Today in History: April 27

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Captain Roald Amundsen April 27, 1923. (AP Photo)

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A woman sifts through the destruction of a former T Mobile office after a tornado struck, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa, Ala. wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/Caroline Summers)

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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds his dog "Her" by the ears as White House visitors look on, April 27, 1964, on the White House lawn, Washington, D.C. At left is President Johnson's other dog, "Him." This picture raised criticism from dog lovers. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

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This document released by the White House Wednesday, April 27, 2011, shows a copy of a letter regarding President Obama's birth certificate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Visitors walk through one of the four tubes for a new underground railway system as the fourth tube is completed at Berlin s Potsdamer Platz, Friday, April 27, 2001. Within the next years four tunnels will be drilled under the central part of the city, connecting the new main station Lehrter Bahnhof with the areas in the north and the south of the German capital. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)

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Actress Raquel Welch throws up her hands is dismay as it begins to rain as she looks at the London skyline during a party held at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, April 27, 1969. She is visiting London with her husband, Patrick Curtis. The party was held to celebrate two new projects for Miss Welch. (AP Photo)

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Boston Red Sox first baseman Brian Daubach is unable to catch a foul ball off the bat of Kansas City Royals' Mike Sweeney during the second inning at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday, April 27, 2001. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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U.S soldiers on the ground watch as members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade parachute near the Eastern Kosovo town of Vitina Friday April 27, 2001. Around 160 soldiers were dropped in Kosovo on the first day of a NATO-exercise code named "Active Response 2001 Adventure Express". (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

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Adriano Celentano performs during his show in Milan Thursday, April 27, 2001. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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A currency dealer on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange flashes a hand signal during Friday's morning trading in Tokyo April 27, 2001. The dollar bought 123.45 yen in late morning, up 1.01 yen from late Thursday. On the view that Japan's new government will not intervene to prop up the Japanese currency rose the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Bulgarian Milena Trendafilova lifts 105 kg. in her 69 kg. snatch catergory during the 13th Women's European Weightlifting Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Thursday, April 27, 2000. Milena Trendafilova won the gold medal in snatch with 105 kg. (AP Photos/Murad Sezer)

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John McCain walks inside the Hoa Lo prison, nicknamed "The Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, Vietman on April 27, 2000 where McCain was kept as a prisoner of war from October 1967 until March 1973. McCain was visiting as Vietnam marked the 25th anniversary of the end of the war. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Standing on a hill above Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., Krista Sleeth, Bev Fleer, and Cindy Sleeth hug during a moment of silence Tuesday, April 27, 1999 for the vicitims of the shooting spree at school one week ago. Krista, Bev and Cindy are three generations of the same family. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green)

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"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno greets fans before dedication ceremonies for his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Los Angeles' Hollywood district. Leno chose the location, Hollywood Boulevard at Highland Avenue, because he said very early in his career he was twice detained there for vagrancy by the Los Angeles Police Department. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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** FILE ** EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT ** This is one of the pictures German defense minister Rudolf Scharping presented to the public at a press conference in Bonn, Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Scharping said the photographs were taken January 29, 1999, by a German member of an international OSCE observer mission. Photos show 15 corpses found in the village of Rogova in what appears to be a farmyard. (AP Photo/GERMAN DEFENSE MINISTRY/HO)

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FILE--Trumpeter Al Hirt poses in his French Quarter nightclub in New Orleans in this October 1991 file photo. Hirt, whose power and technique made him ``The King of the Trumpet'' in the 1960s when he won a Grammy for his hit ``Java,'' died at his home in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday, April 27, 1999. He was 76. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

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Police attempt to breakup a sit-in protest by a number of police wives demanding higher pay for their husbands, in downtown Santiago, Chile, Monday, April 27, 1998. (AP Photo/Santiago Llanquin)

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German Chancellor Helmut Kohl wipes his head prior to a party directory meeting in Bonn Monday, April 27, 1998, one day after his Christian Democratic Party lost the state elections in the German State Saxony-Anhalt Sunday. (AP PHOTO/Fritz Reiss)

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Carmelino Altamirano looks at a flooded tomb at the cemetery of Canada de Ombu, Santa Fe, some 500 miles, 800 kms, northeast of Buenos Aires Monday, April 27, 1998. Weeks of heavy rains touched off the worst flooding in Argentina in decades, killing 18 people. (AP Photo/Alfredo Sanchez-La Nacion)

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SWAT team members stand with their weapons drawn inside the doors of a New Bedford, Mass., McDonalds fast food restaurant early Monday morning, April 27, 1998. One gunman was killed and another escaped with two hostages. The gunman who was still unaccounted for early Monday morning dropped off the women unharmed in New York City according to police.(AP Photo/Matt York)

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FILE -- Voters in Hundwil, Ausserrhoden, Switzerland, vote for the last time on their traditional ''Landsgemeinde'' (a communal political institution) by showing of hands on April 27, 1997. They vote for the abolition of the Landsgemeinde which was for their supporters the most traditional institution of Swiss-type direct democracy but the opposing party argued that it is pure folklore. (AP Photo/Michele Limina)

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On last day of the El Toro Air Show, Sunday, April 27, 1997 at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, Calif., one of several aerial fly teams offer the crowd thrilling flying antics by vintage airplanes for the final time as the base is scheduled for closure. (AP Photo/Tammy Lechner

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Irish folk dancer Michael Flatley, 38, performs tap dance steps during a performance in his production of "Lord of the Dance" as he is backed up by a corps of Irish folk dancers in the show Sunday, April 27, 1997, in Boston. The production combined electronic stage pyrotechnics and Irish folk dance with less restrained styles of dance, such as flamenco, to tell a medieval tale. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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FILE--Singer Bob Dylan is seen in this April 27, 1965 file picture in London. Outraging some members of the Sixties generation, a major Canadian bank is using Dylan's 1964 protest anthem, "The Times They Are A-Changin'" as the theme of its current public relations campaign. Fans are aiming their wrath not only at the bank of Montreal but also at Dylan. (AP Photo)

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A charred airplane lays on the runway of James Spriggs Payne International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia Saturday April 27, 1996 after factional fighting destroyed the airport facility and all of the aircraft. Liberians are trying to rebuild their homes and businesses during a week of calm in the capital but most of Monrovia's infrastructure has been destroyed. (AP Photo/ David Guttenfelder)

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Former gymnastic stars Bart Conner, left, and Nadia Comaneci, right, kiss after their wedding at a Romanian Orthodox church in Bucharest, Saturday, April 27, 1996. Conner, a US citizen, was a medalist during the 1984 Olympics, Comaneci, a native Romanian, won five medals at the 1976 Olympics, and another four at the 1980 Olympics. (AP Photo /Andrei Iliescu)

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Scotland's Graham Obree in action before he set a new world record for the one-hour cycling event in Bordeaux, France, on April 27, 1994. (AP Photo)

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Bob Zemeckis, director of the movie "Forrest Gump," takes his turn carrying the Olympic Flame on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles Saturday, April 27, 1996, during the first day of the symbolic fire's 15,000 mile, 84-day trip to Atlanta. Zemeckis has said he got interested in carrying the torch after making "Gump," in which the title character, among other things, runs across a big chunk of the United States. Behind him is escort runner Stan Horst. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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North Koreans pay homage to a bronze statue of Kim Il Sung measuring some 60 feet tall in central Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, April 27, 1995. For outsiders, the personality cults that North Korea has built around late leader Kim Il Sung and his son and apparent heir, Kim Jong Il, are almost unimaginable in their slavishness. But for North Koreans, worshipping the Kims is as much a part of life as breathing.(AP Photo/John Leicester)

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FILE:- Dempsey the pit bull terrier bitch, is seen here in this April 27, 1995 file photo. A policeman arrested Dempsey in west London in July 1992 after he saw Mark Cichon - owner Diane Fanneran's nephew - remove the dogs muzzel so she could vomit. A magistrates' court fined Cichon 50 pounds, (dlrs 78) and sentenced Dempsey to death. An appeal to the High Court on Wednesday spared Dempsey's life. (AP Photo/file) --UNITED KINGDOM OUT--

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ANC leader Nelson Mandela casts his vote at Ohlanga High School hall in Inanda. 10 miles (15 km) north of Durban on Wednesday, April 27, 1994, for South Africa's first all-race elections. Mandela is strongly favored to become South Africa's first black President after results are announced later that week. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Farm workers show their enthusiasm as they are driven to a polling station 30 miles west in Ventersdorp, South Africa, Wednesday, April 27, 1994, the heart of ultra right wing territory. Voters all over the country have been queuing at polling stations to cast their vote in the country?s first all-race elections. The vote is expected to result in the election of Nelson Mandela as the country?s fist black President. (AP Photo/Michael Yassukovich)

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A Beijing University student leader argues with a policeman about the students' right to march as they are told not to march when emerging from their campus in Beijing, China, on April 27, 1989. Students from more than forty universities march to Tiananmen Square in protest of the April 26 editorial in the Communist Party newspaper despite warnings of violent suppression. (AP Photo/Mark Avery)

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The Vice President of America Dan Quayle, right, walks past the Tidbinbilla Space Tracking Station near Canberra in Australia Wednesday, April 27, 1989. The Tracking Station is managed by Australia on behalf of NASA. (AP Photo/Stephen Holland)

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Actors Burt Lancaster, Liza Minnelli, James Coburn, Robert Wagner and Henry Winkler, left to right, hold hands as they perform a song to salute the 100th anniversary of Hollywood at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles, April 27, 1987. The program was taped for airing on the ABC-TV network this year. The show will benefit the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital. (AP Photo/Mark Avery)

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Grete Waitz crosses the finnish line during the Trevira twosome race on April 27, 1985 at Central Park in New York. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani)

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These two Detroit Tigers players led all the American League batters on the basis of their averages after the Tiger - White Sox game in Chicago, April 27, 1939. Hank Greenberg, left, Tiger first baseman was in the no. 2 spot, and Bernard McCocskey, center--fielder was no. 1. (AP Photo)

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About 40 Ku Klux Klan members participate in a rally in a field about a mile from downtown in Manchester, Tennesse, Sunday, April 27, 1981. The rally concluded a weekend of activities which resulted in the jailing of Klan leader Bill Wilkinson for parading without a permit. (AP Photo)

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A grasshopper and friend pose for a close-up portrait in Everglades, Florida, April 27, 1975. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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Two daughters of one of the victims of the Canary Islands air crash place flowers on some of the 114 burial vaults before a memorial service for the unidentified dead, at Westminster, Calif., , April 27, 1977. They are Dorothy Hoey (foreground) of Batham, Pa., and Kathy Gardner, Las Vegas, Nevada. They are daughters of Mrs. Lucille Gardner of Las Vegas, whose body was among the unidentified. (AP Photo)

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The scorched wreckage of an American C-130 Cargo aircraft lies in the Iranian desert of Dasht-E-Kavir, approximately 500 kilometers from Tehran, Iran on April 27, 1980. The mission to free 50 American hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was aborted due to equipment failure. The plane collided with a U.S. helicopter and eight servicemen were killed. (AP Photo)

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Apollo 16 astronauts, from left wearing white suits, Thomas Mattingly, John Young and Charles Duke, pose for photographs by Navy Frogmen in rubber raft after leaving spaceship, left, in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, April 27, 1972. The successful splashdown of their spacecraft was made precisely on time, within one mile of the recovery ship, USS Ticonderoga. (AP Photo)

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Country Bill White, sporting a heavy black beard, emerges from his underground burial site at a drive-in movie theater in Austin, Texas, Friday, April 27, 1968, and laid clam to a world record. Sponsors said White had been “buried alive” for 62 days, 22 hours and 23 minutes. (AP Photo/Ted Powers)

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At a hilltop firebase west of Chu Lai in Vietnam, a huge army "Chinook" helicopter prepares to lift a conked-out smaller one to a base for repairs, April 27, 1969. The firebase is named LZ West and is manned by the troopers of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade forming part of the American Division. The smaller helicopter - a Huey UH-ID - had developed engine trouble so its crew chief called in the local aerial towing service. One sturdy nylon strap to the chopper's winch and the two were off. (AP Photo/Oliver Noonan)

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Wondering what their fate will be wife and two sons, ages 1 and 4, of farmer Viet Cong suspect Le Van Minh, huddle as helicopter arrives to take them to command headquarters of U.S. 173rd airborne brigade, near Song Be in South Viet Nam on April 27, 1966. She holds a bowl of rice in one hand. (AP Photo/Jojn Nance)

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Brittle bone disease victim Melanie Watson, 27, with the aid of her canine companion, Romer, makes her way along a Los Angeles byway during her leg of the Olympic torch relay, April 27, 1996 in Los Angeles. Watson was chosen as a “Community Hero” by her hometown of Duarte, Calif., so she got to help relay the Olympic flame. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Prime Minister Harold Macmillan of Britain and President John F. Kennedy present a study in profile during welcoming ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 27, 1962. (AP Photo)

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College students Susie Bohn, left, Anne McKee and an unidentified friend model mail order disposable paper dresses manufactured by Scott Paper Co., on their visit to Bermuda on April 27, 1966. The dresses are made of layers of paper with rayon scrim in between. Bohn, who is wearing the black and white Op Art design, transformed McKee's bandana-patterned paper dress into a halter top, hula skirt and headband. (AP Photo)

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Fidel Castro, bearded here of Cuba?s revolutions, tries on a ten gallon hat presented to him at a luncheon at the airport after his arrival on April 27, 1959 in Houston, Texas. A cheering crowd of 1,000 persons welcomed him as his Plane landed. Castro announced he would stay over night in Houston and leave for Cuba. (AP Photo)

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Former Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson gives instructions to his son Jackie Jr., and his teammates of his little league team in Stamford, Conn., on April 27, 1957. (AP Photo)

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A bulldozer operator came on a large den on the Eddie Wary Ranch near, while working on a farm pond on in Okeene, Oklahoma, April 21, 1958. Wray said the snakes were under small gypsum bolder and all were in the dormant stage so they didn't run. They ranged in size from 1½ feet to 5 feet long. The ranch will be the site of the annual Okeene Rattlesnake Roundup on April 27. (AP Photo)

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Nanette Fabray, seated at right, gags as railroad commuters Sid Caesar, left, Carl Reiner, top, center, and Howard Morris poke their smokes in her direction while looking over her shoulder to read her newspaper, on "Caesar's Hour," April 27, 1955. (AP Photo)

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Relaxing with one of her hobbies, Gloria Swanson models a head of her daughter, Michelle, in her New York apartment on April 27, 1954. (AP Photo/ John Lent)

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Singer Patti Page cuddles a cocker spaniel to be given away during her appearance, April 27, 1953 in Chicago, Ill. Patti, who used the dog in her act at the Chicago Theater, for atmosphere during a song about a dog, announced that she would give away the Spaniel to the person suggesting the most original name. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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Bonzo, the educated chimpanzee of Motion Pictures, rehearses a scene for his next film, “Bonzo Goes To College,” being made in Hollywood on April 27, 1952. He plays the part of “the adopted baby brother.” (AP Photo/Ellis Bosworth)

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Princess Elisabeth of Romania, who recently became the wife of Crown Prince George of Greece, is shown on April 27, 1921. (AP Photo)

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Jill Angela Henriette Balcon, 26, actress from Bedford Gardens, Kensington, and poet Cecil Day Lewis, 46, pose after their wedding at Kensington register office, April 27, 1951. The bride is the daughter of Sir Michael Balcon, the film chief. (AP Photo/Dennis Lee Royle)

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General viewed of the over-crowded Mission district of San Francisco April 27, 1950. (Mission Street runs diagonly across the foreground from lower left to right center) The building with a long row of vertical windows at upper right is the U.S. Mint, and upper left are the towers of the Golden Gate bridge. The highest point of Mt. Tamalpias across the Golden Gate in Marin County is just above the left tower. (AP Photo/EK Bennett)

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A demonstrating student stumbles almost under the hoofs of a mounted policeman?s horse as his fellow students scramble back to the curb for safety, as police try to quell the crowds of teenagers in the City Hall area of New York City, April 27, 1950. The students have been clamoring for three days to see Mayor O?Dwyer in support of their teachers? pay demands. (AP Photo)

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Vera Fidler, left, and Peddy Duffin of the office staff select a number on one of the new electronic phonographs just off the assembly line at the plant in Kansas City, Kansas, April 27, 1946. While on a rest period, the ladies act as testers for the new juke boxes. (AP Photo)

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Joe DiMaggio, star Yankee outfielder, passes on a few batting tips to his five-and-a-half-year old son, Joseph III, prior to the Yankees -- Washington Senators game at Yankee Stadium, New York, April 27, 1947. (AP Photo)

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Mrs. Doolittle, center, wife of Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle of the U.S. Eighth Air Force, accepts from Jean Brunner, left, VPW commander, a color photo of her husband at a veteran’s presentation ceremony in Washington, April 27, 1945, as she talks to Maj. Gen. James P. Hudges, assistant chief of staff, Intelligence, headquarters of Army Air Forces at Washington. (AP Photo)

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National Fire Service girl drivers now are engaged in the task of delivering heavy trucks and equipment to N.F.S. stations in all parts of the country. Joan Butters, left, and Connie Strong, both former typists, change a wheel on their lorry during a run, somewhere in England, on April 27, 1944. (AP Photo)

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A residential area in the city of Bath, England on April 27, 1942, after the two-night Nazi Blitz on the south-western spa resort. (AP Photo)

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"Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been duly registered" - so reads the registration certificate issued to the President at the White House, April 27, 1942, when he signed up in the age group 45 to 65 "in accordance with the selective service proclamation of the President of the United States." (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)

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Sixers Julius Erving, left, and Darryl Dawkins both rise with upstretched arms to block shot by Boston Celtics Larry Bird in the NBA playoff game at Philadelphia, April 27, 1981. Bird managed to get 18 points but the Celtics lost, 107-105, and Sixers lead the best of seven series, 3-1. (AP Photo/Clem Murray)

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Chairman Martin Dies, D-Texas, of the House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities, gestures as he speaks to the general conference of the Methodist Church in Atlantic City, N.J., April 27, 1940. He said that "Good, old fashioned religious revival" is the only thing that will save democracy in the United States. "There can be no democracy and no freedom in this country without the Christian religion." (AP Photo)

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King Zog of Albania, 42 years, was married to Countess Geraldine Apponyi, 22 year old from Hungary. Ceremony was conducted according to Albanian civil code, King Zog is Moslem, Countess Geraldine is a Catholic. Huge crowds invaded the capital, filled the streets with echoes as they sang and danced. The royal couple left for Durazzo on the Adriatic to spend their honeymoon in a palace overlooking the sea. Close-up of King Zog and Queen Geraldine after the wedding, on April 27, 1938, in Tirana, Albania. (AP Photo)

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Escorted by naval Torpedo boats, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth went down the river from Westminster in an Admiral's barge to open the Maritime Museum at Greenwich. The royal barge and its Torpedo boats escort passing down the Thames, on April 27, 1937, at Blackfriars Bridge, in London. (AP Photo/Illingworth)

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In the background is a general view of the power plant which generates energy for the ford river rouge plant, A 1,096 acre layout with 92 miles of railroad track, 14 miles of paved roads and 1 1/3 miles of docks in Detroit April 27, 1937. The plant is mainly for conversion of raw material into finished parts for shipment to assembly points. (AP Photo)

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Jack Doyle of Ireland gained a points verdict over King Levinsky of America in twelve round heavyweight boxing match at Wembley, London on April 27, 1937. Levinsky ducking to avoid an onslaught by Doyle. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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The Royal Barge in which the King is to go down the Thames to Greenwich on April 27 in order to open the new National Maritime Museum, arrived in the Pool of London on April 23, 1937. The King’s Barge arriving in the Pool of London. (AP Photo)

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A group of Hitler Youth boys refresh themselves at the old well in the castle at Marienburg, Germany, on April, 27, 1937. This ancient castle has been named The Stronghold of the Hitler Youth. (AP Photo)

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English golfer Joyce Wethered pracisting with American players at Sandy Lodge, England on April. 27, 1936 before Britain take on the USA for the Curtis Cup at Gleneagles. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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An entirely new direct control autogiro type C.30 designed by Juan de la Cierva, unseen,delivers a parcel during a demonstration at Hanworth Air Park, England on April 27, 1933. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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FILE - In this April 27, 1994, file photo, a long line of people wait outside the polling station in the black township of Soweto, in the southwest suburbs of Johannesburg, to vote in South Africa's first all-race elections. Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, saying "we've lost our greatest son." (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

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Back in the movie capital after an absence of 11 months during which he hunted big game in Africa, Gary Cooper, accompanied by a baby chimpanzee named Toluca, which he caught and tamed, is met at the train by his mother, Mrs. Alice Cooper, as he arrived to resume him film career in Los Angeles on April 27, 1932, which will get under way with the filming of "The Devil and the Deep" for Paramount. (AP Photo)

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A round of handshakes greeted Rogers Hornsby on April 27, 1932 when he arrived in the cub dugout at Wrigley field, Chicago, before the game with Pittsburgh. This photo shows: The rest of the cubs with outstretched hands to remind the manager that the day was his 36th birthday anniversary. This year, his 17th in big time, finds Hornsby directing his team from the bench but with an all time batting average of 361 as a goal for rookies to shoot at. Hornsby was born on April 27, 1896 in Winters, Tex. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Edwin Hubble is shown in Chicago, April 27, 1931. (AP Photo)

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The first plane to make westward trans-Atlantic flight, are welcomed at Lake Ste. Agnes, Que in Canada on April 27, 1928 after non-stop flight in the Ford Relief plane. (AP Photo)

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Damaged buildings in a central street in Corinth, Greece, on April 27, 1928, destroyed by a terrible earthquake. Thousands of houses have collapsed and many people have been made homeless. (AP Photo)

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Captain Roald Amundsen April 27, 1923. (AP Photo)

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A woman sifts through the destruction of a former T Mobile office after a tornado struck, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa, Ala. wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town. (AP Photo/Caroline Summers)

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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds his dog "Her" by the ears as White House visitors look on, April 27, 1964, on the White House lawn, Washington, D.C. At left is President Johnson's other dog, "Him." This picture raised criticism from dog lovers. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

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President Barack Obama laughs in the White House briefing room in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, as he speaks to reporters about the controversy over his birth certificate and true nationality. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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This document released by the White House Wednesday, April 27, 2011, shows a copy of a letter regarding President Obama's birth certificate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Actress Raquel Welch throws up her hands is dismay as it begins to rain as she looks at the London skyline during a party held at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, April 27, 1969. She is visiting London with her husband, Patrick Curtis. The party was held to celebrate two new projects for Miss Welch. (AP Photo)

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Boston Red Sox first baseman Brian Daubach is unable to catch a foul ball off the bat of Kansas City Royals' Mike Sweeney during the second inning at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday, April 27, 2001. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Visitors walk through one of the four tubes for a new underground railway system as the fourth tube is completed at Berlin s Potsdamer Platz, Friday, April 27, 2001. Within the next years four tunnels will be drilled under the central part of the city, connecting the new main station Lehrter Bahnhof with the areas in the north and the south of the German capital. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)

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A currency dealer on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange flashes a hand signal during Friday's morning trading in Tokyo April 27, 2001. The dollar bought 123.45 yen in late morning, up 1.01 yen from late Thursday. On the view that Japan's new government will not intervene to prop up the Japanese currency rose the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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U.S soldiers on the ground watch as members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade parachute near the Eastern Kosovo town of Vitina Friday April 27, 2001. Around 160 soldiers were dropped in Kosovo on the first day of a NATO-exercise code named "Active Response 2001 Adventure Express". (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

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Adriano Celentano performs during his show in Milan Thursday, April 27, 2001. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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John McCain walks inside the Hoa Lo prison, nicknamed "The Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, Vietman on April 27, 2000 where McCain was kept as a prisoner of war from October 1967 until March 1973. McCain was visiting as Vietnam marked the 25th anniversary of the end of the war. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Bulgarian Milena Trendafilova lifts 105 kg. in her 69 kg. snatch catergory during the 13th Women's European Weightlifting Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Thursday, April 27, 2000. Milena Trendafilova won the gold medal in snatch with 105 kg. (AP Photos/Murad Sezer)

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"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno greets fans before dedication ceremonies for his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Los Angeles' Hollywood district. Leno chose the location, Hollywood Boulevard at Highland Avenue, because he said very early in his career he was twice detained there for vagrancy by the Los Angeles Police Department. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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