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Clyde Tombaugh
Clyde W. Tombaugh, the discoverer of the ninth planet Pluto, poses with homemade telescopes at his home in Burdette, Kan., April 17, 1930. Tombaugh, a Kansas farm boy with a penchant for astronomy, discovered Pluto while working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charles Grumich)

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1960 Winter Olympics
Uncle Sam’s squad of athletes and officials marches around the ice speed skating rink in parade of Winter Olympic athletes formally opening the international games at Squaw Valley, Calif. on Feb. 18, 1960. (AP Photo)

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1960 Winter Olympics
Speed skater Ken Henry circles the ice rink in front of the Ice Arena carrying the flame with which he lit to Olympic torch in front of the Tower of Nations at the formal opening of the Winter Olympic Games, Feb. 18, 1960, Squaw Valley, Calif. (AP Photo)

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KEN HENRY

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1960 Winter Olympics
Speed skater Ken Henry climbs a ladder and ignites the Olympic torch in front of the Tower of Nations during ceremonies opening the Winter Olympic Games at Squaw Valley, Ca., Feb. 18, 1960.

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Northern Ireland Troubles
Local youths of the Bogside area of Londonderry, Northern Ireland starting to make barricades and attack houses with bricks and other missiles after the announcement that Bernadette Devlin, unseen, the MP for Mid-Ulster had been sentenced to six months imprisonment on Feb. 18, 1972. Here youths pull up paving stones. But they soon retreated when the British soldiers arrived. (AP Photo/Michel Laurent)

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Northern Ireland Troubles
Broken mannequins lie amongst the rubble after Paul’s fashion shop was wrecked by a bomb explosion in St. James Street, Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Feb. 18, 1972. Two soldiers of the British army pass by on patrol. (AP Photo/Michel Laurent)

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KENNEDY OATH REHNQUIST
Anthony M. Kennedy, left, takes the constitutional oath as a Supreme Court Associate Justice from Chief Justice William Rehnquist at a White House ceremony in Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 1988. Holding the Bible is Kennedy's wife, Mary Kenndy. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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Anthony Kennedy and William Rehnquist
Anthony M. Kennedy, left, stands with Chief Justice William Rehnquist outside the Supreme Court on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1988 in Washington, before being sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/J.Scott Apple white )

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DALE EARNHARDT SR + 1

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NASCAR DAYTONA 500 EARNHARDT
Dale Earnhardt (3) hits the wall while he getting hit by Ken Schrader (36) during the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2001 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Earnhardt had to be cut from his battered car and was taken to Halifax Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of head injuries. (AP Photo/Bob Sweeten)

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DALE EARNHARDT SR + 1

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NASCAR DAYTONA 500 EARNHARDT
Dale Earnhardt's (3) window pops out of the car after being hit by Ken Schrader (36) during the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2001, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Getting by are drivers Bobby Hamilton (55), Jeremy Mayfield (12), Bill Elliott (9) and Ricky Rudd (28). Earnhardt had to be cut from the wreck and was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition was not immediately disclosed. (AP Photo/Greg Suvino)

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DALE EARNHARDT SR

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NASCAR DAYTONA 500 EARNHARDT
Dale Earnhardt waves to fans during race introduction before the start of the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2001 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla Earnhardt was involved in a serious crash in the race. (AP Photo/Russell Williams)

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SPY CASE
Attorneys for FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen, lead by Plato Cacheris, center, meets reporters outside federal court in Alexandria, Va., Monday, March 5, 2001, after a hearing where a judge ordered Hanssen to remain in jail. Fellow attorneys, John Hundley, left, and Preston Burton flank Cacheris. (AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano)

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SPY ARREST
Attorney General John Ashcroft, left, accompanied by CIA Director George Tenet, looks on as FBI Director Louis Freeh, not shown, meets reporters at FBI headquarters in Washington Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 to discuss the arrest the FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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SPY ARREST
William Howard Taft High School is shown Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001 in Chicago. Hanssen, a 25-year FBI agent, was arrested Sunday night at a park in suburban Virginia after dropping a package of documents for his Russian contacts, authorities said. Accused spy Robert Hanssen once attended the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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WINTER OLYMPICS SPEEDSKATING USA NETHERLANDS TR2
From left to right, slver medalist Joey Cheek of the United States, gold medalist Shani Davis of the United States and bronze medalist Erben Wennemars of the Netherlands smile during the flower ceremony after the men's 1000 meter speedskating race at Oval Lingotto during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Chicago Seven
The seven defendants in the Chicago Conspiracy Trial hold a press conference in Chicago Saturday, Feb. 28, 1970 after the 7th Crcuit U.S. Court of Appeals grant their request for bail. Left to right, Lee Weiner, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, Abbie Hoffman, Tom Hayden, (behind Hoddman)Jerry Rubin and John Froiners. Dellinger holds his granddaughter, Michelle Burd. (AP Photo/JLP)

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Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial
Protesting the conviction and sentencing this week of five of seven defendants in the 100-day trial on charges of crossing state lines to incite riots at time of Democratic Convention in 1968, this crowd gathered in Federal Building plaza in downtown Chicago, Feb. 21, 1970. In background are signs an effigy in stars and stripes attached to a hangman?s rope. (AP Photo)

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Chicago Seven Trial
These five defendants were convicted by federal court jury of inciting bloody violence, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1970 in Chicago at time of 1968 Democratic Convention. Top, left to right: Jerry Rubin, Dave Dellinger and Abbie Hoffman. Bottom, left to right: Thomas Hayden and Rennie Davis. (AP Photo)

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Chicago Seven Trial 1970
William M. Kunstler, defense counselor for the Chicago 7, continues active with press conference after a federal jury in Chicago convicted five of the seven defendants of conspiracy to create riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Feb. 18, 1970. He objected to families of defendants and their friends being kept away from court when verdict was read. (AP Photo)

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Chicago 7 Trial
Demonstrators protesting contempt-of-court sentences against seven defendants at the Chicago conspiracy trial flee tear gas fumes after riot-equipped police and the demonstrators clashed outside the Seattle Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1970. Police said they did not throw the tear gas. The fumes spread after rocks and other objects thrown by demonstrators smashed glass doors at the courthouse. (AP Photo/Barry Sweet)

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Prince
Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

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Civil War Confederate Inauguration 1861
This was the scene during the inauguration of the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, Feb. 18, 1861, in Montgomery, Ala., painted by artist James Mamelon from a photograph taken on the spot and owned by Col. William C. Howell. (AP Photo)

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Holden C. Richardson

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USA 1912 Pusher Plane
Captain Holden C. Richardson, head of the Design and Material Section of the U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics, prepares to take off in a 1912 Curtis Pusher plane, somewhere in America, Feb. 18, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Mushy Callahan Kid Berg

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Boxing Mushy Callahan and Kid Berg
Mushy Callahan, Vincent Morris Scheer and Jack Kid Berg, Judah Bergman fought for fifteen rounds during a boxing match for the World’s Championships at 10 stone at the Albert Hall, London on Feb. 18, 1930. (AP Photo)

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