Today In History Sideshow | Mar. 17

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Dean A. Andrews Jr., a suspended assistant district attorney from suburban Jefferson Parish, talks with a newsman as he arrived at the Criminal Courts building in New Orleans, March 17, 1967. Andrews was later indicted by the Orleans Parish grand jury for perjury in connection with the lawyer's testimony in connection with the presidential assassination probe. (AP Photo/Ferd Kaufman)

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In the latest in fat-reduction fads, the young lady on the table at Marble Hall Women's Health Club at Rye, N.Y., March 17, 1948, is worked over by the spot reducer, which takes car of unwanted bulges and increases circulation of blood through fatty deposits. This eliminates the need for exercise which tends to firm already solid flesh and makes the trainee over-hungry at mealtime. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi)

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Christine Jorge, one of the featured attractions at a big benefit show for New York police and firemanís funds, quips with comedian and actor Milton Berle backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 17, 1953. The show, ìThe Bravest and Finest Benefit,î drew glittering personalities on stage and in the audience. (AP Photo/Ed Ford)

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President Roosevelt signs an order proclaiming May 1 as "Child Health Day" at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 17, 1944. Looking on left to right are: Sidney Freeman; Emanuel Cassimatis; Joan Hickey; John Schurdak; A. Thomas Sutton; Hugh Willet; Geraldine Bledsoe; Mary Lee Phillips; Helen Lew; Mary Louise Rogers; Delores Staven; William Durkin and Katherine Lenroot. (AP Photo)

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John Simpson, left, and Edmund Weiner stand with a stack of books - a 26 volume set of Oxford English Dictionaries, which weighs 137 pounds (62.13 kg) and stands 3 feet and 9 inches high (1.14 meters) in London, England on Friday, March 17, 1989. They were responsible for editing the second edition of the Dictionary and Simpson had particular responsibility for the 5,000 new words or definitions in the new set. (AP Photo/John Redman)

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FILE - In this March 17, 1965 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. uses a megaphone to address demonstrators assembled at the courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. after a meeting with Sheriff Mac Butler, left, and other public officials. (AP Photo/File)

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President Nixon has trouble working a yo-yo which was given to him by country singer Roy Acuff during his visit to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., March 17, 1974. (AP Photo)

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Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the world champion New York Yankees, spends a little vacation time watching his boys train for the 1938 season at St. Petersburg, Fla., March 17, 1938. From left: pitcher Paul Andrews, Ruppert, outfielder Ernie Koy and pitcher Bump Hadley. (AP Photo)

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Members of a motorcycle gang are booked at the 9th Precinct police station in the East Village section of New York, March 17, 1969. They were held for questioning in connection with the fatal burning of Ray Edward White, believed to be a member of a rival gang. Several different motorcycle gangs were questioned by police throughout the evening. The men shown here are unidentified. (AP Photo/John Lent)

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Gas masks on, these members of the Guatemala secret police escort two students demonstrators away during rioting Friday, March 17, 1962 in Guatemala City. At least 20 persons have been reported killed since Tuesday in this riot-torn city. (AP Photo)

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Several hundred soldiers and civilians, including family members, crowd the southern bank of the Thach Han River at Quang Tri to greet a boatload of newly freed South Vietnamese POWs arriving from across the river, March 17, 1973. The Viet Cong, which controlled the northern bank, had released 300 prisoners. (AP Photo/Tran Khiem)

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Dutch Ambassador to Belgium Baron Van Harinxma Thoe Slooten signs the Five Power Pact, between Britain, Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Netherlands, in the Grand Salon of the Palais Des Academies in Brussels on March 17, 1948. Director of the Belgian Government Treaty Services Jules Denoel, stands left, and Chief of Protocol for Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Viscomte Charles De Ghellinck stands right. (AP Photo)

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Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd sorts through proximately 1,500 letters and telegrams he received from persons wishing to accompany him on another Antarctic expedition at his Brimmer Street, Boston at home on March 17, 1954. Looking at pile of mail he chuckled ìmaybe people are fed up with civilization.î (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin)

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Member states vote to approve a resolution that will impose a no-fly zone over Libya during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters Thursday, March 17, 2011. In addition to the no-fly zone, the resolution authorizes "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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Permanent representatives from the United Kingdom, Mark Lyall Grant, left, and the United States, Susan Rice, right, vote to approve a resolution that will impose a no-fly zone over Libya during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters Thursday, March 17, 2011. In addition to the no-fly zone, the resolution authorizes "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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United States permanent representative Susan Rice speaks after voting to approve a resolution that will impose a no-fly zone over Libya during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters Thursday, March 17, 2011. In addition to the no-fly zone, the resolution authorizes "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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Russia, second left, abstains as member states vote to approve a resolution that will impose a no-fly zone over Libya during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters Thursday, March 17, 2011. In addition to the no-fly zone, the resolution authorizes "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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Russian permanent representative Vitaly Churkin, right, laughs while speaking with Libyan permanent representative Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham before a vote to approve a resolution that will impose a no-fly zone over Libya during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters Thursday, March 17, 2011. In addition to the no-fly zone, the resolution authorizes "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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St. Patricks party for baseball club officers and press, March 17, 1951 at beach hotel. (AP Photo)

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Prime Minister Fidel Castro and farmers at farm project in Oriente Province of eastern Cuba, March 17, 1959. (AP Photo)

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Pressman Mike Klop puts on an old-fashioned newsprint cap moments after starting the presses for the final edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Monday, March 16, 2009, at the printing plant of The Seattle Times in Bothell, Wash., where the paper has been published. Hearst Corp., which owns the 146-year-old P-I, said Monday that it failed to find a buyer for the newspaper, which it put up for a 60-day sale in January after years of losing money and will print its final edition Tuesday, March 17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer managing editor David McCumber, left, steps away after addressing employees at a small rally outside the P-I headquarters Monday, March 16, 2009, in Seattle. Hearst Corp., which owns the 146-year-old P-I, said Monday that it failed to find a buyer for the newspaper, which it put up for a 60-day sale in January after years of losing money and will print its final edition Tuesday, March 17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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The building housing offices of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is seen Monday, March 16, 2009, in Seattle. Hearst Corp., which owns the 146-year-old P-I, said Monday that it failed to find a buyer for the newspaper, which it put up for a 60-day sale in January after years of losing money and will print its final edition Tuesday, March 17. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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** FILE ** In this March 10, 2009 file photo, the iconic globe of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is seen atop the company's waterfront headquarters and in view of the Space Needle in Seattle. P-I managing editor David McCumber said Monday the globe will continue to spin even after the 146-year-old paper prints its final edition Tuesday, March 17, 2009, and goes Web-only. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

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Baltimore Orioles' Sammy Sosa testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill to examine the use of steroids in baseball in Washington Thursday, March 17, 2005. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Firemen and rescue workers walk through the debris of Israel's Embassy after a terrorist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 17,1992. ( AP Photo/DonRypka )

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Anne Maguire, center, spokesperson for the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, speaks to the press on the steps of the New York Public Library along Fifth Ave where she announced the group’s plans for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day parade, Wednesday, March 15, 1995, New York. Irish-American homosexuals vowed to hold a march protesting their exclusion from the parade, despite a federal judge’s refusal to grant them a permit for the demonstration. The parade will step off on New York’s Fifth Ave. Friday, March 17, 1995. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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Laurence Powell, one of four policemen charged with violating the civil rights of motorist Rodney King, walks with an unidentified police officer in the hallway of the federal courthouse in Los Angeles , March 17, 1993 during lunch break. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Framed by a huge American flag, Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton and his wife Hillar yRodham Clinton wave to supporters during a rally at a downtown Chicago hotel Tuesday, March 17, 1992. Clinton won both the Illinois and Michigan primaries. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton addresses supporters at a rally in Chicago Tuesday, March 17, 1992. Clinton easily won both the Illinois and Michigan primaries on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton wave to supporters as they get showered with confetti during a rally at a downtown Chicago hotel on Tuesday , March 17, 1992. Clinton won both the Illinois and Michigan primaries. (AP Photo/Ralf-Finn Hestoft)

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The Queen Mother is framed for a group photo by members of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in Berlin on March 17, 1991. The Queen Mother is in Berlin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together with British forces. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)

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President George Bush shakes hands with Air Force Capt. Spike Thomas and Capt. Eric Dodson looks on during welcoming home ceremonies at Sumter, South Carolina, March 17, 1991. Both pilots of the 33rd Tactical Unit based at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, were shot down during the Persian Gulf War. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

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Michael Jackson is shown leaving the Ivy restaurant in Los Angeles after dining with Madonna, Saturday, March 17, 1991. The two pop stars caused a commotion upon leaving the restaurant when restaurant employees battled with photographers outside. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Youths throw stones over their flaming barricade in West Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 17, 1988. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)

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Helen Walz stands next to the family motor home in her side yard in Venice, Florida on Sunday, March 17, 1985, after a tornado swept through the neighborhood damaging homes and business, killing two people and injuring about 40. Walz said her husband was “working on the motor home until 10 at night, but look at it now.” (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

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New employees of Ito-Yokado, one of Japan's leading supermarkets, do exercises in harmony prior to a three-hour ceremony marking their joining the company in Tokyo on March 17, 1988. They are part of 2,256 new members of the giant supermarket family. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)

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The foundation for the projected $50 million redesign and expansion of the Astoria Film Studio in New York City on March 17, 1983, is underway with the hope of re-establishing New York as a major filmmaking center. The addition of special effects departments, sound stages, advance costume facilities and film support departments, will allow the production of big budget and technically advanced films to be made in New York without having to rely on Hollywood services. (AP Photo/Rene Perez)

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President Ronald Reagan reviews the honor guard on Sunday, March 17, 1985 during arrival ceremonies at the Quebec City Airport. The ceremonies were held inside a hangar due to the extreme cold. President Reagan flew to Canada for two days of meetings with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)

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N.Y. Islanders coach Al Arbour, left, talks with his top scorer, Mike Bossy during a break in practice in Denver March 17, 1982. When Arbour took over as head coach of the Islanders, nine years ago, they were the worst team in the NHL. Two year later they were playing for the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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FILE - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, right, and Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, share a laugh during a break from a session at the Ottawa Summit in this file photo dated July 21, 1981, at Government House in Ottawa, Canada. Personal papers from 1981 released Saturday March 17, 2012, by the Thatcher archive at Cambridge University in England, reveal that Thatcher was fascinated by U.S. President Reagan, and that she snatched and kept a page of his doodles from this G7 summit in Ottawa. Reagan left the piece of paper adorned with his sketches, sitting on a table at the Ottawa meeting when Margaret Thatcher picked it up and kept it, it is revealed in her papers released Saturday. (AP Photo/File)

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Heather Mills, center, talks to members of the media, as she leaves central London's Royal Courts of Justice, following the announcement of the judgment of her divorce with Paul McCartney, Monday March 17, 2008. A judge has awarded Mills, a total of 24.3 million pounds (US$48.7 million; euro 30.88 million) in the financial settlement of her divorce from the former Beatle. A document released by the Family Court says the judge awarded Mills a lump sum of 16.5 million pounds plus assets she currently holds worth 7.8 million pounds. Mills told reporters outside court that she was "very happy" with the settlement. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Sir Paul McCartney, right, leaves the central London's Royal Courts of Justice with divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton, following the announcement of the judgment of his divorce with Heather Mills, Monday March 17, 2008. A judge has awarded Heather Mills, 40, a total of 24.3 million pounds (US$48.7 million; euro30.88 million) in the financial settlement of her divorce from the former Beatle. A document released by the Family Court says the judge awarded Mills a lump sum of 16.5 million pounds plus assets she currently holds worth 7.8 million pounds. Mills told reporters outside court that she was "very happy" with the settlement. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Heather Mills, right, arrives in central London's Royal Courts of Justice, for the announcement of the judgment in her divorce case with Paul McCartney, Monday, March 17, 2008. McCartney, 65, and Mills, 40, went to court last month to decide on Mills' share of the former Beatle's fortune, which is estimated at as much as 825 million pounds (US$1.6 billion; ?1 billion). Media reports have suggested McCartney offered his wife around 25 million pounds (US$50 million; ?32 million) and that she was seeking at least double that amount. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Sir Paul McCartney, right, arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Monday, March 17, 2008. Paul McCartney came to court Monday to learn how much of his huge fortune he must hand over to estranged wife Heather Mills. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Sir Paul McCartney arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Monday, March 17, 2008. Paul McCartney came to court Monday to learn how much of his huge fortune he must hand over to estranged wife Heather Mills. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Aftermath of rocket attack on Friday, March 17, 1978 on one of two refugee packed cars on coastal highway in South Lebanon. Total of 14 were killed including children. Lebanese ambulance men pull riddled and charred body from wreckage. (AP Photo/Dear)

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Jack Nicklaus bites his tongue as he watches his ball roll to the cup on the 17th green during 2nd round action of the 1998 Tournament Players Championship at Sawgrass Country Club Friday, March 17, 1978. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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Christian Lebanese Phalangists on armored vehicle set position in the town of Marjayoun, South Lebanon, March 17, 1978 to prevent any counter-attack by Palestinians. (AP Photo/Saris)

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An Israeli soldier treats a wounded Lebanese villager in the town of Bint Jbeil in South Lebanon, Friday, March 17, 1978. (AP Photo)

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A New York City policeman on patrol crosses Pell Street in Chinatown on March 17, 1977, scene of a shooting incident between youth gangs. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey)

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Manson family members, Sandra Good, right, and Susan Murphy, in the custody of Federal Marshals, are shown as they left the Federal Court in Sacramento, March 17, 1976 shortly after being found guilty. The two were charged with conspiring to mail threatening letters to business and public officials and threatening them with death unless environmental pollution ceased. They will be sentenced at a later date. (AP Photo/Walt Zeboski)

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Jockey Ron Turcotte pilots Secretariat (leading, #4) over the finish line at Aqueduct in New York, March 17, 1973 to win the $27,750 Bay Shore stakes in his debut as a three-year-old. The 1972 Horse of the Year, got under the wire 4½ lengths ahead of Champagne Charlie, with Michael Venezia up, second from left, with a time of 1:23 1/5. Venezia's mount was two and a half lengths ahead of Impecunious, right, ridden by James Moseley. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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Champion Joe Frazier, his eye puffed, is recuperating in St. Lukes Hospital in Philadelphia on March 17, 1971. His doctor said it was the round of appearances since the championship bout that laid the champ low. (AP Photo)

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Crowd gathers at bonfire on Columbia campus in New York, March 17, 1970 to toast marshmallows and collect money for the Chicago 7 trial and for freeing the Black Panthers in New York. Rennie Davis, one of the defendants in the Chicago conspiracy trial spoke at the university earlier in the day. The students burned garbage which was put out by city firemen. Bus loads of policemen were on hand off campus in case of trouble, but the students broke up peacefully. (AP Photo)

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Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, back center, sits on his DC-9 jetliner during a press conference after it landed, March 17, 1970, Los Angeles, Calif. Hefners companion, Barbi Benton is at right. The rest of the group is unidentified. (AP Photo/George Brich)

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Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of the slain Dr. Martin Luther King, talks with Mrs. Mary Wilson, wife of the British prime minister, during a call at No. 10 Downing Street in London March 17, 1969. Mrs. King is in London at the invitation of the British Martin Luther King Foundation. (AP Photo)

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Children of slain American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Yolanda, 13, center, and Martin Luther III, 11, right, visit a crèche at St. David's Church Hall, Islington, London, March 17, 1969 where children from the area have a play group run by their parents. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation has donated ($300) toward an open air play ground for the children. (AP Photo/Leonard Brown)

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U.S. marines at Khe Sanh use “Sniperscopes” attached to their M-16 rifles for some sharp-shooting at the North Vietnamese who surround the base on March 17, 1968. (AP Photo)

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Sen. Robert F. Kennedy campaigns in Boston on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1968. (AP Photo)

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Actor Charlton Heston and his family on location at Bishop, California on Oct. 4, 1967 during the filming of his latest picture “Will Penny.” His wife is the former Lydia Clarke, married on March 17, 1944. His son is Fraser, born on Feb. 12, 1955; and his girl is their adopted daughter Holly Ann, born on August 2, 1961. (AP Photo)

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Roger Maris holds up mail in St. Louis Cardinals dressing room in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 17, 1967. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)

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It appears some television viewers prefer "Batman", shown March 17, 1966, over the Gemini 8 coverage. The ABC-TV network, which airs the show on Wednesday nights, reported 1,000 telephone calls protesting the interruption of the show for reports on the space flight. Adam West portrays the hero in the series. (AP Photo)

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Students from Eastern and Midwestern Universities, many of them girls, staged a sit-down on trash covered sidewalks at the White House in Washington on March 17, 1965. Using blankets, sleeping bags, parkas and pieces of plastic, the students started their sit-down during a heavy, wet snow. (AP Photo/William Smith)

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Thousands of demonstrators stream to the courthouse behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Montgomery, Alabama, March 17, 1965. The march was to protest treatment of demonstrators by police during an attempted march. At front and center of march in white shirt is Andrew Young. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. locks arms with his aides as he leads a march of several thousands to the court house in Montgomery, Ala., March 17, 1965. From left: Rev. Ralph Abernathy, James Foreman, King, Jesse Douglas, Sr., and John Lewis (partially out of frame). (AP Photo)

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Milwaukee Braves outfielder Henry Aaron rests in a Milwaukee Hospital after an operation to remove a bone chip in his left ankle, March 17, 1965, Milwaukee, Wisc. Aaron’s ankle, in cast at left foreground, is expected to be normal and he should be ready for opening day. (AP Photo)

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This unusual camera angle presents a wide view of New York's Fifth Avenue and buildings as the St. Patrick's Day moves uptown in New York, March 17, 1965. Window washers can be seen at work at the International Building. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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With much of the nation under wraps while awaiting spring, Doris Cooper, left, of Coral Gables, Fla., and Vicki Durant of Los Angeles, run on the sand at San Francisco’s sunny Ocean Beach on March 17, 1964 with their German Shepherd, Rex. The girls, both redheads, are dancers at Bimbo’s 365 Club and want only the lightest of tans. Sailboat in far background is at entrance to the Golden Gate. (AP Photo/Ernest K. Bennett)

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Viennese model Evelyn Futter with her dog “Ratz” on March 17, 1962 in Vienna. She collected piece of downed U2 plane as souvenir which may have helped in U.S. probe. (AP Photo)

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Champion Floyd Patterson, right, and his brother, Golden-Glover Ray Patterson, ham it up at Idlewild Airport in New York City on March 17, 1962 as they are about to leave New York for Cairo, Egypt. The Patterson’ brothers will be guests of the Untied Arab Republic Government and will present a series of exhibition matches in that Middle Eastern country. (AP Photo)

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson hears Al Bolan, right, of Championship Sports tell newsmen the title fight between Patterson and Sonny Liston has not been postponed even though Liston went to Chicago for an examination of his knee. Patterson said he favors holding the rematch at Miami Beach, Florida, March 17, 1963. (AP Photo)

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Actress Gina Lollobrigida and her husband, Dr. Milko Skofic, kiss their two-year-old son, Milko, Jr., on the couple's arrival in Rome, March 17, 1960. Skofic flew from the Italian capital to Paris to greet Gina on her arrival from New York, and they then flew to Rome to see their son. The couple denied rumors of marital troubles. (AP Photo/Jim Pringle)

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Rep. Michael J. Kirwan, D-Ohio, left, host annually at a St. Patrick?s Day party, welcomes President John F. Kennedy to his 1961 celebration held at the National Press Club in Washington on March 15, 1961. Rep. Kirwan each year invites members of congress and other government figures to his party. This year it was held in advance of March 17 because of other celebrations that day. (AP Photo/Bob Schutz)

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President Dwight Eisenhower poses, March 17, 1960 at the White House in Washington with Miro Slovac, right, and Bill Boeing, Jr., during a ceremony awarding them the President?s Cup. The trophy, on the Chief Executive?s desk, is awarded annually to the winner of the President?s Cup Regatta race for unlimited hydroplanes. The ?Wahoo? winner of the 1959 event was driven by Slovac, Denver, Colo., and is owned by Boeing, a Seattle, Washington, resident. (AP Photo)

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Ohio State coach Woody Hayes and coach of the year Paul Dietzel of Louisiana State show three of their colleagues some of the finer points of the game during an interlude at the National Football Clinic in Atlantic City, New Jersey on March 17, 1959. Watching the duo are three high school coaches, from left to right: Tommy Kaulukukui of Episcopalian High School in Honolulu; Anastasio Gerner of Academia Militar in Mexico City, and Richard Tithe of Cathedral High School in Hamilton, Ontario. (AP Photo/Syd Stoen)

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Willie Mays outfielder and heavy hitter for the San Francisco Giants shakes hands with Ty Cobb during a get together for the old timers shown March 17, 1960 before the game between Boston Ted Sox and San Francisco Giants. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)

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** FILE ** In this March 17, 1959 file photo, thousands of Tibetan women silently surround the Potala Palace, the main residence of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan leader, to protest against Chinese rule and repression, on March 17, 1959, in Lhasa, Tibet. Hours later fighting broke out and the Dalai Lama was forced to flee to safety in India. Tibetans are about to mark the 50th anniversary of the failed March 10, 1959 uprising which led to the Dalai Lama fleeing to exile in India. (AP Photo/File)

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High in the Himalayas, the Dalai Lama, god king of Tibet, rests with warriors who protected him on his incredible flight from the Red Chinese. The Dalia Lama, seated sixth from left, fled the sacred capital Lhasa on the night of March 17, 1959, when the Chinese opened fire. First his personal guards protected him, but they were soon joined by his squad of loyal Khamba tribesmen. Some carried sub-machine guns and others flintlocks with bayonets. Despite pursuit and road blocks, the Dalai Lama reached the free zone of India on March 31. (AP Photo)

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A car is piled high with the belongings of a family occupying one of the homes in Aeschylus Street, Nicosia, Cyprus on March 17, 1956. Sir John Harding, the governor of Cyprus, announced yesterday March 16, that as a collective punishment Aeschylus Street, an alley-like passage, be completely evacuated. It was at the corner of this street and Hippocrates Street that police sergeant Gerald Rooney was shot dead three days ago. (AP Photo)

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The 1944 Red Sox brain trust, and they outnumbered the players six to four at the initial workout of the season at Cousens Gym, Tufts College, Medford, Massachusetts on March 17, 1944. Lineup, left to right: Tom Daly, now chief scout; Frank Shellenback; manager Joe Cronin; Hugh Duffy; Bill Burwell (a newcomer up from Louisville); and Larry Woodall. (AP Photo)

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WAACs girls in stateside clothes in Tokyo on March 17, 1947. From left to right: Cpl. Joan, Cleveland, Ohio; C.L. Virginia Mahringer, St. Louis, Missouri; Staff Sgt. Artemus L. Bekiares, Chicago, Ill.; Col. Elizabeth Gordon, Norwich, Connecticut; and Col. Virginia Schweitzer, St. Albans, N.Y. (AP Photo)

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Burned and gutted, with less than half its original installations standing or in useable condition, the Japanese city of Ponape in the Carolines, central pacific was virtually eliminated as a factor in the pacific war by a heavy fire-bomb attack by liberators of the 7th army air force on March 17, 1944. Attacks against remaining installations continue. (AP Photo)

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Moving her out! After the plane had been “Jacked” out of its resting place, it was moved 300 yards by manpower over these specially constructed runways built of swamp logs and planks. The pool of water directly under the ship is indicative of the terrain in general – a complete job of drainage was necessary around the ship before it could be moved from the mud, March 17, 1944. (AP Photo)

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George D. Munger, 24, is one of the St. Louis Cardinals’ four rookie pitchers who have come up from the Columbus club, shown in Cairo, Ill., on March 17, 1943. He won 16 and lost 13 games last year. His home is in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Edward Kitch)

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George Blum, captain of Pleasant Valley Guerillas in Tillamook, Oregon, stands six feet three inches tall and weighs 235 lbs., March 17, 1942. The guerillas have gathered to protect against potential enemy invasion on home soil. (AP Photo/Bob Glander)

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Michael Naymick, rookie hurler up from Wilkes-Barre, tests out his pitching arm during training at the Cleveland Indians’ spring camp at Lafayette, Indiana on March 17, 1943. (AP Photo/Ed Maloney)

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt look at two wedding anniversary gifts: a potted shamrock plant and an Irish potato, at the White House on March 17, 1941, the 36th anniversary of their wedding. With them is James Sloan of the United States Secret Service,who accompanied President Theodore Roosevelt, as his body guard, to the wedding of his niece Eleanor, now first lady. (AP Photo)

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Evacuation plant of the Children’s Foundation at New Milford, Connecticut on March 17, 1941, built for American children in the event New York is threatened from the air. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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Mrs. Lawrence N. Wilson poses in a bomb shelter at the International Flower show at the Grand Central Palace in New York, March 17, 1941. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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A grand military parade was held at Heliopolis near Cairo in honour of the Crown Prince of Iran who, two days previously, had married Princess Fawzia, King Farouk’s sister, in Cairo. Units of the Egyptian Camel Corps during the march past at the grand parade at Heliopolis, Egypt, on March 17, 1939. (AP Photo)

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German Chancellor Adolf Hitler standing in his car saluting the citizens on his arrival in Vienna, Austria on March 17, 1939, after he arrived in the city from Prague. (AP Photo)

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President Albert Lebrun of France and his wife in the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on March 17, 1939. (AP Photo)

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With great pomp and ceremony Italian dictator Benito Mussolini opened the Tripoli Fair. Mussolini giving the Fascist salute before making his speech on arrival to open the fair in Tripoli, Libya, on March 17, 1937. (AP Photo)

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One-armed baseball players pulled a drab around the field to get the kinks out of their muscles as spring training started at the camp of Bill White’s One-Armed Wonders in Douglas, Ga., March 17, 1937. From left are Eddie Hartley of Jacksonville, Fla., an outfielder; Seil Hicks, infielder from Atco, Georgia; and manager Bill White. (AP Photo)

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Singer John Cougar Mellencamp waves to the crowd in Chillicothe, Mo., as he arrives on stage to perform at the farmer's rally, May 7, 1986. The three-song concert was held in the parking lot of the Livingston County, Mo., FmHA office. Local farmers have occupied that site since March 17 to protest the policies of the county FmHA supervisor. (AP Photo)

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The charred remains of a male refugee victim, one of 14 persons killed in South Lebanon being out into an ambulance, March 17, 1978. (AP Photo/Vartan)

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A sailor from Tyre in South Lebanon surveys broken boats and a sunken ship after Israeli air raids over the country for the third day, March 17, 1978. (AP Photo/Baughman)

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Released prisoner of war Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm is greeted by his family at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif., as he returns home from the Vietnam War, March 17, 1973. In the lead is Stirm's daughter Lori, 15; followed by son Robert, 14; daughter Cynthia, 11; wife Loretta and son Roger, 12. (AP Photo/Sal Veder)

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Jimmy Young is seen after he defeated former world heavyweight champ George Foreman, March 17, 1977, in San Juan. Young pounded out a 12-round decision over Foreman. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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Heavyweight Jimmy Young winces as he tangles with former titleholder George Foreman in San Juan, March 17, 1977. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a protest march to the courthouse in Montgomery, Ala., on March 17, 1965. From left are Ralph Abernathy, James Forman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. S.L. Douglas and John Lewis. (AP Photo)

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It was Erin go bragh (Ireland forever) all the way for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, youngest brother of the former President, when he joined in with the almost 9000 other marchers to celebrate South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 1964. Inclement weather failed to dampen the spirits of politicians, bands, and military units as they marched along the 4.2 mile route that was once the home of Boston's large population of Irish descent. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, sit with three of their four children in their Atlanta, Ga, home, on March 17, 1963. From left are: Martin Luther King III, 5, Dexter Scott, 2, and Yolanda Denise, 7. (AP Photo)

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Wearing oversized paper ears, first graders in Baldwin, N.Y., listen attentively during a lesson in phonetics, March 17, 1961. The big ears empasize the need to listen. (AP Photo)

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British actress Joan Plowright walks arm-in-arm with her new husband, Sir Laurence Olivier, in New York's Shubert Alley in the Theater District on West 45th Street, March 17, 1961. They were married earlier in the day in Connecticut. Ms. Plowright has a leading role in "A Taste Of Honey" at the Booth Theater, while Olivier has the lead in "Becket" at the nearby Royale Theater. Olivier was married to Vivien Leigh. (AP Photo)

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American evangelist Billy Graham, right, walks with an unidentified member of his party in the temple area inside the Old City of Jerusalem, March 17, 1960. Graham is on an 18,000-mile preaching tour of Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Leila Wynn)

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First official photograph of Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre of Monaco, son and heir of Prince Rainier III, in the arms of his mother Princess Grace, in Monaco, March 17, 1958. (AP Photo)

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The U.S. Navy's Vanguard rocket blasts off the launching pad at Cape Canaveral, Fla., March 17, 1958. Under the rocket's nose cone is a 6.2 inch test satellite to be released into orbit around the earth. At left is an umbilical tower. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

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South Korean President Syngman Rhee at the Presidential Mansion in Seoul on March 17, 1955. (AP Photo/George Sweers)

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Francis, the ?talking? mule is shown in a special device for holding ice which helps to relieve the pain of gout he has acquired in his ankles on March 17, 1951 in Hollywood, CA. (AP Photo)

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Three young New Yorkers raise their right hands as they are sworn into the Women?s Air Force by Capt. William F. Donegan in New York on March 17, 1952. The girls, from left, are Vincenza Cascione, 18, of 23-39 95th Street, Jackson Heights; Janice R. and Marie E. Joeckel 22-year-old twins of 60-70 Putnam Avenue, Ridgewood. (AP Photo/JH)

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The rain caused this man to use his sign as a head covering instead of flaunting his slogans through the crowd in Tokyo on March 17, 1949. (AP Photo/Charles Gorry)

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Actor Edward G. Robinson portrayer of “tough guy” parts in the movies, does his best to keep a stern face as he underwent a bubble bath in a movie scene in Hollywood on March 17, 1948. He has his inevitable cigar. (AP Photo)

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Patients at this V.A. Hospital in Oakland, Calif., receive instructons in stroking from Bill Crosby on March 17, 1949. The veterans shown are from left: George W. Boggs, A.W. McIntire, and Charles Reynolds. The ball, strung on an elastic cord, can take quite a beating. (AP Photo)

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With Mt. Vesuvius smoking and spewing ash in the background, an Army jeep is seen speeding away from the inferno, as the volcano erupts shortly after the arrival of the Allied forces in Naples, on March 17, 1944. (AP Photo)

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The youngsters "Get hep" to the music of the juke box at "The Haven" Washington, Pa, Juvenile night club March 17, 1944.(AP Photo)

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Girls from England who belong to the Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.C.) arrive in New York March 17, 1942 on the S.S. Glenstrae, English boat. (AP Photo)

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The R.A.F. squadron of polish flying officers who succeeded in escaping from their country co-operates with polish army corps, Scottish command, and A.A. Batteries. Keenness and untiring effort have brought the squadron to a high standard of efficiency, enabling the personnel to carry out their duties as successfully as other poles in fighter and bomber command. Aircraft in the pictures are Lysanders. Lysander aircraft of the squadron on a photographic reconnaissance over snow – covered Scottish Mountains, March 17, 1942. (AP Photo)

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An air raid drill at Seattle College caught students William Bates, left, and Edna Mae Farrell, right, while they were eating their lunch in the school café, but they simply took shelter under the table and continued eating in Seattle, Washington, March 17, 1942. Air raid wardens said 350 students left their classrooms and assembled in shelters within one minute in first at the college. (AP Photo)

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Firemen fighting a blaze caused by incendiary bombs dropped in the British island base by Japanese air raiders before Singapore fell to the Japanese invaders on March 17, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Aviators from England, Canada and New Zealand arrive in a New York port March 17, 1942. (R.A.F; R.C.A.F. and R.N.Z.A.F.) and girls of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.C.) (Arrived on the S.S. Glenstrae, English boat, name of boat is not to be mentioned.). (AP Photo/John Lindsay)

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Four British airmen give the bulls eye sign, meaning the ship's okay, after inspecting a four-motored Boeing bomber at the company's Seattle, Washington plant, March 17, 1941. From left to right are: William Brown, Bert Unwin, Albert Buckton and Alex Sherwood. (AP Photo)

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In the presence of an assembly of notables, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the $15,000,000 pink marble national art gallery which the late Andrew W. Mellon gave to the nation at a ceremony, March 17, 1941. (AP Photo)

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In the presence of an assembly of notables, President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the $15,000,000 pink marble national art gallery which the late Andrew W. Mellon gave to the nation at a ceremony, March 17, 1941. On the platform with the president were, left to right: Samuel H. Kress, who gave the gallery his collection of Italian art; Paul Mellon, son of the donor; Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, chairman of board of trustees; Thomas Qualters, the president's bodyguard; the president; Captain Daniel Callaghan, Naval aide to the president; Brigadier General Edwin M. Watson, rear, secretary and aide to the president; first lady Eleanor Roosevelt; Vice President Henry A.Wallace; Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (AP Photo)

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted the National Art Gallery built and endowed by funds left by the late Andrew W. Mellon, for the nation, March 17, 1941. On the platform with the president as he delivered his address were, left to right: first lady Eleanor Roosevelt; Vice President Henry A. Wallace and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (AP Photo)

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Dormitories of the evacuation plant of the Children’s Foundation at New Milford, Conn., on March 17, 1941, built for American children in the event New York is threatened from the air. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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American boxer King Levinsky, known as Kingfish Levinsky and born Harris Krakow, on March 17, 1937. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)

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Smashing the provisions of the Lacarno Treaty, German troops goose-stepped into the demilitarized Rhineland on March 17, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Joseph Gallo, known as 'Crazy Joe Gallo,' is removed by police from a restaurant where Gallo fired 5 shots, killing a waitress, Mrs. Fern Burke, 41, in San Jose, Calif., March 17, 1955. Officers said Gallo fired 5 shots, three bullets striking the woman. (AP Photo)

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Britain's Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales with Prince George, the Duke of Kent travelling on a workman's trolley during an informal visit to the Great British Exhibition in Buenos Aires, Argentina around March 17, 1931. (AP Photo)

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Miss Teresa Derci, 21, of Wertsville, N.J., walks near her home as she pointed out tracks of an automobile which she believes may have some bearing of the Lindbergh kidnapping case, March 17, 1932. Miss Derci said three men in an automobile stopped near her home on Feb. 22 and asked the way to the Lindbergh home. It was deduced by some observers that the planning of the kidnapping may have been made that day, although the Lindbergh baby was at the Morrow home in Englewood, N.J., at the time. (AP Photo)

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