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Today In History: January 3

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WWII Egypt Sapphis Cavalry
A group of Spahis, famous French Colonial cavalrymen, start out on patrol duty in the dunes of the Egyptian desert , Jan. 3, 1941. This mounted desert troops are said to be among the French forces which remained allies of Great Britain after the armistice between France and the Axis powers. (AP Photo)

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Nadia Boulanger
Nadia Boulanger Jan. 3, 1925, French organist and sister of the composer, one of the great musical authorities of the day, will make her debut on this side of the Atlantic. (AP Photo)

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USA Washington Capitol Building
An aerial view of Washington D.C, USA including the Capitol Building around Jan. 3, 1931. (AP Photo)

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John Masefield
John Masefield, Poet Laureate of England and his wife, Constance de la Cherois Crommelin, are pictured aboard the Liner Mauretania, as they arrive in New York, Jan. 3, 1933. This is the fifth visit Masefield has made to America. The first was 40 years ago, when as a lad of 16, he came to the United States to seek his fortune. He remained two years on that visit, worked on a farm, later was employed in a New York saloon and after that in a carpet factory in Yonkers, N.Y., where he began his first important writing. The noted poet will give a series of recitals during his stay. (AP Photo)

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Harold Lloyd
At St. Moritz, Switzerland on Jan. 3, 1933, and without his spectacles, is screen star Harold Lloyd as he is getting ready for a ski jaunt. (AP Photo)

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Mildred Didrikson Zaharias
Mildred Didrikson Zaharias getting ready to dive, Jan. 3, 1933. Location unknown. (AP Photo)

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U.S.A GREAT DEPRESSION
Men line up in front of City Hall to apply for jobs cleaning away snow in New York City on Jan. 3, 1934 during the Great Depression. A sign attached to the parked snow-removal truck reads, "Laborers Wanted." (AP Photo)

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Congress Opening Prayer
The Rev. James Shera Montgomery, chaplain (center at desk), delivered the opening prayer on the House side in the opening session of the 73rd Congress in Washington, D.C., on January 3, 1934. Later, President Roosevelt in his address to the assembled lawmakers of the country gave as the ringing keynote of his message that the country was well on the road to recovery. (AP Photo)

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FDR State Of The Union Address
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his State of the Union address before Congress in Washington, Jan. 3, 1934. He said the nation was definitely "in the process" of recovery, but did not make specific suggestions as to how he wanted his program carried out. Seated behind him are Vice President John Nance Garner and House Speaker Henry Thomas Rainey. (AP Photo

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Germany Hamburg
A general view of Monckeburg Street in Hamburg, Germany, on Jan. 3, 1935, taken from an aircraft. (AP Photo)

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh Trail
Mrs. Anne Marrow Lindbergh, mother of the slain baby, and Robert Peacock, assistant Attorney General are shown in the library of the Hunterdon County courthouse at Flemington, New Jersey as they arrived on Jan. 3, 1935 for the morning session at the trial of Bruno Hauptmann. Mrs. Lindbergh is expected to be a prosecution witness against the carpenter accused of slaying her child. Baby Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped on March 1, 1932. (AP Photo)

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Charles Lindbergh Kidnap Case Trial
Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh took the stand to testify at the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, facing death as the kidnap-killer of the Lindbergh baby nearly three years ago. Mrs. Anne Lindbergh identified clothes worn by the baby on the night of the kidnapping. Photo was made in the dim light of afternoon, no flashlight shots being allowed inside the courtroom at Flemington, N.J. on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1935. (AP Photo)

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Charles A. Lindbergh Trial
Charles A. Lindbergh poses for a battery of movie cameras in the library of the Hunterdon County Courthouse at Flemington, NJ, on Jan. 3, 1935 before entering the courtroom to attend the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, accused of slaying the aviator's child. (AP Photo)

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Nazis At The Opera
When Chancellor Adolf Hitler called a private meeting of German Nazis for Jan. 3, 1935 and excluded even Nazi newspapermen, rumors were rife that an upheaval in the Nazi party was under way. Hitler denied the rumors, however, saying the meeting was an “unofficial New Year’s party”. This exclusive photograph, taken inside the Berlin State Opera House, shows the opera party that followed the meeting. Chancellor Hitler (second from left) talks to Premier Goering and storm trooper Chief of Staff Victor Lutze. Others high in the Nazi party are in the opera box, listening to a performance of Wagner’s “Tannhauser.” (AP Photo)

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FDR Defends New Deal 1936
Crisply uttering each word, President Roosevelt is shown as he addressed the joint session of House and Senate in the House Chamber an aggressive defense of the New Deal against financial and industrial critics, Jan. 3, 1936 in Washington. A nationwide radio audience heard the president’s speech. Behind the president are Vice President John N. Garner and Speaker of the House Joseph Wellington Byrns. At right is James Roosevelt, the president's eldest son. (AP Photo)

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Japanese New Year Custom
Before the New Year dawns, all good orthodox Japanese set about the preparation of Mochi, a dumpling made of rice pounded into flour by huge wooden mallets as this Mochi is offered to the god before being eaten, its ceremonial preparation is carefully guided by ritual. Young men of a mountain village in Nagano coming out of the cold waters of a river, on Jan. 3, 1937, after purifying themselves for the task of pounding new rice into flour to make Mochi. They took their wooden mallets in with them, but not much else. (AP Photo)

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USA Orson Welles with Charles Cochrane
Orson Welles, right, 23 year old, producer and actor whose modernized ‘Julius Caesar’ is a Broadway hit this year, discusses possibility of a London engagement with Charles Cochrane, British producer, in America, on Jan. 3, 1938. (AP Photo)

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New York Vera Hruba
Vera Hruba, seventeen-year old Czechoslovakia beauty and ice skating champion received a sensational reception at Madison Square Garden, where she was hailed “Queen of the ice” by American skating fans. Vera Hruba during her sensational exhibition in Madison Square Garden, New York, on Jan. 3, 1938. (AP Photo)

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USA Tom Mooney
Tom Mooney, the American labour leader, who, it was announced on Jan. 3, 1939, is to be freed on January 8, after 22 years’ imprisonment. Mooney, known as the world’s most famous prisoner, was arrested in 1916 following a bomb outrage during a pro-war parade in San Francisco. He was sentenced to death, though reprieved later. Witnesses who testified at his trial have since admitted that their evidence was perjured. (AP Photo)

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Franklin D. Roosevelt
The president of a peaceful nation spoke in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3, 1940 and he spoke with anxiety of other war-torn nations. President Franklin Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress saying: "we do not have to go to war with other nations, but at least we can strive with other nations to encourage the kind of peace that will lighten the troubles of the world, and by so doing help out own nation as well." Behind the president is Speaker William Bankhead, and at right Vice-President John Garner. (AP Photo)

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WWII England Canadian Troops
Members of the Canadian active service force marching through a town, somewhere in England, on the way to their quarters, Jan. 3, 1940. (AP Photo)

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WWII France British Troops
British big gun crew waiting for the order to fire in an emplacement camouflaged with net and foliage and protected by sandbags somewhere on the battle lines on the French border on Jan. 3, 1940. (AP Photo)

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WWII
Soviet bomber, shot down by Finnish anti-aircraft guns on the Karelian front, where Russia was reporting on Jan. 3, 1940 massing seven divisions for a drive on the Mannerheim Line. (AP Photo)

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WWII ITALIAN MILITARY BASE
Greek troops pose with wrecked Italian military planes found at the airport as they enter Koritza, a big Italian military base, in Albania on Jan. 3, 1941 during World War II. Koritza fell to the Greeks Nov. 22. (AP Photo)

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