Today in History - May 7

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Associated Press photographer C. Yates McDaniel in Manila, Philippines, May 7, 1945. (AP Photo)

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A Yugoslav federal army recruit, captured on Sunday by Bosnian territorial militiamen while on a convoy leaving Sarajevo, gets a hug from comrades upon his arrival at an army base outside Sarajevo, May 7, 1992. Some thirty-four soldiers were released under the auspices of the United Nations and the European Community. (AP Photo/David Brauchli)

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Sarajevan residents shop in a central Sarajevo market filled with a variety of goods unavailable for the last two years, May 7, 1994. Most prices are listed in German Deutche marks, unavailable to the majority of the population, though a barter system also thrives. (AP Photo/Rikard Larma)

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Christo’s “Surrounded Islands” take on the appearance of giant Lilly pads as the 3.1 million dollar art project in Biscayne Bay in Miami, May 7, 1983. (AP Photo/Pete Wright)

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Christo’s “Surrounded Islands” take on the appearance of giant Lilly pads as the 3.1 million dollar art project in Biscayne Bay in Miami, May 7, 1983. The skyline of downtown Miami is in the background. (AP Photo/Pete Wright)

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Escorted by hooded members of the Irish Republican Army, the coffin of hunger striker Bobby Sands leaves a church in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 7, 1981. The cortege was en route to the burial site in Milltown Cemetery. Sands had died on the 66th day of a hunger strike in the hospital of the Maze Prison, in Belfast on May 2. (AP Photo/Robert Dear)

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View of the Eiffel Tower taken from the Esplanade of the Trocadero in Paris on May 7, 1968. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

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These are the Air Force men who will comprise the crew of the B-52 bomber shown in the Marshall Islands on May 7, 1956, which will drop the first U.S. H-bomb from an aircraft over Namu Island if the event scheduled for Thursday (Bikini date) is not delayed by weather. It has already been postponed twice. Left to right: Aircraft Commander Maj. David M. Critchlow, Sacramento, Calif.; Pilot Maj. Charles T. Smith, Pittsburg, Kans.; Bombardier Maj. Dwight Durner, Charlotte, Mich., he will trigger bomb; Navigator Maj. Floyd A. Amundsen, Grand Forks, N.D.; Timer Lieut. William R. Payne, Plainview, Texas; Radar Mechanic Sgt. Richard Bingham, Pearsburg, Va.; and official observer and deputy commander of the task group, Col. Paul R. Wignall, Port Arthur, Texas. (AP Photo)

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“Stop working, take a deep breath, one, two, three, four.” says a loud speaker. Then, you’ll see such a “mass yawning” at the factory of Mitsumi Electric Company on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, shown May 7, 1963. Workers along assembly lines at the transistor radio parts maker take a brief break every hour in this unusual way. This was helped promote the company’s productivity, according to the company officials. (AP Photo)

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Looking north from 44th Street, New York's Times Square is packed Monday, May 7, 1945, with crowds celebrating the news of Germany's unconditional surrender in World War II. (AP Photo/Tom Fitzsimmons)

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The roof of a London taxi was the stage for this impromptu oratorio during the revelry in Piccadilly Circus, London on May 7, 1945, when Londoners and Allied nationals let themselves go, in victory night whoopee. (AP Photo)

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This is an aerial view of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on VE Day, May 7, 1945, shows thousands of French people celebrating the announcement of Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies. British, American and French servicemen mingled with the crowds who sang and danced throughout the night. (AP Photo/Griffin)

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U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, on Aug. 29, 1944, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. World War II began in September 1939 with Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland. He launched the Holocaust and history's most destructive war, leaving 17,000,000 soldiers and 60,000,000 civilians dead. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945. (AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll)

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Group of children is at the Rivesaltes camp for internees in France on May 7, 1941. (AP Photo)

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Holiday lights illuminate Beijing's Chang An Avenue, Tienanmen (at right) and Tiesanmen Square as Chinese celebrate May Day in the Capital, May 7, 1979. Building illuminated at left is the Great Hall of the People, illuminated towers at right in the distance are central Post and other buildings. (AP Photo/Phil Brown)

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Former Gov. of Georgia Jimmy Carter waves goodbye to a crowd of two thousand in downtown Baltimore, May 7, 1976 as he closes out a day of campaigning in Maryland for the Democratic presidential primary May 18. Carter addressed the crowd in Lexington Mall and then left for Detroit. (AP Photo/William A. Smith)

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Reporters Bob Woodward, right, and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won them a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post in Washington May 7, 1973. (AP Photo)

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Black demonstrators get drenched from a burst of water during a rally protesting segregation in Birmingham, Ala., on May 7, 1963. (AP Photo)

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American industrialist Nelson Rockefeller and his new wife Margaretta Murphy are seen during their honeymoon in Venezuela, May 7, 1963. (AP Photo)

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This tattered flag, shown May 7, 1958, was flying over Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, when Confederate troops began the War Between the States by firing on Fort Sumter. It was taken from its sealed case to be photographed by the National Park Service for a book being published on the evolution of the American flag in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Gaelen Felt, 34, (second from right), who heads a group of scientists will be in the blast area when an H-bomb is dropped by a B-52 jet bomber on Wednesday in the Eniwetok area, is interviewed by newspapermen aboard the U.S.S. Mount McKinley in the Marshall Islands on May 7, 1956. From left to right are: Marvin Miles, Los Angeles Times; William Laurence, New York Times; Dr. Felt, and Elton Fay, the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Pool)

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Maria Eva Duarte de Peron, waves to supporters in Buenos Aires Oct. 17, 1951. (AP Photo/Archivo Clarin)

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Juan Peron, President of Argentina, and his wife Eva Peron are seen in this October 10, 1950 photo as they pose in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo)

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Lee Wallard, race driver of Altamont, N.Y., is shown being thrown from his car on the first turn of the preliminary heat race at Lakewood Park, Atlanta, Ga., May 7, 1950. Wallard was not injured in the spectacular spill. (AP Photo)

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British civilians and Allied service men and women gather, as part of a huge crowd, at London's Piccadilly Circus, May 7, 1945, to celebrate victory night. (AP Photo/Leslie Priest)

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Eva Peron, wife of the Argentine president, makes a world broadcast in support of her Old Age Charter in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Nov. 1948. The charter was presented to the United Nations by the Argentine Foreign Minister a few days prior. (AP Photo)

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The American Red Cross club is one of the most popular spots in the England for the entertainment and instruction of American soldiers in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, May 7, 1944. The club was formerly the White Swan Hotel and the Yanks like its Elizabethan contour, its big fireplace, low ceilings and quiet comfort. For the Yanks' amusement there is boating, cycling, tennis, horseback riding and hiking - and for the more serious men and women there is the annual festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater. Hundreds have attended performances and large groups of American service men and women have enrolled for Shakespeare courses conducted under the auspices of the theater. This is the exterior of the club. (AP Photo)

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Comedians Stan Laurel, left, and Oliver Hardy are shown in a scene from the movie "A-Haunting We Will Go" in Los Angeles, Ca. on May 7, 1942. At right is Harry A. Jansen as Dante the Magician. (AP Photo)

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This is a general view of Brazilian building at the New York World’s Fair as it was dedicated, May 7, 1939. (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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Family of nine living in open field in rough board covering built on old Ford truck chassis on U.S. Route 70, between Bruceton and Camden, Tennessee, near Tennessee River on May 7, 1936. Their water supply is an open creek running near the highway. (AP Photo)

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown at his desk at the White House, May 7, 1933, when he outlined his ideas to the nation on a partnership between the government and agriculture, industry, and transportation. He announced measures to be proposed soon to give industrial workers a better deal. (AP Photo)

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After a long series of investigations on 16 different models of the 73,000 ton new giant Cunarder, under construction at Clydebank, the final model was demonstrated at Glasgow, Scotland on May 7, 1931. The tiny river, 18 feet long made of paraffin-wax and laths mainly, went through grueling tests to determine the effect of head-on waves crashing over her bows, the amount and character of pitching induced by those waves - in short, the general. Seaworthiness of the model. And she emerged from such close scrutiny with colours flying. She is driven by small electric motors attached to her four propellers. During the rough sea tests, she was subjected to a scale representation of a real 60 knot Atlantic “Howler”, and even while ploughing the waves at this high speed, the actual rolling and pitching were almost negligible. Britain's hopes for recapturing the Blue Riband of the Atlantic, a title held by the North German Lloyd line, and for many years previously by the “Mauretania”. (AP Photo)

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Harry F. Sinclair, New York oil operator, arrives in his limousine at the District of Columbia jail where he will serve a 90-day sentence for contempt of Senate, May 7, 1929. (AP Photo)

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The biplane The White Bird in which Captain Charles Nungesser and Captain Francois Coli, the French transatlantic fliers, hope to fly from Paris to New York soon on May 7, 1927. According to the latest reports the great white plane is all ready for the flight and the aviators are only waiting on the weather to start. (AP Photo)

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