday, April 11, 1996, at Duesseldorf Airport shown with a Teddy Bear and a high heels lady shoe, where he found drugs. In only two weeks of March 1996, 15.8 kg Cocaine were found at Duesseldorf Airport. (AP-PHOTO/HEINZ DUCKLAU)

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Germany's Bernhard Langer celebrates his 1993 Masters Tournament win Sunday, April 11, 1993 after getting his Green Jacket at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

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One victim of oil pollution a Grebe, April 11, 1969. (AP Photo/Wally Fong

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Hundreds of students take to the streets of Katutura Township, Tuesday, April 11, 1989 in a day of nationwide demonstrations in solidarity with the SWAPO fighters who died in recent fighting in the north of the country. 269 SWAPO insurgents have been killed since the 1st April by South African security forces. (AP Photo)

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Comedian Carol Burnett and actor John Travolta are shown at the 55th Academy Awards where they were both presenters, April 11, 1983, in Hollywood. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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One-night-stand musicians will find this new pneumatic guitar invented by Felix Barrel, a Paris night club musician, a boon. The body of the guitar is entirely collapsible and can be blown up to give normal sounds. Barrel plays his guitar, April 11, 1955. (AP Photo/Jacques Marqueton)

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Close up Italian director Federico Fellini, directing his newest film, ?Satyricon?, on location at the ruins of the ancient Colosseum in Rome, April 11, 1969. (AP Photo)

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The sky at just about sunset on Good Friday, April 11, 1952 silhouettes the Irving Trust Company Building where lights in upper stories were left on to form a cross in the Easter spirit. The skyscraper, which towers over spire of Trinity Church (lower center), is located at 1 Wall Street in the financial district of lower Manhattan, New York City. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)

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Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sits next to the empty chair of ailing Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a special meeting of the cabinet at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Tuesday, April 11, 2006. Israel's Cabinet on Tuesday declared Prime Minister Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated, a decision marking the official end of his five-year tenure. Sharon, 78, suffered a devastating stroke Jan. 4 and has been in a coma since. After the stroke, Ehud Olmert stepped in for him as acting prime minister. Olmert's Kadima Party has since won national election, and Olmert is trying to form a coalition government. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, Pool)

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Walter Florell, well known New York hat designer, today met Richard Waring, right, in New York, April 11, 1947. Waring who plays the part of the "Mad Hatter" in alice in "Wonderland", now playing in New York. The two hatter are shown examining each other's creations. Waring's top piece has a price on it of 10-Shillings 6-Pence, but not Walter's, his would sell for many more Shillings and Pence. (AP Photo)

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The NBC Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, April 11, 1942. (AP Photo)

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A general view of the $1,000,000 luxury yacht Savarona, which has been bought by the Turkish government for President Kemal Ataturk. Officers of the Turkish Navy are supervising the extensive repairs and alterations. The Yacht in dry dock at Southampton, England, on April 11, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Oscar winners Cher, left, and Michael Douglas pose in front of the Oscar statuette at the 60th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Monday night, April 11, 1988. Cher won the best actress award for her role in "Moonstruck." Douglas won the best actor award for his role in "Wall Street." (AP Photo)

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Rep. James Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, leaves the U.S. Federal courthouse Monday, Feb. 25, 2002 in Cleveland. An FBI agent arrived in federal court Monday with a black briefcase containing $24,500 in cash, money the government says was given to U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. as kickbacks from his staff. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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World renowned British actor Sean Connery, famous for his role as secret agent James Bond 007, relaxes at the River Room of the Savoy Hotel in London, United Kingdom on April 11, 1971, after coming back from “The Grave” to take his famous Bond role in the United Artists film versionof the James Bond story “Diamonds Are Forever”. Connery, 40, later left for Las Vegas where filming for the picture is in progress. The actor last made a Bond film in 1967 and subsequently announced his retirement from playing the character. (AP Photo/Bob Dear)

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Turkish singer Leyla Gencer basks in the New York sunshine outside Trans-World Airlines terminal building at JFK Airport in New York, April 11, 1973, shortly after her arrival from Milan. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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This is a skyward view of the Sears Tower building in downtown Chicago, Ill., April 11, 1973. A flash fire in an interior elevator shaft on the 42nd floor killed four workers who were cleaning the shaft. The 42nd level is located just above the midway area where there are no windows. When the building is completed, it will be the world's tallest building. (AP Photo)

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The crew of the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission are shown in their space suits on their way to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Kennedy, Fla., Saturday, April 11, 1970. Flight Commander James A. Lovell Jr., is waving, followed by Lunar Module pilot John L. Swigert Jr., and Command Module pilot Fred W. Haise Jr. An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Anne Bancroft, is shown in April 11, 1968. (AP PHOTO)

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Actress Anne Jeffreys leads a Guernsey cow, Pinegrove Lester’s Polly, along New York’s upper Broadway, on their way to a television rehearsal in New York on April 11, 1956. Anne had to practice milking the cow, and make it look as is she’d been doing it all her life, for “Being Nice to Emily” on “Star State” (NBC-TV) on April 13. Polly is owned by John Frost of Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bob Wands )

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Under the colors of the South, South Korean soldiers who are taking tank-infantry instruction from the 45th Division's 245th Tank battalion ride with a platoon from Company A which has Confederate flags waving from the aerial of every tank on April 11, 1952. (AP Photo)

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During his visit to a U.S Heavy Bomber station, somewhere in England, on April 11, 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, named one of the latest models of the Flying Fortress, General Ike, by smashing a bottle of Mississippi river water against the baffle of the 50-calibre guns jutting out of the nose of the aircraft. (AP Photo)

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Center George Mikan (99) of Minneapolis Lakers, who scored 40 points for a new professional tournament record, shoots for basket in first quarter of game with New York Rens at Chicago Stadium, April 11, 1948. Trying to block shot are center Dolly King (left) and forward Duke Cumberland (right) of the Rens. The Lakers won, 75-71, to clinch the professional tournament. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)

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The Wallendas perform their high wire act April 11, 1944, high above the ring at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Wallendas' program is part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. (AP Photo/DG)

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The Germans said they captured these prisoners of war during the first active service of the Nazi tank corps on the Libyan front April 11, 1941. (AP Photo)

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German Messerschmitt planes are stationed at an airport which the Nazis said they established on the desert’s edge, somewhere in Africa, April 11, 1941. (AP Photo)

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In this April 11, 1938 photo, Teddy Kennedy, center, and his sister Jean attend the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, London, as their father, the new American ambassador, Joseph Kennedy, paid a call on the king. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night, Aug. 25, 2009, at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. (AP Photo)

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The second annual Zion Passion Play, given under auspices of overseer Wilbur Glenn Voliva, presented as a series of performances to end May 24. Last year’s presentation attracted 65,000 persons. This Lord’s supper players flanking Leroy J. Peacy, depicting Christ in Zion, Illinois on April 11, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Singer Todd Duncan pictured with his wife Gladys and son Charles in this April 11, 1938 file photo. Todd Duncan, an operatic baritone who originated the role of Porgy in George Gershwin's ``Porgy and Bess,'' died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998 of a heart ailment at his home in Washington. He was 95. Duncan was a pioneer in desegregating American opera. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Col. Charles A. Lindbergh is shown at the controls of his Mohawk two-place, low-wing monoplane during a test flight over Berkshire on April 11, 1936. The airplane, fitted with an American Menasco six cylinder, super-charged 200 horse power unit, was designed by F.G. Miles and built to Lindbergh's requirements from Phillips & Powis Ltd. of Reading Aerodrome. (AP Photo)

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Prince Henri, the Count of Paris and his cousin and new wife Princess Isabelle of Orleans Braganza, after their wedding ceremony in Paleromo, Italy around April 11, 1931. (AP Photo)

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Gruesome relics of the Communist occupation of Southern Kiangsi province. The former beheading grave of the Red Army at Ningtu, China April 11, 1935, Communist stronghold recapitated by the armies of Chiang Kai-shek. The sign, newly posted by the military authorities, draws attention of the villagers to the grisly exhibit. The skulls are allegedly those of prisoners decapitated by the Red executioners. (AP Photo)

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Picture shows the spotlight illumination of Stresa on April 11, 1935, on occasion of the conference. Spotlights searched the sky without interruption the whole night. (AP Photo)

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