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Today In History: January 26

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Olympic Winter 1976 Innsbruck Austria Preparation Hostesses
Olympic hostesses were put to the probing glances of Austrian Army soldiers during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 12th Olympic Winter Games on Monday, Jan. 26, 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. (AP Photo/Endlicher)

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Florence Lowe Barnes

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Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes
Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes, an early aviatrix of the same vintage as Amelia Earhart, is shown in a 1930’s photo in front of the Travel Air Mystery Ship at Cantil, California, on Jan. 26, 1978 in which she set a women’s speed record. A museum is being planned here to house her memorabilia. (AP Photo)

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George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw acknowledges greeting on his arrival in Bombay, India in the course of a tour, Jan. 26, 1933, which will take him around the world. He is scheduled to give a speech when he stops in the United States. (AP Photo)

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FIRST LADY ROOSEVELT CWA MEETING
U.S. first lady Eleanor Roosevelt attends a meeting of the women's CWA officials at Warrenton, Va., Jan.. 26, 1934. Seated from left are, Ellen Akgnew, in charge of Virginia's CWA work for women; Dr. Louise Stanley, director of the farm housing survey; Ellen S. Woodward National Director of Women's CWA work; Roosevelt; and Elinor Morgenthau, wife of the Secretary of the Treasury. (AP Photo)

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Bing Crosby

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Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby holds his twin sons, Denny, left, and Philip, right, as his 19 month old son Gary Evan sits in the background while Crosby fills out census card in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Jewel Hold Up
Margaret Bell, wife of a retired New York broker, was stripped of jewelry she valued at $350,000 in a Miami, Fla., hotel, Jan. 26, 1935. She had worn some of the jewelry to a Miami race track and the bandits apparently followed her to the hotel. (AP Photo)

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George

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King George V Lying In State
The long, never ending queue of pilgrims to Westminster Hall to pay homage to King George V, was still some two miles long in London, on Jan. 26, 1936. A general view of the ever growing multitude of pilgrims seen waiting patiently along the Albert Embankment, by St. Thomas’ Hospital. They are making their way towards Vauxhall Bridge, then along the Millbank to Westminster Hall. (AP Photo)

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Edward Robinson

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Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson, Warner Brothers star, better known to the film public as "Little Caesar" shown Jan. 26, 1937 at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., with paintings acquired during his recent European visit. At left is Renoir's "After The Bath" while at right is Pissarro's "The Dead Trees". The small Marble head is a reproduction of Mrs. Robinson by the sculptor Boris Lovet-Lorski. (AP Photo)

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U.S. FLOODS 1937 PITTSBURGH
Waterfront residences and warehouses are washed off for the third time this week from flood water on Pittsburgh's north side, Pa., Jan. 26, 1937. (AP Photo)

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U.S. FLOODS MISSISSIPPI RIVER
This aerial view shows the wild rush of Mississippi River flood water through the gap dynamited by army engineers in levee of Birds Point, a new floodway of Madrid, Mo., Jan. 26, 1937. The opening eased pressure on levee protecting Cairo, Ill., which between Ohio and Mississippi Rivers at confluence was in danger of almost complete submergence. (AP Photo)

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Gypsies
Members of a class of 12 gypsy children who are to attend in Beverly, Massachusetts, Jan. 26, 1937, what is believed to be the nation’s first school exclusively for gypsy children. The school board decided on the special class after hearing teachers’ reports that the children were so much below normal in education that they retarded other pupils in the regular classes. (AP Photo/FOX)

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Morocco Camel Caravan
The camel is called the ship of the desert, and no wonder, as far as the eye can see in this picture there is nothing but dunes dotting the windswept desert, on Jan. 26, 1937. The camel caravan is wending its way to Mogador, southern-most seaport on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. (AP Photo)

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White House Swimming Pool 1938
This is a swimming pool interior shot of the Presidents Swimming Pool in the White House, Jan. 26, 1938, Washington, D.C. (AP Photo)

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Liner S.S. Leviathan
Outward bound from New York for the last time, the famous wartime liner S.S. Leviathan was halted, on Jan. 26, 1938, while her compasses were calibrated before processing to Scotland and the scrap yard where she will be broken up. Here is a parting view of the onetime troop transport as she steamed eastward about 75 miles out of New York. (AP Photo)

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King George VI

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England King George VI
Britain's King George VI made the second flight of his reign when he flew from Bircham Newton, near Sandringham, to inspect the Royal Air Force Cadet College and the Apprentices Training School. The King inspecting cadets of the R.A.F. in Cranwell, England, on Jan. 26, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Queen Victoria + 5

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Rome Spanish Royal Baby Baptised
The Baptism of the son of the heir to the Spanish throne, Don Juan, Prince of the Asturias, took place in the Chapel of the Knights of Malta. The Papal Secretary of State, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli officiated at the ceremony. Ex-Queen Victoria holding the Royal baby at the ceremony in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 26, 1938. (AP Photo)

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WAR AND RELIGION SPAIN 1939
Citizens of Barcelona gather in the Plaza Catalunia for one of the first Masses following the fall of the city to insurgent Fascist troops, Jan. 26, 1939. In addition to citizens, almost 10,000 soldiers joined in the ceremony. Churches were dismantled and its properties confiscated by anti-Fascists. (AP Photo)

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SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1939
Barcelona civilians cheer wildly as insurgent soldiers enter Spain's largest city, Jan. 26, 1939, ending the two-and-a-half year-old civil war. (AP Photo)

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Palestine Roof to Protect Animals
In the North of Palestine there are no stables or stalls for the animals, there is only a roughly constructed roof to protect them from the fierce rays of the sun, on Jan. 26, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Franco

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Spain Civil War 1939
Government troops who surrendered to General Franco line themselves up in a street in Tarragona on Jan. 26, 1939, after the Nationalist troops occupied the city. (AP Photo)

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To The Victors
A British officer wears an Italian officer cap and carries a sword, a rifle, a bugle and other spoils of war picked up as the British drove from Egypt into Libya toward Bardia and Tobruk on Jan. 26, 1941. (AP Photo)

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WWII Africa
Two soldiers of the “Free French” armies man a captured Italian anti-aircraft gun in the siege of Bardia, Jan. 26, 1941. The British credited the “Free French” with important aid in the Libyan campaign. (AP Photo)

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Haile Selassie inspects Abyssinian troops
The Negus Haile Selassie, left, inspects Abyssinian troops in the Sudan on Jan. 26, 1941. The emperor now is reported back in Ethiopia rallying the natives in an effort to regain his conquered land from the Italians. (AP Photo)

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WWII Africa Libya British Troopos
British infantrymen grin from their positions in a shallow trench before Bardia, Jan. 26, 1941. The Libyan port fell on January 5 after a 20-day siege. (AP Photo)

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