Today in History - April 25

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Mark Rudd, a leader of the student protest at Columbia University in New York City,is interviewed outside Low Memorial Library, background, April 25, 1968, which has been occupied since April 24 by students. Rudd said the purpose of the protest was to "hit at" what he claimed was the university's policy of "racism and support for imperialism." Standing on ledge, center, with hands in pockets, is Juan Gonzalez, another of the student leaders. (AP Photo)

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Card files made by the Wheeldex Manufacturing Co. shows files on wheels containing as many as 100,000 cards, shown in New York, April 25, 1941. (AP Photo/Walter Durkin)

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FILE - In this April 25 1974 file picture, people cheer soldiers in a tank driving through downtown Lisbon during a military coup. Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers swept away a four-decade dictatorship. The almost bloodless coup brought what for the Portuguese were novelties _ the right to vote, universal health care, public education, old-age pensions and labor rights. (AP Photo/Antonio Aguiar)

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These U.S. infantry units, after extensive maneuvers in England, start the march back to their camps on April 25, 1944, some of which are 15 miles away. (AP Photo)

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Fireboat “Seaway Falcon” wets down Bravo platform in the North Sea in Stavanger, Norway on April 25, 1977 in an effort to prevent fire from engulfing the rig which has been spilling oil for the past three days. (AP Photo)

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The supply barge which is the base for the operation of the stoppage of the oil leak from the “Bravo” platform in Stavanger, Norway on April 25, 1977. (AP Photo/OC)

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Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman smiles outside the White House fence after he and rock singer Grace Slick were turned away from a ladies? tea for Finch College Alumnae which Tricia Nixon was hosting in Washington, April 25, 1970. Hoffman was to be Miss Slick?s "bodyguard" but not being a Finch alumna neither of them were able to chat with the president's daughter. (AP Photo)

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Gov. Russell W. Peterson and his wife Lillian lend a hand in the massive state wide clean up campaign in Camden, Delaware, April 25, 1970. The effort is in conjunction with Earth Week activities in the state. (AP Photo)

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A new important archeological find - and tourist attraction - is being uncovered in Cholula, 90 miles south of Mexico City in the state of Puebla, April 25, 1967. In Cholula, already known as the “town of churches,” which draws tourists, an ancient religious center of far greater importance has been discovered. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Marine Pfc. Leonard Siler of Rochester, N.Y., sits in doorway of a hut smoking a cigarette after he was hit by five Viet Cong bullets, four in the leg and one in the arm, in Danang, April 25, 1965. The bullets from Viet Cong machine gun were virtually spent and he was not seriously hurt. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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Delegates to the United Nations? security conference listen attentively to the Voice of President Truman whose radio address opened the First Plenary Session of the parley at San Francisco on April 25, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Civil rights marchers parade down Columbus Ave. in Boston led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., en route to historic Boston Common, April 25, 1965. King addressed a crowd on the Common. He came to Boston to lead the demonstration to protest segregation in schools, jobs and housing. (AP Photo)

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To their two previous Yuma, Ariz., weddings, film comedian Stan Laurel and his third wife, Vera Ivanova Shuvalova, Russian dancer known as Illeana, added a third marriage ceremony, the Russian Orthodox, at their Beverly Hills, California home on April 25, 1938. Holding candles in their hands and with crowns held over their heads, they are shown during the ceremony, left to right: Laurel, Sergei Tomoff, Mrs. Laurel, Serge Malavsky and Father Leonid Znamensky. (AP Photo)

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About 5,000 persons gathered at the site of the former Nazi extermination camp in a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Allied Armies in Bergen-Belsen, West Germany, April 25, 1965. (AP Photo/Lohm)

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US Air Force Captain J.W. Edwards inspects Anti-personal or fragmentation bombs loaded on a Mustang, on an airfield somewhere in England, on April 25, 1944 (AP Photo)

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Interior of the Basilica at Quebec, on April 25, 1938, in which special services will be celebrated during the forthcoming National Eucharistic Congress. (AP Photo)

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Tanks and armored personnel carriers of the Fifth Mechanized Division churn up turf as they leave an encampment just south of the demilitarized zone in South Vietnam on April 25, 1969, showing evidence of the damage inflicted during the night by North Vietnamese engineers. Thirteen GIs were killed, 24 were wounded and seven vehicles were damaged or destroyed when the North Vietnamese hit the encampment in the night, carrying Bangalore torpedoes. (AP Photo/Robert Ohman)

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The Basilica in Quebec, on April 25, 1938, where special services will be celebrated during the National Eucharistic Congress. This is the fourth church to stand on the same site in the centre of the old walled city. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appears in deep thought at a press conference in Atlanta, Ga., on April 25, 1967. King announced that he would not be a candidate for the president of the United States. King predicted that black and white students will go to jail rather than fight in Vietnam. (AP Photo)

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Fred Montgomery teaches pre-school youngsters in a Head Start class sponsored by the Coahoma project son April 25, 1966 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

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Chris Ryel, 17-months old, bawls after swallowing a two-drop dose of the new Sabin live-virus polio vaccine at a city health center in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25, 1960. Kay Saalfeld, right, public health service nurse, cuddles Chris in his distress. This was the second day of week-long doses of the vaccine given to pre-school tots. This is the first mass trial in America, of vaccine developed by Dr. Albert Sabin of Cincinnati, noted virus researcher. (AP Photo/Gene Smith)

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The first 16mm camera demonstrated at simultaneous press previews in Chicago and New York by Bell and Howell, April 25, 1956. (AP Photo)

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This is a general view of Grant Ave., the main thoroughfare of San Francisco's Chinatown, Ca., shown on April 25, 1952. (AP Photo)

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Billy de Vore sits at the wheel of a six-wheel championship racing car at Arlington, Texas on April 21, 1948, said to be the first in the United States. He put the car through trial runs at Arlington Downs raceway prior to driving it in the 100-mile national championship AAA race on April 25. The car was built by Pat Clancy, former race driver and a trucking executive, of Memphis, Tennessee. (AP Photo)

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Representatives of 50 countries are seen at the U.N. Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter, on April 25, 1945, in San Francisco, California. (AP Photo)

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Infantrymen of the U.S. First Army , left, extend welcoming hands to Russian troops on a damaged bridge over the Elbe River at Torgau, Germany on April 25, 1945, near the end of World War II. (AP Photo)

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A British Guardsman provides covering fire for his platoon as they advance through Zeven, Germany, April 25, 1945. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth)

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American soldiers established a beachhead after disembarking from assault landing craft in combined American British invasion maneuvers in England, April 25, 1944. (AP Photo)

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With Falla sitting close against his side, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt listens to an army band concert from the rear platform of his train at Fort Riley, Kansas on April 25, 1943. (AP Photo)

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One of China’s most popular pilot-heros, Maj. Lung Ming-Teh, twice-decorated by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, points to the number on a United States Army bomber at the La Junta, Colorado, air base April 25, 1943. On the 18th day of the ninth month, 1932, the Japanese invaded lung’s home province in Manchuria and this B-25 bomber might help drive the invader away. The major and the five Chinese pilots – all sub-lieutenants-are training at La Junta. They are, left to right: Hsu Tien-Chi, Tsao Kwang-Kuei, Yang Shun-Wei, Yi Ying-Cheng and Wu Chieh-Sung. (AP Photo)

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The 8th offensive, concentrated on a 6-mile front between the sea and main road which strikes north from Medinine Village to Mareth itself and leads ultimately to Gabes, has had its initial success. All its primary objectives have been captured. Minefields have been cleared and the way is open for the main British armoured forces to make their assault on the Mareth line. Furious fighting continues. Sapper John McKay, of Sheffield, who has spent two years with the 8th army laying and lifting thousands of mines on April 25, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Enlisted personnel of the Marines, WAACS and WAVES in one of the dormitories in New York, April 25, 1943. Under military regulations, separate quarters are provided for officers and enlisted women. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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A Bren gun carrier leads an Indian Sikh Battalion, which is cooperating with British Forces in the Western Desert operations somewhere in Africa on April 25, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and his children, Jean, left, and Eric, with one of the circus clowns, Lew Jacobs, as they watched the big show in Madison Square Garden, New York on April 25, 1942. A good time was had by all. (AP Photo/RW)

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Wearing ill-fitting clothes, some of GI origin, these young Koreans aid in road repair on April 25, 1942. Youngster at right appears to be having difficulty with a co-worker who holds box-like contraption on his back. This box is filled with dirt and operates by opening hinged boom with rope carried over the shoulders. When dirt has been carried to desired location, the hinged bottom is lowered and the dirt settles where needed. (AP Photo/Gene Smith)

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Interest centers on an elephant act, as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus gives a 12-act performance outdoors for patients at Bellevue Hospital in New York, April 25, 1941. More than 5,000 persons were in attendance. (AP Photo)

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Members of the supreme lodge of the order of Ahepa were received by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House, Washington on April 25, 1941. From left to right are: C.N. Diamond, Detroit, supreme governor; G.C. Vournas, Washington, supreme vice president; P.T. Kourides, New York, supreme secretary; C. D. Kotsilibas, Worcester, Mass., supreme treasurer; Daniel Pananicles, Syracuse, N.Y., supreme counselor; G.T. Kisciras, Cheyenne, Wyo., supreme governor; Van A. Nomikos, Chicago, supreme president. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)

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A group of Seminole Indians from the Florida Everglades have pitched their camp at the New York World's Fair where they loom as one of the attractions of the amusement zone, April 25, 1939. A family scene in one of the native huts, where an ancient sewing machine adds a modern note. (AP Photo)

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Sir John Simon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced this year’s budget in the House of Commons on April 25. Interest in his proposals is keener than ever this year, owing to the probability of the imposition of new taxes and the increases of others to pay for the armaments programme. Sir John Simon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer holds up the case containing his Budget speech so that the crowd can see it as he left the Treasury for the House of Commons in London, on April 25, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Oval shaped study of President Frankiln D. Roosevelt, and portrait of Naval hero John Paul Jones on wall on right, in the White House presidential study, shown on April 25, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Stan Laurel, wry-faced film comedian and his third wife, Vera Shuvalova, Russian dancer, known as Illeana, will wed again for the third time. Previously wed twice at Yuma, Ariz., because of legal difficulties with Laurel's second wife, Virginia Ruth Laurel, the couple is filing a notice of international to wed at Los Angeles on April 22, 1938 in order to have a Russia Orthodox wedding ceremony scheduled for April 25. (AP Photo)

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The second full dress rehearsal of the Coronation procession was held here. Despite the early hour huge crowds lined the Coronation route and cheered enthusiastically when the empty coach which will bear the King and Queen, drove by. The Royal State Coach, with full equipage, passing through Horse Guard’s Parade during the Coronation rehearsal, in London, April 25, 1937. (AP Photo)

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AVIATION EXHIBITION JUMP SKYFLYING FRONT MOUNTED PARACHUTE DEATH ACCIDENT ARMS SPREAD

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Jesse Owens, center, Ohio State University, crosses the tape at the finish line in the 100-meter dash at the Penn Relay Carnival in Philadelphia, Pa., April 25, 1936. Owens set a new Penn Relays record with a time of 10.5 seconds. Samuel Stroller of Michigan is second. (AP Photo)

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Shirley Temple celebrates her recent birthday in Hollywood with her mother Gertrude Temple. She entertained more than a hundred children of Los Angeles and Hollywood journalists at the party on April 25, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Don Bradman, seen smiling, is greeted by Douglas Hogg, known as Lord Hailsham, President of the Marylebone Cricket Club on arrival at Waterloo Station in London, England on April 25, 1934. The main body of the Australian cricket test team arrived with Bradman who is vice captain of the team and captain Bill Woodfull. They were greeted by committee members of the M.C.C and a number of county cricketers. (AP Photo/Len Putnam)

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Lt. Col. Luis Yudico, left, and Major H.L. Andrews, American flier employed by Mexican army inspect an aerial bomb which has just been uncrated by two soldiers at the front at Naco, Sonora, April 25, 1929. (AP Photo)

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Dramatist G. B. Shaw with a group of Maoris at Ohinemutu, Rotorua, New Zealand, April 25, 1934, during his current tour in southern seas with Mrs. Shaw. With him, on his right, is Alf Warbrick, one of the best known Maori Guides. The latter said Shaw was one of the fastest walkers he had ever met, and Mr. Warbrick has walked plenty. (AP Photo)

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American racing motorist Frank Lockhart, before his attempt on the world land speed record, in his Stutz Black Bear on Daytona Beach, Florida, on April 25, 1928. Lockhart was killed in his attempt. (AP Photo)

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American racing motorist Frank Lockhart, before his attempt on the world land speed record, in his Stutz Black Bear on Daytona Beach, Florida, on April 25, 1928. Lockhart was killed in his attempt. (AP Photo)

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This aerial view shows refugee camps set up to shelter those without homes in the aftermath of the Mississippi River flooding, April 25, 1927. The Mississippi River burst its manmade levees April 20 after torrential rains, leaving people without homes and dependent on the Red Cross for food and shelter. The great flood of 1927 left 246 people dead and displaced 700,000. (AP Photo)

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