Today in History: June 24

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Paratroopers brought in by hovering helicopter advance from jungle clearing into sporadic sniper fire near Thuong Lang, Vietnam, June 24, 1965. These members of the 2nd Battalion, 173rd Airborne, found they had landed smack in the center of a Viet Cong staging area. The Viet Cong had pulled out before the landing but enough snipers were left behind to harass the advancing Americans. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

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Spectators huddle in a dry spot under the stands as they watch the downpour of rain that canceled the Joe Louis vs Joe Walcott heavyweight title bout in New York's Yankee Stadium, June 24, 1948. (AP Photo)

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Sugar Ray Robinson watches as his opponent, Gerhard Hecht, German light heavyweight, goes down in the second round after taking the last punch of the fight, at Waldbuehne Stadium in Berlin, Germany, June 24, 1951. Robinson was disqualified in the second round after he kidney punched Hecht for the second time. Some of the 25,000 spectators pelted Robinson with bottles as he took refuge under the ring. (AP Photo/Hans von Nolde)

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Shirley Temple, child movie star, is shown waving to admirers as she emerged from the White House following a visit to President Roosevelt, June 24, 1938. (AP Photo/WRW)

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Comedian and actor Milton Berle is photographed prior to being inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, Ca., on June 24, 1991. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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President of Turkey Kemal Ataturk, right, with his generals officers and a Turkish airwoman, watching the manoeuvres over The Dardanelles, on June 24, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Bride Christen Benson and groom Robert DeGroot peek out from the Cross Island Chapel towards well wishers on shore after their wedding at the world’s smallest church in Verona, New York on June 24, 1990. Perched on a tiny island and measuring 3 and ½ by 6 feet, it is recognized by the editors of the Guinness Book of World Records. The Bainbridge couple used a rowboat to get to the chapel on time. (AP Photo/Michael J. Okoniewski)

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Nelson Mandela arrives at Washington's National Airport Sunday, June 24, 1990, and salutes the crowd who are waiting for him. Mandela will visit President George H.W. Bush while in Washington. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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DFB cup final match. Frank Mill and Andreas Moeller holding the Trophy in Berlin on June 24, 1989. (06/24/1989)(AP Photo)

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Paul Simon and African musicians taking part in his "Graceland" tour opened a two-night stand in Moscow, June 24, 1989, to an enthusiastic reception from the Soviets. (AP Photo/Victor Yurchenko)

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Writer Allen Ginsberg speaks at Gay and Lesbian Rally in New York's Central Park, June 24, 1989. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Ex-PTL church secretary Jessica Hahn wipes away a tear as she answers questions on the “Donahue” show in New York on Wednesday, June 24, 1987 about her alleged sexual encounter with evangelist Jim Bakker and another PTL official in a Clearwater, Florida hotel room. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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**FILE** Two Indiana state troopers kneel at the edge of a grave where the bodies of reputed mobsters Anthony and Michael Spilotro were found in Enos, Ind., in this June 24, 1986 file photo. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, a forensic pathologist who did autopsies on the Spilotros, testified at the federal trial in Chicago of five men charged with taking part in a racketeering conspiracy that included 18 murders. He said there was no evidence that the two men were buried alive. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)

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Pope John Paul II with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and his wife Hannelore during a private audience at the Vatican, June 24, 1986. (Ap Photo/Massimo Sambucetti)

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Marchers in the 15th Annual Gay Pride Parade sit down in front of New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, June 24, 1984. The marchers obtained a city permit allowing a brief stop in front of the church to protest Archbishop John J. O’Connor’s refusal to sign a homosexual anti-discrimination pledge required by the city for any organization with city social service contracts. (AP Photo/Mario Cabrera)

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Mass. Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, right, gestures toward a video screen and tape machine that will be used to videotape arrested drunk drivers for additional evidence in court, Monday, June 24, 1985 at the Mass. State Police barracks in Framingham, Massachusetts. At center is Mass. State Police Capt. David Brosnan of a troop. (AP Photo/Sean Kardon)

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Glam rock star Alice Copper performs his spider routine during a concert at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pa., June 24, 1978. (AP Photo)

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The space shuttle Challenger is shown landing at Edwards Air Force Base in Calif., June 24, 1983. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Sally K. Ride waves to wellwishers after the completion of her historic ride in morning on Friday, June 24, 1983 in Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Ride, America’s first woman in space, landed at Edward AFB with her crewmates after their scheduled landing at Cape Canaveral was scrubbed because of rain. (AP Photo)

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Billie Jean King of the United States holds up a plate commemorating her 100th appearance in the ladies singles championship. The plate was presented to her at Wimbledon, London on Thursday, June 24, 1982. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)

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Mother Teresa, the Nobel Peace prize winning nun, is with New York's Governor Hugh Carey, rear left, and his wife Evangeline Gouletais, right, during a luncheon ceremony at the New York Foundling Hospital on June 24, 1981. Mother Teresa was presented with the hospital's Elizabeth Seton Humanitarian Award for her contributions to the field of child care. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)

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American singer Bob Dylan smiles as he performs during his show on Tuesday, June 24, 1981 at the Colombes Olympic stadium, West of Paris, France in front of an estimated crowd of 40,000 fans. (AP Photo/Herve Merliac)

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Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard is embraced by his trainer Janks Morton, after Leonard stopped Tony Chiaverini after the fourth round, June 24, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leonard's manager Angelo Dundee stands to the right of the boxer. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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Jimmy Carter stops to talk to newsmen following a Capitol Hill luncheon in Washington Thursday, June 24, 1976. Carter has picked up his 1,505th Democratic National Convention delegate, mathematically enough to cinch the presidential nomination and at the same time won warm praise from Democrats in Congress. In background from left are: Sen. Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.), Robert Strauss, Democratic National Committee chairman; Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), and Sen. Mike Mansfield, (D-Mont.). (AP Photo)

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Republican candidate Ronald Reagan addresses uncommitted delegates in Jackson, Mississippi Thursday, June 24, 1976. At center is W. D. Mounger, vice chairman of delegation and movie star James Stewart listening. (AP Photo)

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Box promoter Don King answers questions during a press conference in New York City, on June 24, 1975. (AP Photo)

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Police investigate the wreckage of an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 jet at Rockaway Boulevard in Queens, New York City, on June 25, 1975. The aircraft crashed June 24 while approaching John F. Kennedy International Airport after encountering wind shear, claiming the lives of six of the eight crew members and 107 of the 116 passengers. (AP Photo)

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Secretary of State Henry Kissinger tells a Washington news conference, Monday, June 24, 1974 he did not negotiate a secret agreement giving the Soviet Union more nuclear missiles than publicly announced in the first round of the strategic arms talks. (AP Photo)

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Rescue workers sort through personal items in wreckage of Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 jetliner that crashed near John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, Tuesday, June 24, 1975. The plane crashed in a thunderstorm during its approach, killing 113 persons. (AP Photo)

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Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New York presents her views in Washington on June 24, 1972, before the panel drafting the platform for the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/James Palmer)

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The sun shines, the road is inviting and Chris Chanlett thumbs for a ride with a one-armed gesture. Chanlett is an old hand at the game: he has hitchhiked more than 10,000 miles and calls it “the cheapest, friendliest way of traveling.” Only sometimes does it get “to be a drag,” and then he swears he’ll never hitch any more. He’s hitching toward North Carolina, on the ramp from Interstate 55 to Interstate 70, east of East St. Louis, June 24, 1971. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Ambassador George Bush speaks during U.N. Security Council debate on a resolution that would censure attacks made by Israel on Lebanon at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, June 24, 1972. (AP Photo)

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U.S. soldiers drive an army bulldozer, filling the foxholes and trenches of Firebase Speer in Cambodia Wednesday, June 24, 1970 which will be abandoned within a few days by the 1st Cavalry Division to meet President Nixon’s June 30th withdrawal deadline of U.S. troops from Cambodia. In foreground are packs of soldiers waiting to be flown to Vietnam from the firebase which is six miles inside Cambodia and northeast of the Fish Hook area. (AP Photo)

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Gen. George S. Patton Jr., escorted by Legionnaire John H. Ostrom, arrives at Hamilton, Mass. for a hometown celebration, June 24, 1945. The general marches between Boy and Girl Scouts who lined his pathway. (AP Photo/Abe Fox)

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Joe Frazier pulls at his suspenders in his hotel room in New York June 25, 1968 after his victory over Manuel Ramos June 24 in New York Madison Square Garden. Frazier won the heavyweight title bout in the second round on a TKO. His championship is recognized in only five states. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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Sargent Shriver, former ambassador to France, June 24, 1970 in Washington announces he will serve as Chairman of “Congressional Leadership for the Future,” which he described as a new king of political organization. With his is Rep. Carl Albert, D-Okla., Democratic leader in the House. (AP Photo)

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National Guardsmen in a jeep move along the center of 14th St., N.W., at S Street in Washington, June 24, 1968, as they assist police in patrolling the predominantly black area of Washington. As dusk approached, crowds which formed earlier, had been dispersed. (AP Photo/Charles Harrity)

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Bandit, two-month-old pet racoon of the Don Hastings family of Edwardsville, Ill., has learned to hold his own bottle, as shown June 24, 1968. The motherless racoon had been boarding with the family coon dog and her litter of pups, but the mother dog became ill and could not continue as foster mother, so Bandit had to learn a new mealtime skill. (AP Photo)

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Mexico’s Manuel Ramos, left, puts a hand on the shoulder of Joe Frazier after Frazier scored a TKO in the second round of their scheduled 15-round bout in New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 24, 1968. Frazier retained his 5= state version of the heavyweight title. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey)

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The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon, are seen at EMI Studios in London, England, June 24, 1967. (AP Photo)

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James Meredith wearing sunglasses and a white hat, walks along U.S. Highway 51 with a handful of supporters during his march against fear from Hernando to Jackson, Mississippi, June 24, 1967. Meredith, who was shot from an ambush during a similar hike last year, hopes to complete the walk in 10 days. (AP Photo/Jack Thornell)

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Beatle fans stand in the rain in front of performance-building “Zirkus Krons” in Munich, Germany on June 24, 1966, where the Beatles will make their performance debut in West-Germany. (AP Photo/Heinz Ducklau)

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A Mississippi Highway Patrolman wearing a gas mask unties a tent rope to collapse a tent set up by Mississippi marchers as three demonstrators struggle on the grass near him, overcome by tear gas used by the police to disperse them. The action came, June 24, 1966 in Canton, Mississippi, a after demonstrators led by Dr. Martin Luther King set up a tent on the school grounds of a black school after they were ordered not to do so. (AP Photo)

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World famous pop group the Beatles during their debut performance in Munich, Germany, June 24, 1966. (AP Photo)

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A deputy U.S. Marshal, James Redpath, center, checks credentials at the doorway of the Minneapolis Federal Courts Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 24, 1964 where the House Committee on Un-American Activities opened a three-day hearing. Persons entering the building were checked as to their business. Another deputy U.S. Marshal is at far right. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)

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U.S. tennis player Billie Jean King returns the ball to volley against Elizabeth Starkie of Britain, during the singles match of the All England Lawn Championships at Wimbledon in London on June 24, 1965. (AP Photo)

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Dancers performing at the world famous Tropicana Nightclub , Havana, Cuba. June 24, 1964 (AP Photo)

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President John F.Kennedy stands with West German President Heinrich Luebke in Bonn, West Germany, on June 24, 1963 as the two men participated in ceremonies inaugurating the German Peace Corps. The ceremony was held in the West German presidential palace, at Villa Hammerschmid. Woman at left is Wilhelmine Luebke, wife of President Luebke. (AP Photo)

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President John Kennedy stands as he speaks at the ceremony setting up a West German peace corps while West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer sits behind him with folded arms. U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, standing, hands folded, and German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroder, next to Rusk, listen as the President told group in Presidential Palace in Bonn June 24, 1963 that he hoped its members would be joined by people from dozens of other free countries. (AP Photo)

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President Dwight Eisenhower wears a pikake lei as he moves through crowd at reception given by Gov. and Mrs. William Quinn at Kaneohe Naval Air Station, June 24, 1960 in Honolulu. Pikake is a native white flower with great fragrance. It is used mostly for leis. (AP Photo)

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Actor Rock Hudson, left, listens as actor Kirk Douglas does the talking on the set of "Day of the Gun," which is being filmed on June 24, 1960 in Mexico. (AP Photo)

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A second unidentified hostage (center) is escorted down an alley by two SWAT team members in the early morning of June 24, 1986, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Three hostages were killed and two were injured as a 13 1/2-hour siege inside a posh jewelry store came to an end. (AP Photo/Ken Steinhardt)

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A cable car travels on its route on Powell Street, between Pine and California, in San Francisco, Ca., June 24, 1960. (AP Photo)

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Diane Sawyers, not quite 2, seen June 24, 1959 in Louisville, Ky., has been paralyzed from the neck down since she was stricken with polio a month ago. Her mother, Mrs. Elmer Sawyers of London, said she had planned to give Diane polio shots the week she was stricken. Diane is in an iron lung at Children's Hospital in Louisville, and soon will be transferred to a hospital at Nashville. (AP Photo)

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Brazil's Pele (10), left, sets up as French goalkeeper Claude Abbes loses the ball, allowing Pele to score Brazil's third goal in the World Cup semifinal, at Stockholm, Sweden, June 24, 1958. Brazil beat France 5-2. (AP Photo)

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An old and odd musical instrument, made in 1830, is brought out for a display of ancient instruments in Hamburg, Germany, June 24, 1957. The twisted instrument, which is called a serpentone, has a flute-like sound. It is made of wood covered with leather, with a metal mouthpiece. (AP Photo/Henry Brueggemann)

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Ladybird Johnson, in Washington, chats via Bell Telephone's picturephone, with Dr. Elizabeth A. Wood, scientist for Bell Telephone Laboratories, in New York City's Grand Central terminal building, during inauguration of the picturephone, June 24, 1964. Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New York City looks on at right. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris)

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Infantry pass the review stand during the big parade by the Tunisian Army through Tunis, Tunisia on June 24, 1956. Tunisian premier Habib Bourguiba can be seen beneath the canopy at right Standing front, Dark Suit, Fez). (AP Photo)

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Seen here is a view of Florence, Italy during a historic costume show, June 24, 1956. (AP Photo)

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The Churchill family turns out in force to welcome former President Harry S. Truman and first lady Bess Truman to Chartwell, the former British Prime Minister’s English countryside estate,June 24, 1956. Sir Winston and his tourist guest, Truman, link arms at center. From left are Sir Winston’s daughters,Mary Soames and Sarah Churchill, Mrs. Truman, Sir Winston, Truman, Lady Churchill, British newspaper publisher Lord Beaverbrook, and Mary’s husband, Capt. Christopher Soames. (AP Photo)

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American Evangelist Billy Graham on a tour on West Germany and Berlin addressing 25,000 people at Duesseldorf’s Rhine Stadium in his first sermon before a German audience, June 24, 1954. Left Wilfried Sibell, a German Clergyman of the Biblical Research Institute of Chicago translating Graham’s words into German, sentence by sentence. (AP Photo/Gillhausen)

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Huge group of Canadian troops are entertained by musician ?somewhere in Korea,? on June 24, 1951. (AP Photo)

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New York Giants Willie Mays, outfielder in action batting practice-swing on June 24, 1954. (AP Photo/John Lent)

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Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, 17, of San Diego, Ca., is shown in play against her opponent Edna Moeller of England in second round match of the women's singles All-England Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon, near London, England, on June 24, 1952. This is Connolly's first appearance at Wimbledon. (AP Photo)

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Lovely Hollywood star Maureen O'Hara (center) who had to learn to use the rapier for the role as a girl masquerading as a boy in a romantic film "Sons of the Musketeers," is shown at the start of a lesson with fencing master Fred Cavens (left) and Dean Cetrulo (right), three times U.S. fencing champion in Los Angeles on June 24, 1950. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

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Alvin Dark, New York Giants shortstop, slides safely across home plate after connecting for an inside-the-park home run in second inning of game with Cincinnati Reds at the Polo Grounds in New York City on June 24, 1950. The ball, relayed from deep center field, got away from catcher Dixie Howell and rolls off. (AP Photo)

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Gil McDougald of the New York Yankees tries to go for a drive by Bill Tuttle of the Kansas City Athletics during their American League game in Kansas City, June 24, 1959, but the ball went into left field for a single, in the fifth inning. (AP Photo)

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Alger Hiss, former state department employee, arrives at Federal Courthouse in New York City on June 24, 1949 for the second day on the stand testifying in his own behalf in his perjury trial. Hiss on June 24 denied he had seen Whittaker Chambers, the government?s key witness, since late May or early June 1936. He is accompanied by Mrs. Hiss. (AP Photo/ Murray Becker)

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U.S. war dead are honored in ceremony in Plebiscite Square in Naples, Italy on June 24, 1948, before being placed aboard U.S. Army mortuary ship Carroll Victory for shipment home. In foreground is Italian honor guard and in background is church of St. Francesco de Paula. The ship sailed with 4,841 who fell on battlefields of southern Europe. (AP Photo)

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A lei about his shoulders, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York smiles at cheering delegates as he appears on the speakers's stand in convention hall in Philadelphia on June 24, 1948 to acknowledge his nomination as the GOP standard bearer for the election. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Robert B. Woodward and Dr. Charles H. Schramm in Cambridge, Mass., June 24,1947. Laboratory made protein-like substances, which approximate structurally the molecules of hair, skin, steaks and furs, have been achieved by Dr. Robert B. Woodward, 30-year-old associate Professor of chemistry at Harvard University. Not only does the process which created these substances provide a new group of synthetic materials for fibers and transparent plastic film, it also medicine with chemicals. Doering synthetized quinine in 1944, was assisted in his present work by Dr. Charles H. Schramm. The two are shown observing the development of giant molecules from little ones under the impetus of heat. This is called polymerization. Although it is familiar in oil, plastic and synthetic rubber making, This marks the first time protein molecules have been simply and automatically produced. (AP Photo).

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Orson Welles is shown between takes of the film "Macbeth," smoking a cigar in full Shakespearian regalia, in Los Angeles, Calif., June 24, 1948. (AP Photo)

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Plowing in this "conventional" way turns the soil over, burying the stubble from the previous crop and leaving bare soil to face the elements. The farmer is Onie Bailey, Holdenville, Okla. , who is plowing on the contour June 24, 1947 with a 3-horse team and sulky plow. This land is being turned under with eight inches of grass which will act as soil builder and fertilizer for spring oat planting. (AP Photo)

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A group of African American workers, both men and women, are shown chopping weeds in a cotton field, June 24, 1946, Athens, Ga. This is a familiar scene on many of the farm lands of this state and will aid King Cotton in producing cloth for wearing apparel and the many needed household materials of which the youngsters in the center look to the future. The workers are unidentified. (AP Photo)

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A Pan American World Airways Constellation, "America," is shown shortly after it landed on Lunghwa Airfield in Shanghai, June 24, 1947, after completing half of its global journey. The plane carries 21 passengers including a group of 15 publishers and editors. Standing near the door of the plane is the president of the Crowell Publishing Company, Thomas H. Beck. (AP Photo)

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A Canadian built truck given to the U.S. Army on a reverse lend-lease rumbles along on metal strips in India on June 24, 1943, as it passes two local means of transportation -- camels. (AP Photo)

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Seven members of the Spokane team in the Western International Baseball League were killed June 24, 1946 when this bus plunged down a precipitous hill on the Snoqualmie Pass Highway near Seattle, Wash. (AP Photo/stf)

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Recent indications have been that the Germans will resort to the use of poison gas when the military situation becomes desperate. In June President Roosevelt warned the axis that the use of poison gas against any of the United Nations would bring instant retaliation. Gas shells in an arsenal of the U.S. Army chemical warfare service being checked, somewhere in America, on June 24, 1943. (AP Photo)

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Okinawa natives are seen on a village street in Taria, on June 24, 1945, during the U.S. invasion of the island in southwestern Japan. (AP Photo)

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Ted Marshall, patrol plane commander, sits in the pilot’s seat during the patrol bomber flight over the Southwest Pacific, and is in constant communication with every part of the plane on June 24, 1942. (AP Photo/Edward Widdis)

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Squinting and making binoculars of his hands, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain strings to watch United States Army Paratroops floating down from the sky during his surprise visit to Fort Jackson South Carolina on June 24, 1942. (AP Photo)

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At a Battle School in Northern Ireland on June 24, 1942, officers of the American forces, along with British officers, undergo hard and realistic training to fit them for opening a second front. The trainees leap across a stream amid explosions simulating shell fire. When their training is concluded, the officers return to their own units to instruct their men. (AP Photo)

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Ypres in 1940 again feels the destructive hand of the German June 24, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Mahatma Gandhi, wearing his dhoti and sandals with a wet towel over his head, leaves a conference at Wardha, India, on June 24, 1942. At the conference, the Indian National Congress Party finally approved a civil disobedience campaign to obstruct the British war effort. Gandhi's support led to his arrest in August. (AP Photo)

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Small ships of all types, pressed into service as transports to bring the evacuated British Expeditionary Force back from Dunkirk, France, are seen crossing the channel in the background while in the foreground are minesweeping ships, June 24, 1940. (AP Photo)

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Skeet shooter Dick Shaughnessy poses with his rifle, June 24, 1940, location unknown. (AP Photo)

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Princess Josephine Charlotte, 11 years old daughter of King Leopold of the Belgians, is now on holiday here at La Panne. She is staying in the royal palace occupied by the Belgian Royal family here during the war. Princess Josephine Charlotte riding her bicycle along the front at La Panne, Belgium, on June 24, 1938. (AP Photo)

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A would-be music star walks the streets of Nashville, Tenn., guitar in hand, chasing the break that has eluded so many on June 24, 1977. The city, with record companies, studios and song publishing firms almost as plentiful as gas stations, attracts musicians the way Hollywood draws aspiring actors. (AP Photo)

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Pickets from the Jewish People's Committee patrol the street in front of the German Consul General's offices at 17 Battery Place, New York City, during the noon hour, June 24, 1938. They are protesting Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany and Austria. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis smiles as he arrives with his wife, Marva, and manager, Julian Black, in Chicago, Ill., June 24, 1938. (AP Photo)

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This June 24, 1937 photograph shows covincts, sentenced to the Pickens County, Georgia, chain gang camp, as they work at a stone quarry in Jasper, Georgia. (AP Photo )

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Wearing ankle chains, a prisoner is shown in a dungeon at the DeKalb County Prison Camp during an inspection tour by Rep. E. L. Almand, left, Georgia House Penitentiary Committee head, and Warden E. W. Weir, June 24, 1937. With the state taking over a new $2,300,000 prison plant July 1, plans are under way for reorganization of the Georgia penal system which may eliminate many of the state's chain gangs. (AP Photo)

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Prof. Jean Piccard’s transparent (celophane) stratosphere test balloon, filled with approximately 200 cubic feet of Hydrogen is shown just before take-off at University of Minnesota stadium, June 24, 1936. The bag was expected to reach height of between 10 and 15 miles. From left to right are Prof. Piccard, an assistant and Mrs. Piccard. (AP Photo)

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Here is a characteristic pose of Sen. Alben Barkley, of Kentucky, who last night sounded a ringing praise for The New Deal and a scorching denunciation of Republican policies in his keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, June 24, 1936, Philadelphia, Pa. (AP Photo/GRS)

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Permanent Chairman of the Democratic National Convention, Joe Robinson, U.S. senator from Arkansas, as he rapped for order at the session of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, June 24, 1936 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo)

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American thoroughbred racehorse Omaha is shown with jockey W. Wright on June 24, 1935. The location is not known. (AP Photo)

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South Korean troops man a lookout post in rugged mountain terrain along the 38th parallel, dividing line between South and North Korea. Communists control the territory in right background and the valley which follows a winding course in center distance. Territory at left is controlled by South Korea. On June 24, 1950 Communist troops invaded South Korea on wide front and U.S military advisers said the northerners pushed three miles south of the border at one point before they ran into first determined resistance. (AP Photo)

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Olympic ice-skater and actress Sonja Henie strikes a pose in her costume as she stands on the tips of her ice skates in Los Angeles, Ca., on June 24, 1936. Henie, of Norway, won the gold medal in figure-skating at the Winter Olympic Games in 1928, 1932 and 1936. (AP Photo)

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Female pilot Amy Johnson smiling and holding a the bouquet she was presented with at the City hall in Brisbane, Australia around June 24, 1930. Johnson crashed of her arrival at Brisbane, but was unhurt. (AP Photo)

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Duke Kahanamouku, 42, great Hawaiian free style swimmer, is shown June 24, 1932 while training at Los Angeles for a comeback. In previous years he competed in three Olympiads and won two titles. (AP Photo)

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Fifty-five sleek race cars roar away in the classic start of the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race at Le Mans, France, June 24, 1962. Phil Hill of the United States and Olivier Gendebien of Belgium drove a 12 cylinder Ferrari into first place to notch their second Le Mans victory in succession. Ferraris were second and third and Jaguars filled fourth and fifth places. (AP Photo/ Jean-Jacques Levy)

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Revelers celebrate in front of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan's west village following the passing of the same sex marriage bill by a vote of 33 to 29, Friday, June 24, 2011, in New York. Same-sex marriage is now legal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that was narrowly passed by state lawmakers Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. The gay rights movement is considered to have started with the Stonewall riots in New York City's Greenwich Village in 1969. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

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John Isner of the US and France's Nicolas Mahut, right, pose for a photo next to the scoreboard following their epic men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant,Pool)

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Patsy Ramsey, left, and John Ramsey, center, look over the shoulder of their attorney, L. Lin Wood, right, during a press conference Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, in Atlanta. The Ramseys spent Monday answering questions from authorities about the death of their daughter, JonBenet. JonBenet was found beaten and strangled on Dec. 26, 1996, in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colo., home. Patsy and John Ramsey maintain they had no involvement in their daughter's death. (AP Photo/Gregory Smith)

by: Associated Press

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