Today in History: May 4

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To escape the heat, children of the Yamuna Pushta area of New Delhi, India, play in the Yamuna River that has turned black due to pollution, Tuesday, May 4, 1999. The country has been suffering a severe heat wave for the past couple of weeks and faces severe water shortage. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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Muslim militants show the victory sign and call out to their relatives as they are taken out of the State Security court Monday May 4, 1998 in Cairo. An Egyptian court on Monday confirmed death sentences issued against two Muslim extremists, including Mustafa Hamza, who tops Egypt's most-wanted list. The Supreme State Security Court also sentenced three defendants to life in prison at hard labor and 11 others to prison terms of up to 15 years. Six defendants were acquitted. (AP Photo/Leila Gorchev)

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James Randi, former magician and professional skeptic, poses in his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office with the Pigasus Award Monday, May, 4, 1998. The award is given annually by Randi to the most outrageous supernatural paranormal or occult claim. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)

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ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MAY 4--FILE--Richard Hoebeke, a Cornell University entomologist, examines Asian longhorned beetles Sept. 9, 1996, at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. The beetles were found last summer in New York's Brooklyn borough where they were eating their way through maple trees and horse chestnuts in the Greenpoint neighborhood. Hoebeke, who identified the destructive insect, thinks it may spread beyond the borough. (AP Photo/Cornell University, Charles Harrington)

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Ben Cohen, right, and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. scoop free ice cream cones at their scoop shop in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, May 4, 1998. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary Tuesday. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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Two mask-wearing marchers take part in a protest against government's ineffectiveness in stemming rising violent crime in Taipei Sunday, May 4, 1997. The march, joined by about 30,000 participants, was sparked by the recent kidnapping and brutal murder of a popular performer's daughter. (AP Photo/Eddie Shih)

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Thrills and spills lurked at every turn at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco as motorcycle racers take a turn of the flat track, May 4, 1933. (AP Photo)

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First lady Hillary Clinton greets a group of Mexican dancers during a welcoming cermony in Merida, Mexico Sunday, May 4, 1997. Mrs. Clinton is in Mexico one day before President Clinton arrives here for a state visit with Mexican President Zedillo. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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Oakland Athletics and California Angels brawl on the field after Athletics pitcher Jim Corsi hit Angels Tim Salmon during the seventh inning of the game at Anaheim Stadium, Thursday, May 4, 1995, Anaheim, Calif. The Athletics won 9-6. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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A group of men whose heads are painted orange to promote a Mexican orange-flavred soft drink watch the final game of the Mexican soccer league Saturday, May 4, 1996 in Mexico City at the Aztec Stadium. A crowd of 130,00 was on hand as the Necaxa Rayos played the Celaya Toros to a 0-0 tie in the scond game of the series to become the first Mexican team to repeat as champions in more than a decade.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Water cascades down the steps leading to the Times Square subway platform in New York after a water main break shut down virtually all subway service on the West side of Manhattan Saturday, May 4, 1996. Flooded tracks forced transit officials to shut train service down, according to New York City Transit spokesman Charles Seaton. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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A woman collects her belongings into cardboard boxes in her ruined house at Baotou, inner Mongolia in northern China, Saturday May 4, 1996, one day after a strong earthquake with magnitude 6.4 struck the area. Authorities said the quake killed 15 people and injured hundreds of others in Baotou, the hardest hit area. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Baisigulang)

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Dennis Rodman pauses from signing his new book "Bad As I Wanna Be" to strike a pose for photographers Saturday, May 4, 1996, in Chicago. Wearing a hot pink feather boa, a silver tank top, earrings and silver colored hair, Rodman made his entrance on a pink Harley-Davidson to the amazement of thousands of onlookers. (AP Photo/ Beth A. Keiser)

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FILE - In this April 4, 1996 file photo, Unabomber Theodore John Kaczynski is flanked by federal agents as he is led to a car from the federal courthouse in Helena, Mont. The 1.4-acre parcel of land in western Montana that was once owned by Kaczynski is on the market for $69,500. The listing offers potential buyers a chance to own a piece of "infamous U.S. history" and says the forested land "is obviously very secluded. (AP Photo/John Youngbear, File)

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Nelson Mandela, President of the African National Congress, adjusts his party's flags before the start of his press conference on Tuesday, May 4, 1993 in London hotel. Mandela, in Britain as the guest of the British government, said the greatest threat to peace in South Africa is from white rightwing extremists. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)

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A teddy bear wearing a button of Oklahoma bombing victim Valerie Koelsch, 33, of Oklahoma City, is part of the makeshift memorial in remembrance of the victims killed in the April 19 car-bombing attack, where at least 152 people are confirmed dead, May 4, 1995. The memorial is located near the bomb site. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

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Actor James Earl Jones gets doused with buckets of goo during the opening of Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Kid's Choice Awards, Wednesday, May 4, 1994 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Feld)

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A 14-year-old Nicaraguan named Miguel from the province of Leon poses along a jungle trail on May 4, 1987, some 6 kilometers from the Honduran border. He is part of a 11,000 man force the contras claim have infiltrated Nicaragua. I am fighting, he says, because I love my country. (AP Photo/JH)

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First lady Barbara Bush motions for Texas Rangers catcher Geno Petralli to move in closer as she prepares to throw out the first pitch before the Rangers against the New York Yankees, May 4, 1989 in Arlington, Texas, Mrs. Bush's son, George W. Bush is one of the owners of the Rangers. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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**FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS** FILE - In this 1987 file photo, actor and comedian Dom DeLuise is shown. DeLuise died in Southern California on Monday, May 4, 2009, according to his son, Michael DeLuise. He was 75. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill, File)

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Lancelot, a unicorn, doing his tricks at the Woodside, New York home of the trainer Sue Watkins on May 4, 1981. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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A checkered cab is pulled over on New York's Central Park South, May 4, 1982. The Checkered Motor Co. has announced it is going out of production. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)

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ExBeatle Paul McCartney, now playing with his own band "Paul McCartney and Wings" belts it out for a sold out audience in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, May 4, 1976, Fort Wort, being the first stop on a busy U. S. tour, turned out in mass for the ex-beatle who hasn't played a U. S. audience in many years. (AP Photo/GS)

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A member of the Navy Ceremonial Guard topples down the Capitol steps after apparently fainting while participating in the honor guard for the late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in Washington May 4, 1972. The cordon, representing all military branches, lined the steps as Hoover's casket was brought from the Rotunda where he lay in state. The sailor's condition was not immediately known. (AP Photo/Charles W. Harrity)

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FILE - In a May 4, 1970 file photo, Ohio National Guard moves in on rioting students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Four persons were killed and eleven wounded when National Guardsmen opened fire. The U.S. Justice Department, citing "insurmountable legal and evidentiary barriers," won't reopen its investigation into the deadly 1970 shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez discussed the obstacles in a letter to Alan Canfora, a wounded student who requested that the investigation be reopened. The Justice Department said Tuesday, April 24, 2012 it would not comment beyond the letter. (AP Photo, File)

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Dancer?s Image carries Bob Ussery over the finish line to win the 94th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 4, 1968. It was Ussery?s second consecutive win in the Kentucky classic. Hidden behind Dancer?s Image are Forward Pass, second, and Francie?s Hat, third. (AP Photo)

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In a May 4, 1970 file photo, a group of youths cluster around a wounded person as Ohio National Guardsmen, wearing gas masks, hold their weapons in the background, on Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio. Members of the Guards killed four students and injured nine during a campus protest against the Vietnam War. The U.S. Justice Department, citing "insurmountable legal and evidentiary barriers," won't reopen its investigation into the deadly 1970 shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez discussed the obstacles in a letter to Alan Canfora, a wounded student who requested that the investigation be reopened. The Justice Department said Tuesday, April 24, 2012 it would not comment beyond the letter. (AP Photo/Douglas Moore, File)

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"MOVE" members including a woman holding a naked baby watch another member surrender to Philadelphia police Thursday, May 4, 1978. The radical group, shown standing on their porch has agreed to "submit themselves to the judicial process." Police had set up barricades to starve them out of the house. (AP Photo/Paul Shane)

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Here?s Kentucky Derby 1968 finish, May 4, 1968 in Louisville. Dancer?s Image is hitting wire to win. (AP Photo)

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Three Cleveland officers examine a piece of cardboard, May 4, 1940, with bloody footprints on it which they believe is an important clue in the solution of the slaying of three men whose dismembered bodies were found in a railroad boxcar in Pittsburgh, Penn. From left: Robert Chamberlain, Cleveland's assistant director of public safety; Lloyd Trunk of the Cleveland Bureau of Scientific Investigation, and Peter Merylo, Cleveland detective. (AP Photo)

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The Union Army's wagon train crosses over a pontoon bridge on the Rapidan River in Virginia on May 4, 1864. This is the beginning of the Army of the Potomac's advance to meet the Confederate forces in what is known as The Battle of the Wilderness. (AP Photo/Mathew B. Brady)

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President John F. Kennedy has a look of deep concentration as he watches a practice alert of Strategic Air Command B52 bombers at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida on May 4, 1962. Looking over his shoulder is Gen. Curtis LeMay, U.S. Air Force chief of staff. (AP Photo)

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Zev Aeloney of Minneapolis is arrested at the Alabama Georgia state line Friday by Alabama Highway Patrol officers in Fort Payne, May 4, 1963. Aeloney was one of 10 Freedom Marchers jailed while on a trek to Jackson, Miss., this week. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)

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Members of an interracial group pose on May 4, 1961 in Washington with a map of a route they plan to take to test segregation in bus terminal restaurants and rest rooms in the South. From left are: Edward Blankenheim, Tucson, Ariz., James Farmer, New York City; Miss Genevieve Hughes, Chevy Chase, Md.; the Rev. B. Elton Cox, High Point, N.C., and Henry Thomas, St. Augustine, Fla. They are all members of the Congress of Racial Equality, the organization sponsoring the trip. (AP Photo/BHR)

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White and black mothers chat as they sun themselves and their babies in the Alfred E. Smith housing development in New York's Lower East Side, May 4, 1956. Public housing usually is non-segregated in northern cities. Trouble has developed here and there. But for the most part, relations between African American and whites in such housing project are easy and neighborly. In the South, segregation is maintained by law. In the North, there are laws against it. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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This man was hanged 2,000 years ago as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility, according to Professor P.V. Glob and other Danish archaeologists. The body was discovered in a peat bog near Silkeborg, Denmark, May 4, 1952. Secretions of tannic acid, turning the flesh into a sort of leather, are responsible for the remarkable preservation of corpse. Professor Glob says that it would have been an honor to be selected for sacrifice to the goddess, Nerthus, and this man, probably in his twenties, might have been the son of a tribal chief. (AP Photo)

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Leo Durocher, manager of the New York Giants, waves in acknowledgement to the greetings of fans as he leaves the clubhouse of the Polo Grounds in New York, May 4, 1949, to return to action after his reinstatement by baseball commissioner A.B. Chandler the day before. The Giants celebrated Leo's return with a three-homer, and an 11 to 4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris)

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On a potter’s wheel, Ryokubei Shimuzu shapes a vase, in his shop in Kyoto, Japan, May 4, 1948. The vases around him will be sent out into the world market. (AP Photo)

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Silhouetted against an angry sunset sky, one of the ships of convoy en route to Guadalcanal symbolizes the ultimate setting of the Japanese “Rising Sun” in the Pacific, May 4, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Stretched out on the sidewalk, the nets undergo repairs by the expert hands of the Sicilian fishermen in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, May 4, 1947, whose catch comes from the waters near the beaches which served as footholds for the allied invasions. (AP Photo,)

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Electric shock treatment for victims of manic-depressive insanity, developed by the California Institute of Technology for the California department of institutions, was demonstrated at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino May 4, 1942, where it is declared to have restored 18 persons to society since January 1. Dr. Samuel Reznick, right background, supervises the treatment of a woman patient. Shocks of an average of 600 milliamperes lasting two-tenths of a second are applied to a patient twice a week for five weeks. Such a shock produces immediate minute and a half. Within five minutes the patient emerges from the shock and unconsciousness, without a recollection of either. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this May 4, 1942 file photo, Detroit and the industrial region surrounding it, was plunged into semi-darkness as all except street lights and in war factories went out for 15 minutes. (AP Photo)

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English authorities blew up his house in Liverpool, May 4, 1939, using dynamite to simulate the explosion caused by an airplane bomb. Here is the house at the moment of destruction. After the smoke had cleared, experts entered the basement to examine the damage and check instruments which recorded the destructive force. (** Caption information received incomplete) (AP Photo)

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With trainer Roy Waldron holding on to the bridle and Jockey Carroll Bierman in the saddle, Gallahadion gets a few flowers for a mile and a quarter canter annually the Kentucky Derby in Louisville on May 4, 1940. (AP Photo)

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This view down the court of states at the New York World’s fair on May 4, 1939 shows the Pennsylvania Building, which is a replica of Philadelphia’s famed independence hall. (AP Photo)

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Indian Navy sloop H.M.I.S. Indus, moored on the River Thames, London, on May 4, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Two days before the King and Queen leave London on their tour of Canada and America they were guests of the American Ambassador and Mrs. Kennedy at a dinner held at the American Embassy. Left to right, Rose Kennedy, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and Josph Kennedy, photographed at the American embassy in London, on May 4, 1939, after the dinner. (AP Photo)

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The hands of Vladimir Horowitz are shown as he strikes forth a melody from the piano, May 4, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Gertrude Stein, who has a perplexing way of putting one little word after another, gives an autograph to an admirer just before sailing on the Champlain from New York, May 4, 1935 for her country home in France. With her gray hair mannishly cropped and dressed in the same outfit she wore arriving last October, Miss Stein said her reception here, "was perfectly marvelous. It was extraordinary and so completely natural because it was so completely natural." (AP Photo)

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This is a close up of one of the nearly completed cables which will hold up the floor of the $32,500,000 Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca., May 4, 1936. Approximately 27,500 steel wires are in each cable, which are 36 1/2 inches in diameter and 7,700 feet long. The bridge spans the entrance to San Francisco harbor and joins the city with Marin County. (AP Photo)

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Seven showgirls in tall feathers and glitter pose during one of the first dress rehearsals in the Pennsylvania Room of Resorts International Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., May 4, 1978. The casino is expected to open the first legal gambling house late this month. (AP Photo/CT)

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Type of tri-motored passenger plane, used by four airlines, which has been ordered discontinued from passenger service temporarily by the Commerce Department Aeronautics Division, according to an announcement, May 4, 1931, by Assistant Secretary C.M. Young. The order grew out of the investigation into the accident, a month ago, in which Knute Rockne, and six other persons were killed when a wing came off a plane. (AP Photo)

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Miss Georgia Coleman at a Los Angeles, California, pool on May 4, 1932, as she demonstrated just exactly why she is the national 10-foot diving board champion. Miss Coleman clearly demonstrates that artistry is very much at home in the realm of swimming and diving. (AP Photo)

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A gargoyle atop the Chrysler Building watches vigilantly over the rising Gotham towers of midtown Manhattan, May 6, 1931. (AP Photo)

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Babe Ruth getting the sunshine atop St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, May 4, 1925, which he soon hopes to be able to leave. (AP Photo)

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Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is seen in an undated photo. Syphilis probably didn't kill Lenin. Stress, on the other hand, didn't help, and poison may have done him in. That's the conclusion of a doctor and a historian who examined medical records and other evidence for an annual University of Maryland School of Medicine conference on the deaths of famous figures. UCLA neurologist Dr. Harry Vinters and Russian historian Lev Lurie reviewed Lenin's records for an annual University of Maryland School of Medicine conference that opens Friday, May 4, 2012 in Baltimore on famous people's deaths. (AP Photo)

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A view from the top of the Capitol dome looking down at the casket of J. Edgar Hoover as it lies in state in the rotunda, May 4, 1972. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

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An East Timorese man looks out of a barbed wired window at the Civilian Detention Center (CDC) in Dili, the capital of East Timor Thursday, May 4, 2000. The CDC has served as the nascent country's only jail since much of the country was destroyed in the violence that followed East Timor's vote for independence from Indonesia last year. With space for approximately 45 people, officials have struggled to house the 75 suspects being held while investigators continue to gather information and evidence.(AP Photo/Joel Rubin)

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Belarussian soldiers carry a Belarussian flag as they prepare for a military parade in the center of Minsk, Belarus Thursday, May 4, 2000. Belarus celebrates the Red Army's Victory over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits )

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