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Today In History: December 14

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WWII North America United States Defense ARP Fire Drills
Members of the Massachusetts Women’s Defense Corps, who graduated from a regulation firemen’s drill course at the Needham, Mass., station, Dec. 14, 1941, have become proficient in the use of life nets as they demonstrate by catching Marna (cq) Brady, a Wheaton College student, after a two story jump. (AP Photo)

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SOUTH POLE EXPEDITION SCOTT
Looking fit and warmly dressed, Capt. Robert F. Scott of the British Navy, leader of the ill-fated 1912 expedition to the South Pole, is seen on skis. His party of five reached the pole Jan. 17th., to find that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had got there a month earlier. All of Scott's party died on the way back as they were caught in Antarctic sub-zero cold and blizzards, with their supplies giving out. (AP-Photo)

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Germany: People post WWI
Sharing one of a warm meal from one of the municipal kitchens of Berlin on Dec. 14, 1923, where the heat of the food is a pleasant treat for the poor populace who take the advantage of warmth to guard against the chilly weather. (AP Photo)

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Germany: People post WWI
The city’s poor waiting in the snow for the daily dole of food from a municipal kitchen in Germany on Dec. 14, 1923. (AP Photo)

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BUD GORMAN
American heavyweight boxer Bud Gorman, with his wife and son, in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 14, 1927, in preparation for his fight against Ludwig Haymann. (AP Photo)

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Spain King Alfonso
Spain's King Alphonso XIII, seated left, with General Primo De Rivera, resting during a shoot on the estate of Count Floridablanca, near Madrid, Spain, Dec. 14, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Roald Amundsen Memorial Service
Memorial services for Roald Amundsen, famous explorer, at the land anchorage of his former ship, the Gjoa, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Dec. 14, 1928. Amundsen sailed the Gjoa through the Northwest Passage in 1903, a voyage that took three years to accomplish. The speaker is O.T. Brandrud, Pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Oakland. Norwegian singers are in the background. (AP Photo)

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Diego Rivera
Diego Rivera is shown putting the finishing touches on a painting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Dec. 14, 1931, where an exhibition of his work will open on December 23. (AP Photo)

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IRENE DUNNE FILM PREMIERE
Actress Irene Dunne signs a book for an admirer at a screen premiere in Hollywood, Calif., on December 14, 1931. (AP Photo)

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Jean Harlow
Actress Jean Harlow, the platinum blonde film beauty, greets a battery of photographers as she rides atop a luggage cart on her arrival in New York, Dec. 14, 1931. Miss Harlow is New York to spend the Christmas holidays at home. (AP Photo)

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England Pilot Victor Smith
South African Pilot Victor Smith in Croydon, London before attempting to beat Amy Johnson's, unseen, record on flying from England to Cape Town on Dec 14, 1932. (AP Photo/Staff/Len Puttnam)

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Edith Wilson 1933
Edith Wilson, widow of Woodrow Wilson, left, and Helen Taft, widow of William Howard Taft (right) attended the annual meeting of the national volunteer service committee of the American Red Cross on Dec. 14, 1933 in Washington. They are show with Miss Mabel T. Boardman (center) chairman of the committee. (AP Photo)

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Joe Louis vs. Eddie Simms Boxing
Eddie Simms, of Cleveland, hits the canvas, kayoed by Joe Louis, Detroit's Brown Bomber, December 14, 1936. Louis dropped the Clevelander with the first blow, a hard left in the early seconds of the first round. Louis weighed 202 ¼. And Simms 195. (AP Photo)

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Windsor Proclamation Ceremony For King George VI
With ancient ceremony King George VI was proclaimed three times in Windsor, England on Dec. 14, 1936. A general view of the Mayor of Windsor, with an escort of Royal Horse Guards and Coldstream Guards, reading the proclamation at the statue of Queen Victoria, with Windsor Castle in the background. (AP Photo)

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Sino Japanese War
The dead litter the streets in Nanking, China, following the Japanese raid on this city, leaving it in utter devastation, Dec. 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Second Sino Japanese War
Japanese troops that captured the Chinese capital of Nanking on Dec. 14, 1937 cheer and wave their flags after they breached the city's historic walls to capture the city during the Japanese Invasion of China during the second Sino-Japanese War. What the Chinese call the Nanking Massacre and others call the Rape of Nanking, a rampage of murder and rape by Japanese soldiers against a defenseless city continued for three months, claiming at least 150,000 lives. (AP Photo)

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George Eyston
After landing at Southampton, where he received a civic reception, from America, Captain George E. T. Eyston, who broke the world’s land speed record with an average run of 312.20 miles an hour, was met at Waterloo Station by his wife, child at Waterloo Station in London on Dec. 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Second Sino-Japanese War
French soldiers throwing food over the barded wire barricade to helpless, homeless and foodless Chinese refugees at the border of the French concession in Shanghai on Dec. 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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J. Walter Christie and James M. Curley
J. Walter Christie, right, 70-year-old inventor, shows tank to Governor James M. Curley on Dec. 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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France Eugene Weidmann Body Search
Following the alleged confession of Eugene Weidmann, 29 year old German who is said to have murdered six people, police are digging the whole of the garden of Weidmann’s Villa at St. Cloud, near Paris, and parts of the surrounding districts in the hopes of finding more bodies of Weidmann victims. Police digging in the garden of the Death Villa at St. Cloud, suburb of Paris, France, on Dec. 14, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Boxing Max Schmeling and Harry Thomas
Max Schmeling, German ex-world heavyweight champion, defeated Harry Thomas, of Chicago, by a technical knock-out in the eighth round of their fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, on Dec. 14, 1937. Harry Thomas on his knees as Schmeling gave him the final knock-down blow. The referee Arthur Donovan, is motioning the German away. (AP Photo)

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Ukraine Charkow Swerdlow Bridge
The newly completed Swerdlow Bridge in Charkow, Ukraine, on Dec. 14, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Ukraine Harvest Potato Crop
Sorting out potatoes in the Kharkov District, in Ukraine, on Dec. 14, 1938. (AP Photo)

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England Eddystone Lighthouse
The Eddystone Lighthouse, around the base of which rough seas are sweeping, off the coast of Cornwall, England, on Dec. 14, 1938. (AP Photo)

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