Today in History - April 26

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Pvt. Carl V. Jeffreys, Jr., left, of Pittsburgh, PA., and SFC William E. Mullen, of Evansville, Ind., stand atop the M48 patton tank they drove 170 miles across the desert in Nevada on April 25, 1955. They’ll be inside the tank at a distance of 3500 yards when the next in a series of atom blasts will be detonated April 26. The atomic device will be set off from a 500-foot tower. (AP Photo)

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Britain's Queen Mary, mother of King George VI, arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, on April 26, 1948, for the silver wedding service for the King and Queen. (AP Photo)

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Republican Party chairman George Bush calls a meeting of the Republican National Committee in Washington, April 26, 1973. He said he is still confident that President Nixon was not involved in any of the Watergate scandals. Bush said, "if I did not have confidence that President Nixon is telling the truth on Watergate, I would not stand here in this posture." (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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Roberto De Vicenzo, who started the final round tied for ninth place, charged from four strokes back with a four-under-part 67 and captured $15,000 first place money in the $85,000 Dallas Open Golf Tournament with a 276 for 72 holes in Dallas on April 26, 1966. Here De Vicenzo is shown holding a glass and bottle of Cabello Negro white tequila. (AP Photo/Ferd Kaufman)

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Media gather near to the apartment in Amstetten, Austria, on Monday, April 28, 2008, where Josef Fritzl imprisoned and abused his own daughter for 24-years in a cellar and fathered seven children with her. Franz Polzer, head of the Lower Austrian Bureau of Criminal Affairs, told reporters Sunday that the 73-year-old father had been taken into custody. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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David Mann walks down Bond Street in London carrying a blue period Picasso painting, and a considerably lighter wallet, April 26, 1967. Mann, head of the Bodley Gallery in New York City, paid $532,000 for the canvas at an auction in Sotheby's in London. The painting is titled "Mere et Enfant de Profil." (AP Photo)

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Arerial view of the building in Amstetten, Austria, center right, with green rooftop garden, where 73-year-old Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter for 24 years in a windowless basement cell and fathering seven children with her, three of whom "never saw sunlight" until they were freed over the weekend. Picture was taken on Monday, April 28, 2008. (AP Photo/inflight gmbh)

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New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, left, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Major Gen. Dennis Nolan and Adm. Yates Stirling, right, as they attended the Rage Ball in the Hotel Astor in New York, April 26, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Firefighter Skip Fernandez of Miami, Fla., rests his head on his search dog, Aspen, after finishing his 12-hour shift looking for survivors or victims at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City April 26, 1995. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Conan O?Brien, left, who will take David Letterman?s spot on ?Late Night,? is welcomed to NBC by Jay Leno during taping of ?The Tonight Show,? April 26, 1993 in Burbank, California. O?Brien, was a former writer for "Saturday Night Live." (AP Photo/Julie Markes)

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Joe Montana, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, sits in the seat of his new 1990 Chrysler Convertible displaying the Professional Athlete of the Year award given to him by Victor Potamkin of the Potamkin Corp., Thursday, April 26, 1990 in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan, escorted by young children, Chinese President Li Xiannian, left, and a policeman, walk down the red carpet during arrival ceremonies, April 26, 1984 in Peking. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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Artist Andy Warhol, left, and actress Grace Jones, right, react to the crowd outside St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis, Massachusetts on April 26, 1986 after attending the wedding of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (AP Photo/Jeff Markowitz)

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President Ronald Reagan and China's President Li Xiannian review the military honor guard after President Reagan arrived in Peking, April 26, 1984. (AP Photo/David Kennerly)

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First lady Nancy Reagan looks back at President Ronald Reagan as they are greeted during arrival ceremonies, April 26, 1984 in Peking. In back is Chinese President Li Xiannian. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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President Ronald Reagan and President Li Xiannian hold talks at the Great Hall of the People, April 26, 1984 in Peking, China. Reagan arrived in Peking on Thursday to start a six-day visit. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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The Norwegian Navy frigate “Knm Stravanger” at Oslo, Monday, April 26, 1977 flowing through oil slick from Bravo platform blowout. Five navy vessels are guarding the area against unauthorized vessels. (AP Photo/VG)

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Lolo, the German shepherd with an overabundance of maternal instinct, helps these kittens' natural mother clean, groom and care for them in Jacksonville, Fla., April 26, 1972. If the kittens wander far away, Lolo wails until they come back. The dog had a litter of pups three years ago and seems to have regained the feeling of motherhood. (AP Photo)

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The task of shopping in any big city is arduous and Tokyo is no exception. So that shoppers may relax one store installed these booths for their customer to sit in and watch their favorite programs on small television stets on April 26, 1968. And then, probably during the commercials, back to the counters. (AP Photo)

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Workmen give minute touches inside the United States Pavilion before opening of Montreal’s Expo 67 on April 26, 1967. A model of the Lunar Excursion module, scheduled to land Apollo astronauts on the moon, is at right simulated moon surface. An Apollo spacecraft that made an unmanned dangles from three parachutes suspended from ceiling of the bubble building. Below parachute at left is a Lunar Orbiter. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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Heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier is surrounded as he makes an appearance before a group of youngsters at a New York boy’s club on April 26, 1971. Frazier autographed photos, answered questions, jumped on a pogo stick and promoted physical fitness. He also signed a contract to fight for physical fitness across the country as a sporting goods company representative. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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Jubilant Korean students swarm over a tank in Seoul on April 26, 1960, after a civilian rebellion toppled Syngman Rhee from the presidency of South Korea. (AP Photo)

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At last, after a cold and rainy month of March and early April, spring seems to have come to France. Over the Easter weekend, France on April 26, 1962, where it had snowed barely a week before, was bathed in glorious sunshine, and holiday makers in swim suits lay out on the sand. Some of them even went into the blue Mediterranean. (AP Photo)

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Anton Preisinger and Annemarie Dengg study their roles for traditional Passion Play in May at German village of Oberammergau on April 26, 1960. Preisinger will play role of Jesus and Miss Dengg will portray Mary in the play. (AP Photo)

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Since the British freed Belsen concentration camp, everything possible has been done to make the children forget any horrors they may have seen there. Most of these children had Jewish blood and many of their parents died in the camp. British soldiers have given up their cigarette rations to the adults and their sweets ration to the children of Belsen camp. Toys have also been requisitioned from nearby towns. Children playing on the swings at the Belsen concentration camp, Germany on April 26, 1945, which are erected by a R.E.M.E. detachment. A British soldier gives a helping hand. (AP Photo)

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Toddler dressed in the costume of a fireman of old Japan, is waiting for a procession to get under way in the Shibuya section of Tokyo on April 26, 1949, when members of the Buddhist sect there staged a festival parade before selecting a site for a new shrine. Young and old the children gaily clad in ancient costumes marched around the limits of the neighborhood, followed by Buddhist monks and nuns who carried gifts of food and incense burners to be set up at the location of the proposed temple. The festival procession was only preliminary to the choosing of the temple site, which will be decided in the near future by monks and elders of the neighborhood at a time when ceremony the children enjoyed cakes and a soft drink and their elders feasted and sang. (AP Photo/C.P.Gorry)

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U.S. and Russian troops meet on the wrecked bridge over the Elbe River at Torgau, Germany, April 26, 1945. The Americans, left, and Russian soldiers are shown as they reach out to grasp each other's hands. (AP Photo)

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About 1,000 soldiers, sailors, Marines and Sea Bees gathered at dawn on Easter Sunday for a non-secretarian service in Guadalcanal on April 26, 1944. The worshipers gathered near the mouth of the Tenaru River, scene of bloody fighting in the stages of the Guadalcanal campaign. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

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President Manuel Avila Camacho of Mexico, left, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, on U.S. president’s arrival in Monterrey, Mexico on April 26, 1943. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)

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An American PBY Catalina flying boat taking off, on April 26, 1944. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Jimmy Doolittle, wife of Major General Jimmy Doolittle, who led the raid on Tokyo. Addressed a War Workers’ rally on behalf of the 2nd War Loan on the steps of the General Post office building, April 26, 1943. (AP Photo)

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A squadron of Fairey Battle bombers flying over the Hornchurch Aerodrome on April 26, 1939. (AP Photo)

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The decision of the British Government to introduce a measure of conscription the announcement of which is expected to be made by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on April 26, has already had one result. This is seen at the different recruiting stations, particularly in London, where large crowds of young men have been presenting themselves for enlistment throughout the day, displaying in full measure the national determination that we should be fully prepared to meet any emergency threatening from aboard. A large queue of would-be recruits lining up at Great Scotland Yard, London, on April 26, 1939, under the watchful eye of a recruiting sergeant. (AP Photo)

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This aerial view shows a Wednesday matinee crowd outside the Shubert Theatre in New York City for one of the final performances of "A Chorus Line," April 26, 1990. The show will close Saturday, April 28, ending its 15-year run with 6,137 performances, making it the longest running musical in history. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC., Wednesday, April 26, 1989 after sitting in while the court listened to arguments in a Missouri abortion case. The court's decision may overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade case which legalized abortion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter visits the Liberty Bell on a campaign swing in Philadelphia, April 26, 1976. He and other candidates are in Pennsylvania for Primary elections Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

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An armed student patrols the outside of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, April 26, 1980, walking past a "Death To Carter" sign on the wall. With the news of the abortive U.S. mission to rescue the hostages, there has been a dramatic increase in such security patrols. (AP Photo)

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Castro's militias are ready to go in to the operations zone, April 26, 1961, Bahía de Cochinos, Cuba. (AP Photo/Raoul Fornezza)

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Seven-year-old Mimi Meade winces from the sting as Dr. Richard Mulvaney inoculates her April 26, 1954 in McClean, Va., with the new Salk polio vaccine. Mrs. John Lucas, a registered nurse, holds Mimi's arm steady as she gets one of the first injections of the countrywide test. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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Within one year, Alicia Alonso has become Cuba's favorite Ballet dancer. Twelve months ago, Alicia was living in New York and out of a job. She organized her own company, brought it to Cuba, and became a tremendous hit. Alicia is shown in her dressing room on April 26, 1949 in Havana. (AP Photo)

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Where once stood countless tenement flats and warehouses of Manhattan’s Gas House district, only scars of their existence remain on April 26, 1946. In this area, from 14th to 20th streets on the island’s East Side, wreckers are preparing the site for construction of Stuyvesant Town, the city’s newest multi-million dollar housing project. This view taken looking north at 14th Street. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)

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The 1,000 lb German bomb in St. James Park, London, England was blown up by charges of gun cotton. The charges were detonated by means of electrical contact from an outhouse 120 yards away from the 31 foot deep shaft in which the bomb lay. The scene as the bomb was exploded, with debris blown into the air, April 26, 1946. Nelsons Column is seen to the left of the column of smoke, and the church of St. Martin in the Fields, is at extreme left. (AP Photo)

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These survivors of the April 6th crash of a Navy Catalina plane in the Caribbean playing Bingo at the Naval Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 26, 1944. From left to right are: Ralph Miller, 352 E. 73rd St., Chicago, Ill., Elwood Brauer, 387 W. Reitter St., Stratford, Conn.; Leroy Dellmyer, 3953 Frontenac St., Frankford, Pa.; Valentine Bialek, 541 Minor St., Reading, Pa.; Andrew Conti, 347 N. 64th St., Philadelphia, Pa.; and Angelo N. Quaglia, 436 Hancock St., S. Plainfield, N.J (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, center left, Germany's "Reichsfrauenfuehrerin" (Empire's Women Leader) crosses her arms as she talks Italian fascist women in their uniforms and black hats, during her visit to Rome, Italy, April 26, 1941. (AP Photo)

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New Zealanders and Indian Corps are beating all records in laying miles in Libya, April 26, 1942 on of desert railway track. Picture shows tanks being taken to the base made fighting fit in a short time. The railway plays a great part in tank weaponry. (AP Photo)

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Her proud lines covered by a dull gray paint, the huge British liner Queen Mary arrived in Sydney, Australia April 26, 1940 after a voyage from New York. It was expected that she would be used to transport Australian troops to the European war theater. (AP Photo)

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King Christian X of Denmark in the park of the Sorgenfri Castle, near Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 26, 1938. With him is his only grandchild, the little Princess Elizabeth. (AP Photo)

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Anthony Eden, British Foreign Secretary, second left had an interview with Paul Van Zeeland, the Belgian Premier, left, and Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium Foreign Minister, second right, at the Belgian Foreign Office in Brussels, on April 26, 1937. Sir Esmond Ovey, British Ambassador in Brussels, stands on the right. (AP Photo)

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Clem Bohn, the American “Bird Man”, shown in the last picture to be made of him alive on earth, taken just before he entered the airplane for his descent in Paris, France on April 26, 1937. Bohn was killed when making an exhibition descent. He leaped from an airplane at a height of 10,000 feet. His first parachute failed to open after he had done his "flying act,"and he crashed to the ground before his second parachute had time to open. (AP Photo)

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Motorized troops are shown leaving Unter Den Linden as Hitler?s birthday parade began several miles farther west on Charlottenburher Chassee, April 26, 1937. Tanks, Machine gun units and motorcycle squads paraded before the chancellor. (AP Photo)

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The ancient Basque village of Guernica is shown after an unprovoked attack by German Luftwaffe on April 26, 1937, in which 1,700 of the 5,000 inhabitants were killed. (AP Photo)

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Outstanding track and field athlete Jesse Owens poses in his Ohio State University jersey, April 26, 1935. As a sophomore at OSU he held the world indoor broad jump record of 25 feet, 9 3/4 inches. (AP Photo)

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Albert Einstein being received at the White House in Washington on April 26, 1921 by President Warren G. Harding and Dr. Charles D. Walcott, Sec. of the Smithsonian Institution, and president of the National Academy of Science. (AP Photo)

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