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Today In History: January 17

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USA Texas Cotton Harvest
The south of America is harvesting cotton, and in southernmost Texas, it has been a big year for the crop. Here, farmers near O’Donnell, Texas, are pitching their feathery crop into wagons, preparatory to its departure for the town, on Jan. 17, 1938. (AP Photo)

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QUEEN LILIUOKALANI

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LAST QUEEN
The last reigning monarch of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani, is shown in this undated file photo before the Hawaiian Islands became a republic in 1893. Five years later, Hawaii was annexed by the United States. (AP Photo)

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Kurt Carlsen

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USA NY Kurt Carlsen
A car carrying Kurt Carlsen, captain of the Flying Enterprise moves along Lower Broadway, New York City in a shower of ticker tape and paper during the city's welcome on Jan. 17, 1952. Marching in front of the car in the drive to City Hall are midshipmen of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point, Long Island. Seated in the car with Captain Carlsen is Grover Whalen, head of the city's reception committee. (AP Photo)

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Robert Falcon Scott Expedition Members
Four of the five members of the doomed Scott expedition near the South Pole, which they reached on Jan. 17, 1912. Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, leader of the expedition, described the pole as an “awful place” in the diary found ten months later with his frozen body. All five men in the party died. Scott’s insistence on using horses instead of dogs to pull supplies later was held responsible for fatal delays on the trip. (AP Photo)

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Madison Square Garden
This is the interior of historic Madison Square Garden in New York, which will house the 1924 Democratic National Convention, shown Jan. 17, 1924. The Garden, located at Madison Square and 26th Street, now accommodates 13,000 but its seating capacity will be increased to 20,000 for the convention. (AP Photo)

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Clara Bow
Clara Bow and her husband Rex Bell enjoying the snow covered hills in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 1933. (AP Photo)

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Nicaragua Jinotega
Aerial view of Jinotega, North Nicaragua, Jan. 17, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial
Closely guarded, Bruno Richard Hauptmann leans over to talk to his wife Anna during his trial in Flemington, New Jersey on Jan. 17, 1935, as the accused kidnap-killer of the Lindbergh baby. Hauptmann is on left, and between him and Mrs. Hauptmann are Deputy Sheriff Hovey Low, (plain clothes) who watches Hauptmann, and state police Lieut. A.L. Smith, who watches Mrs. Hauptmann. (AP Photo)

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Hope Chandler

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New York Hope Chandler
Most beautiful of the 32 girls who dance nightly at New York’s Paradise Cabaret restaurant is Hope Chandler, whose charms have been publicly praised and admired. She is 5’ 6”, weighs 8 stone 8 pounds, and is sixteen years of age. Several film companies plan to screen-test her, which seems only to prove that even in paradise, beauty is but a commercial proposition. Hope Chandler in the American Bolero number, dressed in beads and wearing a charming smile, at New York’s Paradise Cabaret restaurant, on Jan. 17, 1938. She is to be married to David Whitmire Hearst later this year in April. (AP Photo)

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Hope Chandler

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New York Hope Chandler
Most beautiful of the 32 girls who dance nightly at New York’s Paradise Cabaret restaurant is Hope Chandler, whose charms have been publicly praised and admired. She is 5’ 6”, weighs 8 stone 8 pounds, and is sixteen years of age. Several film companies plan to screen-test her, which seems only to prove that even in paradise, beauty is but a commercial proposition. Hope Chandler in the “American Bolero” number dress, in her dressing room,in New York’s Paradise Cabaret, on Jan. 17, 1938. She is to be married to David Whitmire Hearst later this year in April. (AP Photo)

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Hope Chandler

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New York Hope Chandler
Most beautiful of the 32 girls who dance nightly at New York’s Paradise Cabaret restaurant is Hope Chandler, whose charms have been publicly praised and admired. She is 5’ 6”, weighs 8 stone 8 pounds, and is sixteen years of age. Several film companies plan to screen-test her, which seems only to prove that even in paradise, beauty is but a commercial proposition. Hope Chandler in the “American Bolero” number dress, in her dressing room,in New York’s Paradise Cabaret, on Jan. 17, 1938. She is to be married to David Whitmire Hearst later this year in April. (AP Photo)

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AL CAPONE

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AL CAPONE
Al Capone is photographed at a football game in Chicago on Jan. 19, 1931. Everywhere he went, people recognized him. Capone always wore a loud tie, a bent brim fedora hat and camel's hair polo coat and always had an entourage of bodyguards. (AP Photo)

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WWII Ships
Part of a convoy bound for Malta is silhouetted against the dawn at sea, Jan. 17, 1943. Dawn is feared by the merchantmen’s and the warships’ crews because it is the favorite time for the enemy to attack with torpedo and bombing planes made from a Royal Navy cruiser escorting the convoy. (AP Photo)

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Al Capone

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Al Capone
Al Capone shown around April 14, 1931. (AP Photo)

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CAPONE TRIAL
Al Capone faces a jury in Federal Court in Chicago for income tax evasion on Oct. 7, 1931. To Capone's left is Michael Ahern, his chief legal defense attorney. To the right is attorney Albert Fink. (AP Photo)

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LIE-DOWN PROTEST IN LONDON
Large numbers of unemployed people, carrying posters drawing attention to their for winter relief, lay down in Oxford Street, London, Jan. 17, 1939, stopping all the traffic. (AP Photo)

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LONDON LIE-DOWN PROTEST
Large numbers of unemployed people, carrying posters drawing attention to their for winter relief, lay down in Oxford Street, London, Jan. 17, 1939, stopping all the traffic. (AP Photo)

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Native Americans 1940
Indian tribesmen from the deserts of Arizona came to Boston to get ready to demonstrate Indian dances at forthcoming sportsmen's show, but found themselves the students instead of the teachers. Above, Chief White Horn is learning how to do the "bumps-a-daisy" with Miss Vera Chapin, dancing teacher at a Boston hotel, Jan. 17, 1940, as fellow tribesmen look on. (AP Photo)

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China Communist 1941
A young member of Communist army youth group holds the national flag before hoisting it to the top of the hall in background, where a Defense of Yenan meeting is being held, amidst rugged rocks and caves of the Red capital, Jan. 17, 1941 in Yenan, China. (AP Photo/John Roderick)

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German army 1940's
A photo taken during a practice storm of German infantry: a vanguard unit removing obstacles by means of hand grenades in preparation for storming on Jan. 17, 1941 such training keeps the men steadily in fit condition. Location unknown. (AP Photo)

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WWII England Rubber reclaimed
A busy scene in the drug room of a rubber reclamation factory, somewhere in England, on Jan. 17, 1942. Here chemist mix ingredients which are themselves mixed with the reclaimed rubber to make it suit all kinds of different trade requirements. (AP Photo)

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WWII: U.S. Defense: Women Farmers
Beatrice Lieb, of Hartford, Conn., and Donna Watkins, of Worcester, Mass., running a corn sheller machine in South Hadley, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1942. (AP Photo)

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Defense Stamps Sales
Bunny Waters devised this unique method of selling defense stamps for Uncle Sam on a New York to Miami train. She and 12 other young women en route to appear in a chorus sold $500 worth of the stamps between Washington and Richmond in 9 minutes flat. Four admiring Royal Air Force cadets peel stamps off Bunny in Miami, Fla., Jan. 17, 1942 at ten cents a stamp (AP Photo)

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WWII England BBC Programme Recording
A member of the BBC Recorded Programs Department selects extracts from one of the speeches of American President Roosevelt, Jan. 17, 1943. (AP Photo)

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