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Today In History: February 15

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WWII England Hurricane Tests Guns
Remarkable picture of the guns of a Hurricane aircraft of Fighter Command Royal Air Force firing a burst of 1600 rounds at night. To secure the luminous effect a proportion of one tracer bullet in four rounds was introduced. The effect recorded by a camera placed on the ground on the port side of the Hurricane, at an airfield in England, on Feb. 15, 1942. (AP Photo)

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SUSAN BROWNELL ANTHONY

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SUSAN ANTHONY
Susan B. Anthony, women's rights advocate, is shown in this undated photo at an unknown location. Anthony, who was born in 1820 in Adams, Mass., led the fight for women to have the right to vote in the United States in the 19th century. (AP Photo/New York University)

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SUSAN ANTHONY
This is an undated sketch drawing of suffragette Susan B. Anthony. Anthony, who was active in the anti-slavery movements, became a leader in women's rights in 1854 and co-founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. She was born in Adams, Ma., in 1820 and died in 1906. (AP Photo)

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SUSAN B. ANTHONY

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SUSAN ANTHONY
Social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader Susan B. Anthony is shown in this undated photo at an unknown location. Anthony co-founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. (AP Photo)

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USS MAINE SHIPWRECK
Lifeboats rescue surviving crewmen of the wrecked USS Maine after an underground explosion destroyed the battleship on the night of Feb. 15 as it was anchored in the Havana harbor, Cuba, in 1898. About 260 U.S. Naval personnel were killed in the explosion. The sinking of the U.S. warship was a catalyst for the outbreak of the Spanish-American War and the U.S. officially waged war on April 25. (AP Photo)

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Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan, who figured prominently during the rescue work of the ill-fated battleship Maine in 1898 as diving director, is shown on Feb. 11, 1927. Mr. Morgan will make his annual visit to memorial to the unknown who were killed on the Maine explosion in Havana, Cuba, which occurred on Feb. 15, 1898. Location of photo is unknown. (AP Photo)

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Spirit Of St. Louis Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh poses with the "Spirit of St. Louis," Feb. 15, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Pope Pius XI

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Pope Pius XI
Pope Pius XI being carried on his Gestatorial Chair into the Sistine Chapel, Rome as he celebrates the eighth anniversary of his coronation on Feb. 15, 1930. Members of the Roman Nobility and members of the Diplomatic Corps were among those present. (AP Photo)

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ADOLF HITLER

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HITLER ATTENDS MOVIE
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler is shown at a movie premiere in Berlin, Germany, February 15, 1933. (AP Photo)

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AP

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Russian Cavalry
Russian Cavalry engaging in maneauvers in Moscow, February 15, 1933. The Army consists of 650,000 members, but Soviet officials claim they can put in the field a force of several millions in a short time. (AP Photo)

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Giuseppe Zangara
Giuseppe Zangara, a bricklayer from N.J. in a Miami, Fla. jail, Feb. 17, 1933, after his attempt to assassinate U.S. president-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt the night of Feb. 15, 1933. He has refused counsel to defend him in court, and gives incoherent reasons for wanting to shoot Roosevelt. (AP Photo)

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Franklin D Roosevelt

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Franklin D Roosevelt
President-elect Franklin Roosevelt is shown as he assured a crowd of supporters that he had received no injury after Joe (Giuseppe) Zingara attempted to assassinate him at a public reception in Bayfront Park at Miami the night of February 15, 1933. Zingara's bullets missed Mr. Roosevelt but struck Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago and four other persons. (AP Photo)

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Would-Be Assassin Zangara
Giuseppe Zangara, Hackensack, N.J. bricklayer, center, is shown in criminal court in Miami, Fla., Feb. 17, 1933, surrounded by unidentified deputies, waiting for arraignment for his attempt to assassinate President-elect Franklin Roosevelt and wounding Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, and four others, on Feb. 15. Arraignment was postponed. (AP Photo)

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HELENA RUBINSTEIN

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HELENA RUBINSTEIN
Businesswoman Helena Rubinstein shows two masks from her collection that she will exhibit in New York City as she arrives aboard the ocean liner Paris on Feb. 15, 1934. Rubinstein, head of her own cosmetics empire, made her 151st crossing of the Atlantic as her home is in Paris, France. (AP Photo)

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New York New York City Statues Memorials Statue Of Liberty
An unusual view of the statue of liberty taken on Feb. 15, 1934 in New York City, one might say, from a worms-eye view. At any rate, the old girl who dominates New York harbor, looks big enough. She?s better looking, they say, from the deck of an incoming ship. (AP Photo)

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Death warrant for Bruno Richard Hauptmann
Here is a closeup of the death warrant which will send Bruno Richard Hauptmann to the death chair in the state prison at Trenton, New Jersey. The warrant was photographed in Flemington, N.J. Feb. 15, 1935 where Hauptman was convicted of slaying the Lindbergh baby. (AP Photo)

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Hans Von Stuck

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Italy Viareggio Hans von Stuck Speed Record
In breaking the international class C record for cars over a flying mile on the Viareggio at Lucca, Italy on February 15, Hans von Stuck, the German racing motorist averaged 199 miles an hour, the highest speed ever recorded on a road. Von Stuck was driving a specially constructed Auto Union car. Hans Von Stuck is seen making his record-breaking dash on the Viareggio at Lucca, Italy, in his racing car on Feb. 15, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Mary Pickford Frances Greenman Portrait
Frances Greenman, portrait artist at Hollywood in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 15, 1935 with her oil painting of Mary Pickford. Miss Pickford herself is at right. (AP Photo)

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Daytona Beach
The sands of Daytona Beach, Fla., stretch to the horizon, Feb. 15, 1935. The beach was the birthplace of Daytona's auto racing legacy. Sir Malcolm Campbell drove his Blue Bird race car on the beach to world land speed records up to 276 miles an hour in February and March of 1935. (AP Photo)

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London Fog
It may appear to be night but in fact this is fog-enshrouded Blackfriars in London just after lunchtime, Feb. 15, 1936. (AP Photo)

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ENGLAND HORSES PULL PLOUGH
A farmer ploughs his last furrow in his field with his team of Shire horses, in Wiltshire, England, Feb. 15, 1937. (AP Photo)

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MADRAS MAHATMA GANDHI
Spiritual and political leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi, enters a temple for prayers, in Madras, India, Feb. 15, 1937, during his visit to South India. (AP Photo)

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Queen Elizabeth

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London Queen Elizabeth
The British Industries Fair was opened at the Olympia Exhibition Hall and the White City, London, and at Birmingham. During Queen Elizabeth visit she inspected the textile section of the exhibition during the afternoon at the White City. The latest products of all the leading British industries are on show at the three sections of the exhibition, and many thousands of pounds worth of orders are expected to be placed during the next few days. Britain's Queen Elizabeth inspecting fabrics made in Lancashire from Indian cotton at the Lancashire Indian Cotton Committee's stall at the exhibition at the White City, London, on Feb. 15, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Algeria Algiers Casbah
A street in the Casbah in Algiers, Algeria, on Feb. 15, 1937. (AP Photo)

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