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Today In History: February 28

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Richard Nixon + 4

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Chou En-Lai
Members of the delegation that traveled with President Richard Nixon to China pose for a picture with Chinese dignitaries on the last day of their visit, Feb. 28, 1972. Second from left at front row is National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger; front row center is Pres. Nixon; Premier Chou En Lai stands between Nixon and Secretary of State William Rogers. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)

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Olof Palme Assassination
Swedish police technicians sweep the site where Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was slain in Stockholm Friday evening. The search for physical evidence and other clues continued on Saturday, March. 1, 1986 in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Bjorn Elgstrand)

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Olof Palme Assassination
A bouquet of flowers is laid down at the pool of blood on a Stockholm City pavement where Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated shortly before midnight on Friday, Mar. 1, 1986 in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Borje Thuresson)

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Olof Palme Assassination
A police van is standing close to the spot where Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated at the crossing Tunnelgatan-Sveavaagen in Stockholm City on Friday, March 1, 1986. The dark spot in the snowless middle of the pavement is blood from the Prime Minister. That is where he was shot by a gun-man in close range. (AP Photo/Bjorn Elgstrand)

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Olof Palme Politician Jubilating
Cornered by photographers, Olof Palme, Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and winner of the general election, hoists his arms in joy and as a sign of victory after votes was counted and the result showed that he will remain as Prime Minister in Stockholm on Sunday, Sept. 15, 1985. (AP Photo/Borje Thuresson)

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Maurice Wilkins + 5

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NOBEL PRIZE 1962
From reception on the Nobel-Institution in Stockholm Dec. 9, 1962, for this years Nobel Prize winners. From left to right: Professor Maurice Wilkins, John Steinbeck, Dr. John Kendrew, Dr. Max Perutz, Dr. Francis Crick and Professor James Watson. (AP PHOTO)

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Chou En-lai + 1

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NIXON CHINA VISIT
Premier Chou En-lai bends over in the Chinese manner to eat with chopsticks as President Nixon watches at a banquet in Shanghai, February 28, 1972. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

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U.S. President Richard Nixon and Chou En-lai
With smiles all around, U.S. President Richard Nixon says goodbye to China?s Premier Chou En-lai at Shanghai Airport, Monday, Feb. 28, 1972 before departing for Alaska, winding up his eight-day China visit. (AP Photo)

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Kissinger Sadat 1974
President Anwar Sadat, right, welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at Giza pyramids outside Cairo, Feb. 28, 1974, where they held talks on Syrian-Israeli disengagement, U.S. relations and the Geneva peace talks. (AP Photo)

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HENRY KISSINGER + 1

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Sadat Kissinger At Pyramids 1974
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, center, and U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger are seen during a press conference at the pyramids, Feb. 28, 1974. (AP Photo)

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Colin Powell + 2

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President Bush with Colin Powell and John Sununu
President Bush meets in the Oval Office, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1991 with members of his senior staff, Wednesday night Bush announced a cease-fire in the war against Iraq. From left: Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Gen. Colin Powell; chief of staff John Sununu; Defense Secretary Dick Cheney; Vice President Quayle; Bush; Secretary of State James A. Baker III; National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft and standing right is spokesman Marlin Fitzwater. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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Waco Branch Davidians
A Texas National Guard armored personnel carrier heads towards the Mount Carmel compound of the Branch Davidians cult near Waco, Texas on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1993. Federal and local law enforcement officials are at a standoff with the cult after cult members opened fire on Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents, killing at least four and wounding 15, as they attempted to execute a search warrant on Sunday morning. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Eugene ONeill
Eugene O’Neill and daughter Oona spending time at their winter at home at Spithead, England, Feb. 28, 1927, playwright with daughter. (AP Photo)

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Jackie Cooper + 1

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Jackie Cooper Rogers Hornsby
Young movie star Jackie Cooper poses with Chicago Cubs manager Rogers Hornsby at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, Feb. 28, 1932 during an Olympics benefit baseball game between the Joe E. Browns and the Buster Keatons. Players from the Pirates, Giants and Cubs participated. (AP Photo)

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Japan Textiles 1934
A view of Oriental Cotton Spinning Company mill, in Osaka, Japan, one of the largest and most up-to-date in the country, is seen, Feb. 28, 1934. (AP Photo)

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Christy Mathewson

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Christy Mathewson Jr
Christy Mathewson Jr., Son of the famous Pitcher, photographed in New York , Feb 28,1934. (AP Photo)

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London Clement Attlee
A big protest meeting was held on the Eden-Chamberlain question, indignation being chiefly centred on the abandonment of the League of Nations, and a keynote of the meeting was the demand that such a vital decision should first be submitted to the electors. So vast was the crowd at Kingsway Hall that it was soon filled, and Clement Attlee, leader of the opposition, after a speech at the hall,addressed a vast crowd in Lincoln's Inn Fields nearby. Clement Attlee during his speech to the meeting at Kingsway Hall, London, on Feb. 28, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Larry Gains

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Boxing Larry Gains
Canadian Heavyweight boxer Larry Gains is now in full training at Shoeburyness for his forthcoming fight with Len Harvey for the Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain, to take place at Harringay on March 16. Larry Gains taken at his training camp at Shoeburyness, England, on Feb. 28, 1939. (AP Photo)

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WWII Civil Defense Blackout Drills 1941
Jane Smith applies a lampblack preparation to the windows of her home in readiness for the scheduled March 7 blackout of Seattle, Wash., Feb. 28, 1941. The west coast city is the first in the United States to test blackout effectiveness. Ray Paulson, left, helps daub windows. (AP Photo)

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CHARLES GASKINS

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WWII U.S. WAR EFFORT
Charles E. Gaskins works at an emery wheel in the Norfolk Navy Yard as he helps turn out fighting ships for the war effort in Portsmouth, Va., on Feb. 28, 1942. (AP Photo)

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WWII Russia German Roadside Grave
A roadside grave of some German soldiers, killed as a result of their Fuehrer’s onslaught on the soviet people, somewhere in Russia on Feb. 28, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia surrounded hostesses
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia surrounded by some of the hostesses as he stopped in to look the place (stage door canteen) on Feb. 28, 1942 behind him is Newbold Morris. The girls are all members of the Amer. Theater wing war service. (AP Photo/Mat Zimmermann)

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WWII USO
Visitors arriving on Feb. 29, 1942 to inspect the Stage Door canteen for service men on the former site of the Little Club in the 44th Street Theatre Building, west of Broadway, which will open on March 2, under the sponsorship of the American Theatre Wing War Service, Inc., pay an admission fee consisting of the pound of the following foodstuffs: sugar, cheese, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly or five cans of tomato soup. The canteen will be open daily from 5 p.m. until midnight for the duration and will offer service men – free of charge – refreshments, sandwiches, dancing and entertainment. The canteen after March 1. Left to right: Mary Stevenson and Allyn Van Baalen, hostesses; Morris Gest, producer; Rachel Crothers, playwright; Jessie Royce Landis, actress, and Irving Berlin, song writer, Feb. 28, 1942. (AP Photo/Marty Zimmerman)

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Ready hairdos before GI show
Before going onstage in their act for soldiers, Norma Squires (left), and Marion Oliver, both of Hollywood, Cal., attend to their hairdos in Italy on Feb. 28, 1944. They are veteran USO troupe performers. Their show was given behind the front lines around Cassino. (AP Photo)

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