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Space U.S. Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule Lift Off
Astronaut John Glenn, the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule is shown being launched from Cape Canavarel, Fla. on Feb. 20, 1962. (AP Photo)

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SPACE FRIENDSHIP 7 1962
The Friendship 7 capsule, containing astronaut John Glenn, is recovered from the Atlantic by the destroyer U.S.S. Noa after a successful space flight, Feb. 20, 1962. The yellow coloring in the water is dye to make the capsule more visible to the recovery crew. (AP Photo)

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CIVIL WAR BATTLE OLUSTEE
This artist's sketch shows Union forces as they suffer defeat in the Battle of Olustee, or Pond Ocean, Fla., during the American Civil War on Feb. 20, 1864. It was the only pitched battle with Confederate troops to take place in Florida. (AP Photo)

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Evelyn Brent

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Fashion Negligees 1929
Actress Evelyn Brent wears hostess pajamas, chartreuse velvet trousers and sable-trimmed metallic jacket with a silver-cloth turban, Feb. 20, 1929. (AP Photo)

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Teapot Dome
Greystone mansion of the late oil magnate, Edward L. Doheny Jr. on Feb. 20, 1929. (AP Photo)

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Amy Johnson + 3

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England Aviation Mildred Bruce
Mrs Victor Bruce, known as Mildred Mary Bruce, center with flowers, with female pilots Amy Johnson, left, Winifred Spooner, third from left and husband Captain Victor Austin Bruce after she was escorted by eight bluebird planes on the last leg of her flight around the world from Lympne to Croydon on Feb. 20, 1931. She was also escorted by Delphine Reynolds, unseen. (AP Photo)

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Central Park New York City
Though the warmth of civilization lies just beyond, this statue of “Balto” the indomitable lead dog who carried that famous serum to Nome, appears to be in its element during New York's heavy snowfall. The brilliantly-lighted skyline of upper Fifth Avenue in the background in Central Park on Feb. 20, 1934. (AP Photo)

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Huge Whisky Still Destroyed
A huge whiskey still near Monroe, Georgia, Feb. 20, 1935, which was destroyed by Federal Agents. It had a 400 gallon a day capacity and 50 sticks of dynamite were used to blow up the still, boiler, 15,000 gallons of mash and over 400 gallons of liquor. (AP Photo)

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England Duke of Kent
Britain's Prince George, The Duke of Kent, during a tour of the British Industries Fair at Olympia, London, on Feb. 20, 1936. (AP Photo/Staff/Puttnam)

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Austria Voellersdorf Concentration Camp
Austria’s Chief concentration camp, Voellersdorf, near Vienna, on Feb. 20, 1938. It is surrounded by barbed wire charged with electricity. About 3,000 political prisoners were released from this and other camps after the amnesty. (AP Photo)

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London Downing Street Crowd
Large crowds in Downing Street, London, on Feb. 20, 1938, waiting for news of the political crisis. (AP Photo)

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Dizzy Dean, Paul Dean, Baseball Players Brothers Posing
The brothers Dean of baseball are seen in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 20, 1939, getting set to go to training camp, with Paul (left) bound for the St. Louis Cardinals camp in Florida, while Dizzy (right) is telling the world he’s going to California to join his teammates on the Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo)

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American Nazis
A passer-by slips to the pavement while attempting to avoid the hooves of a policeman’s horse outside Madison Square Garden, New York City, Feb. 20, 1939, where the German American Bund was holding a rally. Disorder having been feared after a counter-demonstration was announced, police kept crowds around the Garden on the move. (AP Photo)

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American Nazis
A mounted policeman strikes with the back of his gloved hand at an unidentified man near Madison Square Garden, New York, during the German American Bund rally Feb. 20, 1939. A force of 1,500 policemen were stationed in and around the Garden to forestall anti-Bund demonstrations. (AP Photo)

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American Nazis
New York City’s mounted police form a solid line outside Madison Square Garden on Feb. 20, 1939, to hold in check a crowd which packed the streets around the Garden where the German American Bund was holding a rally. To prevent any clash between bundsmen and counter-demonstraters, police surrounded the area with a force of 1,500. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)

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WWII England London Cigarettes
Londoners with lighted cigarettes are liable to be stopped on the sidewalk with the request of, Give us a light please, many times, for matches are very scarce in London, Feb. 20, 1940. Note the no matches sign on the kiosk window. (AP Photo)

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WWII England London Cigarettes
A box for empty cigarette packets and tobacco tins is standard equipment for a London tobacco store in London, Feb. 20, 1942. Manufacturers ask for the return of packages so that they can refill them. (AP Photo)

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ROCKEFELLER PLAZA
Crowds rush for cover as sirens sound for the Daylight Air Raid Alarm at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Feb. 20, 1943. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

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Queen Elizabeth II + 3

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Princess Elizabeth and Margaret 1943
Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain, center, releases a carrier pigeon bearing a message of greeting to Lady Baden Powel as her sister, Princess Margaret Rose, looks on, Feb. 20, 1943. It was one of the many messages sent by Girl Guides throughout Britain on Thinking Day, which marks the birthday of the late Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement. (AP Photo)

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Queen Elizabeth II + 3

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Princess Elizabeth and Margaret 1943
Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain, left, holds a pigeon, as Princess Margaret Rose watches prior to its liberation, Feb. 20, 1943. The pigeon carried a message to Lady Baden-Powell, one of many sent throughout Britain on Thinking day, which marks the birthday of the late Lady Baden-Powell, founder of the Scot movement. Both of the princesses are Girl Guides, the British equivalent of Girl Scouts. (AP Photo)

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Neville Vincent Gorton

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WWII Coventry New Bishop Enthroned
The new Bishop of Coventry, Dr. Neville Vincent Gorton, was enthroned in the bomb wrecked ruins of Coventry Cathedral, England on Feb. 20, 1943. The new Bishop wearing a mitre in procession up what was formerly the nave of the bombed cathedral. (AP Photo)

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WWII US Civil Defense Drills 1943
The warbling notes of the red alert signal had not yet ceased to sound, Feb. 20, 1943. The same streets that were so busy with pedestrian New Yorkers and holidaying visitors a few minutes before, are empty except for air raid wardens, police and Navy shore-patrolmen. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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WW II Africa
Lovely Carole Landis, screen star lunges for the ball to the apparent delight of our boys and film stars Kay Francis and Martha Raye in North Africa, Feb. 20, 1943. This pacific scene was photographed at an American army camp in North Africa where the three Hollywood lovelies entertained our boys. The three girls returned to the states from an extended tour of army camps in Great Britain where they entertained the boys. (AP Photo)

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WWII Denmark
The flaming wreckage of a bombed factory in Copenhagen, Feb. 20, 1943. (AP Photo)

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