Today in History: April 6

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Ceremony employed by the Eagles Club of Milwaukee to mark the passing of ½ of one percent beer in favor of the 3.2 brew on April 6, 1933. At the stroke of midnight, the Eagles held up their drinking to give near beer a “decent” funeral. The sign over the coffin reads: “Here lie the remains of ½ of 1 percent. May he stay dead and never come to life again." (AP Photo)

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Four women wearing mantillas and Spanish combs during Easter festivities in Madrid, Spain around April 6, 1931.(AP Photo)

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Singer Etta James performs at the Vine St. Bar & Grill in Hollywood, Calif., April 6, 1987. (AP PhotoAlison Wise)

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Bill Gates, Microsoft's billionaire co-founder, holds the packaging for the Microsoft Windows software at the Comdex computer convention in Chicago,Ill., where Microsoft Corp. officially introduce Windows for personal computers, April 6, 1992. The software giant orchestrated a lavish stage show at semiannual Comdex convention to kick off the new Windows, which went on sale worldwide. (AP Photo/Mike Fisher)

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Oscar Collazo, flanked by two unidentified U.S. Marshals, enters court in Washington, D.C., April 6, 1951, to receive two death sentences for the slaying of a White House guard last November, in an attempt upon the life of President Truman. (AP Photo/Byron Rollins)

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Commuters queue waiting for buses at Lisbon's Cais do Sodre public transport hub during a subway workers strike Thursday, April 7, 2011. Portugal asked for a bailout Wednesday to relieve its crushing debt, joining Greece and Ireland by becoming the third eurozone nation to seek outside help amid a bruising financial crisis. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco)

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Firemen and the National Guard were called out to quell rioting that broke out in Washington following the news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., April 6, 1968. (AP Photo)

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A broker works in the trade room of a Portuguese bank during the Portuguese government's Treasury bill sale Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Lisbon. Portugal managed to raise about euro1 billion ($1.4 billion) in a Treasury bill sale Wednesday but paid a high rate for the cash as it appears inevitable the debt-stressed country will soon need a massive bailout. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco)

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The Easter Bunny, John Riley of New York, gets into a taxi, April 6, 1979, in midtown Manhattan, on his way to draw attention to Macy's department store to publicize a flower show there. (AP Photo/NK)

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Sugar Ray Leonard raises his arms in a victory pose, as Marvin Hagler, right, looks on at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 6, 1987. Leonard weighed 158, while Hagler weighted 158 1/2. (AP Photo)

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Presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s wife Hillary Rodham Clinton shares a laugh with Steven Welch, left, during a visit to a kitchen in Manhattan, New York Monday, April 6, 1992. Mrs. Clinton lent a hand preparing meals for home bound people with AIDS at the “God’s Love We Deliver, Inc.” (AP Photo/Chrystyna Czajkowsky)

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A Ghauri missile, shown in this April 6, 1998 photo, during its successful launching test in Pakistan, has a range of about 1,500 kilometers (900 miles). Official sources say Pakistan conducted its own nuclear test Thursday, May 28, 1998, two weeks after the New Delhi government undertook its own nuclear tests, and said it was capping a long-range missile with nuclear heads. The underground tests were detonated in the Chagai region of Pakistans desolate southwestern Baluchistan province, barely 30 miles from the border with Iran and India. (AP Photo/Pakistan Television )

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“This is my new image: the nice Mr. Robert Blake,” says the former “Baretta” tough guy as he takes a break on the stage of his new series, April 6, 1983, Hollywood, Calif. Blake plays the part of Teamster leader James Hoffa in the series “Blood Feud,” which depicts the conflict between Hoffa and Robert F. Kennedy. Blake says, “I shouldn’t have tried to work after ‘Baretta.” I was a walking nervous breakdown and didn’t know it.” (AP Photo/Wally Fong)

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Golfer Charlie Coe makes a splash as he drives his ball from the mud at the edge of a lake bordering the 15th green, during second round of the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga., April 6, 1951. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)

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Indiana State?s basketball star Larry Bird, right, sits with manager Bob Wolf while attending a Boston Celtics game at Boston Garden at night, Friday, April 6, 1979, seated behind Bird is Celtic general manager Red Auerbach. Bird is in Boston by invitation of Auerback who would like to add Bird to the Celtics roster. (AP Photo/Benoit)

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These are some general views of Igor Stravinsky's funeral, April 15, 1971, Venice, Italy. (AP Photo)

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Along America’s highways and byways the hitchhikers are a common part of the scene. One sprawls in the sun as he waits for a ride in Santa Barbara, Calif., April 6, 1971. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

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An Illinois National Guardsman checks a 30-caliber machine gun mounted on the back of a jeep, as flames blaze in the background on Chicago’s West Side, April 6, 1968. The area was the scene of fires, looting and shooting with at least eight deaths contributed to the incident. (AP Photo)

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National Guard patrol the streets in Chicago, following rioting and violence that ensued after the news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 6, 1968. (AP Photo)

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National Guard patrol the streets in Chicago following the riots and violence which ensued after the news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 6, 1968. Numerous row houses destroyed by arson are shown. (AP Photo)

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Fire shoots out from a Baltimore store on Gay Street as looting erupted in a five-block business section in Baltimore, April 6, 1968. Police sealed off the area. (AP Photo)

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Prince Rainer III and Princess Grace of Monaco glance at an unusually long-haired dog at the Monaco Casino during a dog exhibition on April 6, 1967. The royal couple presided over the show. (AP Photo)

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A Mississippi highway patrolman moves out a young demonstrator who took refuge in a car when tear gas was used to disperse some 2000 demonstrators at the entrance of Alcorn A&M College at Lorman, Mississippi, April 6, 1966. Other patrolmen move in as the tear gas billows upward in the background. (AP Photo)

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Italian movie director Vittorio De Sica holds young French actress Christine Delariche in his arms, as they pose in front of the towers of the Munich cathedral, Germany on April 6, 1966. They came for the premiere of their film "A Young World". (AP Photo/Klaus Frings)

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Evelio Duque, center, leader of the 17 anti-Castro raiders that were captured a week ago in the Bahamas, wears a happy expression as he and other members of the band were freed in Miami, Florida on April 6, 1963. One of the raiders, Ramon Sanchez, right, a naturalized American, is whispered to by Miami attorney Charles Ashmann who represents the party. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

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A policeman standing alongside group of indigenous people in Cayenne, French Guyana, April 6, 1964. Once a feared prison colony, French Guyana has become a bustling business community in the last 18 years. The Indians came from the interior to see President De Gaulle of France during his visit. (AP Photo)

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Boy Scouts, Soren Gregersen, 18, left, of Korsor, Denmark, and Kent L. Goering, 18, of Neodesha, Kansas, pose with a map of Greenland at press conference in New York, April 6, 1961, in connection with their return from the army's Camp Century in Greenland. Both boys spent five months at the underground "snow city" in Greenland, serving as junior scientific aides to Army engineers and civilians engaged in polar research. The boys, still in their cold weather outfits, received a 50th anniversary of scouting medal which also makes note of the Greenland expedition. (AP Photo/Hans von Nolde)

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This unidentified teenager found Elvis Presley "too much" when he appeared at the Philadelphia Arena in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 6, 1957. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)

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President John F. Kennedy and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan pose at the rail of the presidential yacht Honey Fitz just before starting a Potomac River cruise in Washington, April 6, 1961. (AP Photo)

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Walter Florell, noted millinery designer, puts in a 62-hour week in dungarees as a mechanic in a plane plant - then turns up at his fashionable salon and goes about creating ladies’ chapeaux. His full day’s war work done, Mr. Florell is in his office designing an intriguing bit of millinery for milady in New York on April 6, 1943. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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President Harry Truman, seated, signs a bill making effective the Upper Colorado River basin compact, April 6, 1949 in Washington. Present for the White House ceremony are, left to right: Sen. Joseph O'Mahoney (D-Wyo.); Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug, rear; Sen. Lester C. Hunt (D-Wyo.); Sen. Clinton P. Anderson (D-N.M.); Sen. Dennis Chavez (D-N.M.). The compact is intended as a basis for development of projects in the basin by apportioning water rights among states involved. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

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Mr. Archie Tighe, instructor for Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Beane brokerage house, is teaching girls the working of the Margin Department in New York on April 6, 1943. The girls receive regular courses, lectures and examinations in various department jobs, and are chosen for their ability. The manpower shortage is bringing more and more women into the investment field picture. (AP Photo/KL)

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Connecticut's Ben Gordon, center, and Taliek Brown, right, laugh together as Emeka Okafor, left, looks on during a homecoming rally for the UConn men's basketball team at Storrs, Conn., Tuesday, April 6, 2004. The Connecticut team won the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship in Monday, April 5, in San Antonio, when they beat Georgia Tech 82-73. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

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Connecticut's Diana Taurasi is mobbed by teammates after UConn won the NCAA Division 1 Women's championship with a 70-61 over Tennessee Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Abdul-Qader, right, the brother of Mohammed De'mes, and his mother who refused to gives her name, left, wait outside the Jordanian military court in Amman, Tuesday April 6, 2004 to hear the sentence of De'mes. Jordan's military court convicted eight Muslim militants and sentenced them to death for the 2002 killing of U.S. aid official in a terror conspiracy linked to al-Qaida. De'mes was one of two others who were convicted and was sentenced to 15 years. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

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Shop assistant Sandra Grimmer, 21 , clears the Shelves of a supermarket in Croydon, England, Tuesday, April 6, 1982 of Argentinian produced corned beef following the seizure of the Falkland Islands. The supermarket, one of the Tesco chain was complying with company policy announced Monday, that all Argentinian produce be withdrawn from sale. .(AP Photo/Robert Dear)

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Some of the 10,000 unemployed protestors expected to greet President Ronald Reagan on his visit to a Pittsburgh hotel await his arrival in a steady rain, April 6, 1983. Reagan is in Pittsburgh to address a National Conference on the Dislocated Worker. (AP Photo/George Widman)

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Prince Rainier of Monaco waves to the crowd during the Monaco National Day parade at the Monaco Palace, in this Nov. 19, 2003, file photo. Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Europe's longest-serving monarch who brought glamor to his Mediterranean principality with his marriage to American Hollywood star Grace Kelly, has died, Monaco's royal palace announced Wednesday April 6, 2005. He was 81.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali raises his fist in play to a laughing Ron Lyle, April 6, 1975 before their appearance with Howard Cosell, center, on ABC-TV?s "Wide World of Sports" in New York. They announced that they will participate in the first live home-televised fight for the heavyweight championship in three years. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Satsuki Oka, a 19-year-old college student and "Miss Tokyo 1981," greets New York City Mayor Ed Koch with a message and gift from his counterpart in Tokyo. Miss Oka made the presentation in Koch's office in New York, Monday, April 6, 1981. (AP Photo/Lederhandler)

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The balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tenn., April 6, 1968, just after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, April 4, 1968. memorial plaque and wreaths on Dr. King's balcony.

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Swimsuits with suspenders, topped with vinyl vests, are shown at British designer John Stephen's fashion show in New York City on April 6, 1966. The black and pale blue striped trunks at left are worn with a white belt, suspenders and white vinyl vest. The black and red plaid trunks are worn with matching suspenders, a red vest and a red vinyl cap. Granny glasses hang from the model's mouth. (AP Photo)

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Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers presents this look to a batter as the ball comes streaking in, usually for the strike, April 6, 1964, Tampa, Fla. Koufax 306 strikeouts last year set a new National League record. He won 25 games, had an E.R.A. of 1.88 to lead the majors. This camera angle, through the screen, was made as Koufax pitched 25 minutes of batting practice as part of his spring training program. (AP Photo)

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Hunting dogs wait for their masters to have a spot or two at the Flask Inn, near Whitby, Yorkshire, England, April 6, 1952. The dogs will be rewarded for their patience as soon as their masters finish their beverages. (AP Photo)

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At the New York Stock Exchange in the cashier's cage, securities are sorted to be delivered to customers against purchases, April 6, 1943. (AP Photo/Charles Kenneth Lucas)

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Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, sleeps in regal peace in her pram, in the sunshine in the gardens of Belgrave Square, in London, on April 6, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Dorothy Schiff, wife of George Backer, assumes her duties as publisher of the New York Post and supervises make up of the first page with compositor John Murdock, April 6, 1942. Hereafter the Post will appear regularly in tabloid form. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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?It?s the most inspirational thing I?ve ever done,? says famed sculptor Jo Davidson as he puts the finishing touches on the bust of Helen Keller while the great woman sits as his model in Davidson's Bucks County, Pa., farm, not far from Philadelphia, April 6, 1942. Davidson has immortalized in marble and bronzes the feature of many of the world?s great men and women, some of whom can be seen on the shelves in the background. (AP Photo/Sam Myers)

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