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Today In History: December 15

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Romania Ceausescu Speaks 1989
Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu addresses the public from the balcony of the Central Committee building in Bucharest, Romania, November 24, 1989. (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher)

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Panama Canal Construction 1909
This is a partial view of floor construction of the upper Gatun Lock of the Panama Canal, showing wall form towers and sidewall culvert forms, Dec. 15, 1909. (AP Photo)

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EINSTEIN TAGORE
Professor Albert Einstein, author of the Theory of Relativity, calls upon Rabindranath Tagore, right, noted Indian poet and philosopher, in New York, December 15, 1930. (AP Photo)

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HENRI MATISSE
French painter and sculptor Henri Matisse is seen in this December 15, 1930 photograph. (AP Photo)

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Carelia Nikolai Krylenko
Nikolai Krylenko, the Soviet Public Prosecutor playing chess with a hunter during a bear hunting expedition in Carelia, north of Russia on Dec. 15, 1930. (AP Photo)

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President Herbert Hoover
Petitions urging a definite program for the forthcoming disarmament conference at Geneva were presented to President Herbert Hoover at the White House on Dec. 15, 1931, by representatives of the International Society of Christian Endeavor. Left to right: Margaret Richards, president of the Virginia society, presenting the petition to President Hoover on behalf of the Christian Endeavor Union of the World. (AP Photo)

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EIFFEL TOWER 1932
Unidentified relatives of the French engineer Gustave Eiffel place flowers at his statue in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Dec. 15, 1932. It is the centennial of Gustave Eiffel's birth. (AP Photo)

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Eleanor Roosevelts Home 1932
Eleanor Roosevelt is shown at Oak Ridge, the home where she was raised by her grandparents in Tivoli, N.Y., Dec. 15, 1932. Mrs. Roosevelt's parents died when she was a child. (AP Photo)

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Gary Cooper and Wife Sandra
Actor Gary Cooper and his bride the former Sandra Shaw,talking to reporters at the Park Avenue home of the bride's mother just after their marriage, Dec. 15, 1933. The couple plans to honeymoon in Hollywood. (AP Photo)

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MIAMI BILTMORE OPEN ARMOUR
Tommy Armour of Chicago, Ill., drives off the ninth tee on his way to a 70 in 18 holes of the $10,000 Miami-Biltmore Open in Coral Gables, Fla., Dec. 15, 1935. Armour's two day total of 143 puts him with the leaders. (AP Photo)

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Movie Animals
Rin Tin Tin, Jr., the canine film actor known to theater audiences throughout the United States, rests with unidentified person Dec. 15 1935. (AP Photo)

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President Franklin Roosevelt and Vice President John Garner
Among those greeting the president on his return to the capital from his South American trip were Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, left, talking to her son James, who accompanied his father, and Vice President John Nance Garner and Mrs. Mariette Garner in Washington on Dec. 15, 1936. (AP Photo)

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England London Gas Mask Demonstration
These are just ordinary English schoolboys of Dulwich college, getting used to wearing gas masks on Dec. 15, 1937. The teacher is instructing them what to do if England is attacked by a gas using enemy. (AP Photo)

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Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby and wife, Dixie Lee, at preview of “Kentucky” in Los Angeles on Dec. 15, 1938. (AP Photo/Ed Widdis)

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WWII Finland
Finnish refugees in Norway on Dec. 15, 1939. (AP Photo)

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WWII France Kehl Bridge
The Kehl bridge in France on Dec. 15, 1939. (AP Photo)

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Gone With The Wind
It was hard to keep the fans in line as the first cars approached the intersection on Whitehall and Alabma Streets for the premiere of 'Gone With the Wind' in Atlanta, Dec. 15, 1939. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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GONE WITH THE WIND PREMIERE
Searchlights frame the "Tara" facade of Loew's Grand Theater on Peachtree St. for the movie premiere of "Gone With the Wind" in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 15, 1939. (AP Photo)

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President Franklin Roosevelt Basil O'Connor
President Franklin Roosevelt, coming to his ?other home? at Warm Springs, Ga. on Dec. 15, 1940 for a one-day stay, entered his specially equipped blue touring car and drove to the Warm Springs Foundation for infantile paralysis victims. Basil O?Connor of New York, his former law partner, sits with the president on the front seat. (AP Photo)

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Pearl Harbor Anniversary
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 1941 file photo, Ruth Lee, a hostess at a Chinese restaurant, flies a Chinese flag so she isn't mistaken for Japanese when she sunbathes on her days off in Miami, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lee was born in the U.S. (AP Photo)

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WWII US Civil Defense Drills 1941
Passengers are marshaled from a bus at 44th Street and Broadway in New York, Dec. 15, 1941, as that area was cleared of people in the civil defense drill. (AP Photo)

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WWII US Civil Defense Drills 1941
A view of Broadway looking north from 44th Street a moment before the area was cleared of civilians in a civil defense demonstration, Dec. 15, 1941. Policemen in plain clothes acted as air raid wardens and marched civilians to the protection of buildings. Buses were halted and their passengers directed to shelter, in the realistic performance. The area was cleared in a minute and half. (AP Photo)

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WWII US Civil Defense 1941
Inspector Marx C. Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department instructing Connie Merriam in the use of an oxygen mask in Los Angeles, Dec. 15, 1941 as the department called for volunteers to form an auxiliary force of about 9,000 persons who may be called upon in time of air raids and other emergencies. Those who enlist will be given training in fire prevention and taught what to do in an air raid. (AP Photo)

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WWII England London Inventor With Machine
John Dyson, 63-year-old inventor, gets his perfected bomber destroyer, which is mounted on a bicycle cart, ready for a tour of London streets to impress the public, Dec. 15, 1941, since British Government authorities remain indifferent to its potentialities. Mr. Dyson blames the old-school-tie crowd in the Government for the disinterest shown in his working model. Mr. Dyson presses buttons, turns innumerable gadgets, and the steam whistles and something starts turning with squeaks of protests, and gradually the whole business starts whirling and bobbing up and down, and then, according to him, you are witnessing a model of the machine that will save any country from bombers. After lecturing the curious, he asks for coins so that he may continue his research and buy a new alarm clock, as a new clock would help the cause. (AP Photo)

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