Today in History - June 17

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This general view shows a busy marketplace popular with tourists in Peking, China, on June 17, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Yucca palm trees stand silhouetted against the sky, at Dagger Mountain in Big Bend National Park, Texas, on June 17, 1969. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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FILE - In this June 17, 1954 file photo, champion Rocky Marciano scores with a solid right uppercut to head of challenger Ezzard Charles in their heavyweight title bout in Yankee Stadium, in New York. Marciano received threats before the bout, ordering him to throw the fight, or else harm would come to his wife and child. (AP Photo, File)

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The liner S.S. Mauretania being towed into harbour, in England, on June 17, 1939. (AP Photo)

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U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, cross a plank in front of the container ship American Apollo while visiting the Panama Canal on June 17, 1978. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

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Technicians work on a new experimental German Mercedes-Benz at Le Mans, France, June 17, 1952 where it was shipped to take part in the 24-hour Le Mans Race. An aerodynamic air vent on top is used as a brake at speeds of more than 100 m.p.h. It operates without the wheel brake. The door extends up to the center of the car roof and opens upward. (AP Photo)

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Rudolph Wendelin, Forest Service artist in Washington on June 17, 1950, who designed the raindrop character for the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s cartoon movie “The Adventures of Junior Raindrop,” holds up a drawing of Junior as a hoodlum. The drawing is on acetate film in full color. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

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The nuzzle blast of the battleship U.S.S. Iowa's 16-inch rifle makes a perfect powder puff as her number two turret opens up in support of the United Nations ground forces on Korea's west coast, June 17, 1952. (AP Photo)

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American film star Douglas Fairbanks Jr, on board the British liner Queen Mary, says goodbye to Mexican film actress Dolores Del Rio as she prepares to depart from Southampton for New York, on June 17, 1936. (AP Photo)

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President Chiang Kai-Shek, left, greets President Eisenhower of latter?s arrival in Taipei, Capital of Formosa, on June 17, 1960. The U.S. President is making 24-hour good will visit to the Nationalist Chinese Island. (AP Photo)

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Singer Maria Callas is given congratulatory kisses by her husband, Giovanni Meneghini, left, and David L. Webster after her performance in the opera house ?Medea? in the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London on June 17, 1959. Miss Callas was given 12 curtain calls and received twenty-minute applause at the end of the three-house opera. Webster is general administrator of the opera house. (AP Photo)

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Circuit Court jury foreman Carl Wilke standing right, a mink rancher from town of Dindina, hands the verdict in the Jane Dakin murder trial to Bailiff T.P. Kelley in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 1959. The jury found the 17-year-old girl innocent by reason of insanity in the rifle slaying of her wealthy parents on December 1. Awaiting the verdict at the left is Judge Bruce Beilfuss. Court reporter Harland Kintzele is seated at the lighted desk. Juneau County District Attorney Roland Vieth is in the foreground. (AP Photo)

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Associated Press photographer John Rooney with Big Bertha camera at Yankee-Detroit game in New York, June 17, 1952. (AP Photo)

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Legendary dancers Margot Fonteyn,left, and Rudolf Nureyev rehearse a scene from the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" at the Roman Herod Attious Theater in Athens on Tuesday, June 14, 1966. They are regarded as two of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century. (AP Photo/Aristotle Saris)

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Robert F. Kennedy and his bride, Ethel Skakel, are shown walking down the aisle of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Ct., after their marriage, June 17, 1950. (AP Photo)

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Comic Stan Laurel, left, is re-united with comedy partner Oliver Hardy on June 17, 1950, in Paris, after having spent a bit of time in the city. French actress Blanchette Brunoy also gathered on the platform at St Lazare train station, and received a kiss on the cheek from Hardy. (AP Photo)

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Press and newsreel long-focus cameras are trained on the Royal Box at Ascot on June 17, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Dean Murphy, imitator with Willa Martin, Associated Press staff writer and artist on June 17, 1943. Location unknown. (AP Photo/Bob Wands)

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Fred Snite, the famous Man in the Iron Lung, gave a surprise party for his parents on the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary at the George V Hotel in Paris. Snite arrived in his huge caravan, preceded by a motor-cycle escort, and was wheeled into a private dining-room in the hotel before a crowd could gather. Among the guests were members of the staff of the American hospital where Snite is staying during his visit to Paris, and Kay Graff, one of Snite’s day Nurses, dressed in a smart evening gown, was at his side to feed him. Fred Snite junior, in his Iron Lung, drinking a toast dinner, and on the right is Kay Graff, his day nurse, who is helping him to drink the toast through a siphon tube placed in the wine-glass at the George V Hotel, in Paris, on June 17, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Heavy smoke pours from oil tanks burning in Niigata, Japan, June 17, 1964, after a June 16 earthquake ruptured tanks and started fires. The fires were still raging out of control in the aftermath of Japan's worst earthquake since 1923. Niigata, on the sea of Japan, was the hardest hit city in the disaster, which destroyed thousands of buildings and had taken numerous lives in northern Japan. (AP Photo)

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Gertrude Miller, an employee of the Philadelphia Mint for the past 22 years, gives a final inspection to the coins before they are double counted and then bagged for the Federal Reserve System for distribution to banks, June 17, 1965. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Fritz Reiner, noted symphonic conductor at the apartment in New York Tuesday, June 17, 1942 where the new organization called “Records for our fighting men,” of which he is one of the sponsors, dramatized its drive to collect some 37,000,000 used, scratched and old records lying in American attics and cellars. These will be sold to record manufacturers as scrap. The proceeds will then be used to purchase new records, which will be shipped to all service camps for our fighting boys. Salvatore Bacoalon and Suzanne Sten, Metropolitan opera stars, are shown making a recording in an antique cornucopia horn into which the great Caruso actually recorded. On the left is sergeant seaman first class Norman Thomas and me. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)

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The windjammers which race back to country annually with grain from Australia are now beginning to arrive in the Channel, making fine pictures recalling the great days of sail as, with all sails spread, they pass up the Channel on their way to Falmouth and other ports. An aerial view of the Viking, which sailed from Port Victoria on February 16, sailing up Channel, and presenting a magnificent sight to the camera off the Lizard after her four months voyage, on June 17, 1939. (AP Photo)

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After a double Atlantic crossing following the refusal to allow the German liner St. Louis to land her 907 Jewish refugees in Cuba, the liner brought them back to Europe, landing them at Antwerp, where they found temporary refuge, June 17, 1939. Their final destinations are not yet settled, though England, France and Holland have promised to look after them for the present. A solitary woman refugee comes ashore from the St. Louis on arrival. (AP Photo)

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Workers with the rake at salt farms located at Sakido City, Shikoku in Japan on June 17, 1950. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

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Police move in to disperse a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters near the Supreme Court Building in Washington on June 17, 1968 after a pacifist group of 11 women staged a burning of draft cards. The burning was held to protest in May’s Supreme Court decision upholding the illegality of the burning or mutilating of draft cards. (AP Photo)

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Margaret Sweeney, The Duchess of Argyll at Ascot Race Course for the Royal Hunt Cup on June 17, 1936. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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French villagers welcomed members of a French Commando who landed in Normandy in Amfreville, North of Ranville on June 17, 1944. Chester Wilmot, BBC commentator was also there at the time. A French Commando greeting a little girl who had been brought out to see him. (AP Photo)

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On the outskirts of Gakiya on Theya in the Ryukyu Islands, U.S. Marines of the Eighth Regimental Combat Team prepare positions along a stone wall to meet any Japanese defense of the town on June 17, 1945. The unopposed landing on this tiny island 25 miles northwest of the northern tip of Okinawa took place on June 3. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps, Corporal Earl G. Wilbert)

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Men search for the wreckage of the pleasure boat streamer Saint Philibert at St Naziere, France on June 17, 1931. The boat sank on June 14 with a loss of nearly 500 lives. (AP Photo)

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Brazil's goalkeeper Gylmar is chaired by fans after Brazil had defeated Czechoslovakia in the final of the World Cup Final, in Santiago, Chile, June 17, 1962. Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia by three goals to one. (AP Photo)

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One of the boats which took part in the Dragon Boat Festival floats on the Wangpoo River in Shanghai, China, June 17, 1948. Crowds lined the banks of the river to watch the celebrations. (AP Photo/J.M. Hogan)

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Two fashionable racegoers on the course during the second day of racing at Royal Ascot, England, on June 17, 1936. (AP Photo)

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England's Nat Lofthouse, on ground in white shirt, scores England's second goal past Belgian goalkeeper Leopold Gernaey, during the Footbal World Cup match at Basle, Switzerland, on June 17, 1954. Belgium's centre half Victor Mees on the ground right. The score was 3-3 at full-time and 4-4 after extra time. (AP Photo) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE

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Ross Bush of Sunset High School in Dallas, Tex., crosses the tape in the half-mile run at the Interscholastic meet in Chicago, Ill., June 17, 1933, with a time of 1.54.4, a new Interscholastic record. (AP Photo)

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Murals by Paul Steinberg, American cartoonist, on exhibition in the American Pavilion at the Brussels, Belgium World’s Fair on June 17, 1958. Steinberg’s murals purportedly depict American life with a modernistic flair. Criticism over an etching and other works at the fair led President Eisenhower to order a review of the American exhibit. (AP Photo)

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Beating their tom-tom, students from the Pawnee Indian School are singing centuries-old tribal songs as the "Indians for Indians" weekly program is broadcast at University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., June 17, 1943. Standing in the center is Kesh-Ke-Kosh, the director of the program. (AP Photo)

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Curious Japanese climb upon a broken foot bridge over a crushed train in Niigata, Japan, June 17, 1964, the day after a powerful earthquake devastated the city and surrounding area. The bridge fell and crushed the diesel train which happened to be running underneath when the earthquake hit. (AP Photo)

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Entertainer Liberace is seated at his piano in his Beverly Hills home in California on June 17, 1961. Liberace's home is reported to have 28 rooms. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this June 17, 1939 file photo, German Jewish refugees return to Antwerp, Belgium, aboard the St. Louis after they had been denied entrance to Cuba and the United States. More than 76 years later, fresh angst about whether to admit refugees or turn them away has put the spotlight back on the shunning of the St. Louis and other, now widely regretted, decisions by U.S. officials before and during World War II. (AP Photo, File)

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President Dwight Eisenhower raises arms in familiar wave as he rides through crowded streets of Taipei in open car with nationalist China?s President Chiang Kai-Shek on June 17, 1960. Eisenhower arrived shortly before for a one-day visit to Formosa. (AP Photo)

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Two young Minnesotans, trapped overnight on a ledge 700 feet above the lake in Crater Lake, Oregon, June 17, 1968, prepare harnesses for helicopter ride to safety. Rangers were unable to reach the boys on foot. (AP Photo)

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A street looks like a breaking wave following yesterday's devastating earthquake in the city of Niigata, Japan, seen June 17, 1964. Niigata is about 170 miles north of Tokyo. The earthquake is the worse one in Japan since 1923. (AP Photo)

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A group of unemployed people and disabled people suddenly broke into the Work Ministry in Berlin and sent a deputation of four men to the minister in order to protest against the new tax laws. The police “cleared” the ministry after half an hour. The crowd is shown in front of the ministry in Berlin, Germany, June 17, 1932. (AP Photo)

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A South African patrol shelters as enemy mortar fire comes unpleasantly near in Libya June 17, 1942. (AP Photo)

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North Korean prisoners huddle under barbed wire as they are transported from one compound to another on Koje Island, June 17, 1952. They are surrounded by guards on either side of the road. Allied command moved 22,500 Communist Prisoners of War out of four large compounds without any opposition. The meekness of the prisoners left no doubt that Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner had gained unchallenged control over 80,000 prisoners who only one week earlier ran their compounds unhindered and defied their captors. (AP Photo)

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In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, when roads on southern Okinawa turned to mud, these Marines at Shuri, Japan on June 17, 1945, had food and water parachuted to them. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps)

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The cares of fisticuffs weigh lightly on the mind of Joe Louis in Lakewood, New Jersey on June 17, 1936, even though little more than 24 hours intervene before the time he meets Max Schmeling in the ring at Yankee Stadium. Just to prove that the whole business is too, too boring, the Brown Bomber indulges himself in a nap. (AP Photo)

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