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WWII Bouganville Island
A Marine corps dive bomber, the “Push Push,” right, leaves formation to drop a smoke bomb (below plane) on the beach at Bougainville to mark a landing spot for marines on landing barges a quarter of a mile off shore to the entrance of Empress Augusta Bay on Dec. 16, 1943. (AP Photo)

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France Police Discover Arsenal
Police inquiring into the alleged plot against the state by the Cagoulards made the biggest discovery of arms since the conspiracy was revealed a month ago. Rifles and seven tons of bombs and ammunition were found in a cellar of a garage in the Boulevard Pictus in Paris. Some of the hidden Arsenal after discovery by the police, in Paris, on Dec. 16, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Washington Heights Disaster Funeral
The caskets of Elizabeth Biancardi, 37, and four of her children, Joyce, 12, Anthony, 11, Lucille, 8, and Monica, 6, stand in the aisle of St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in New York during funeral services, Dec. 16, 1946. The Biancardis were killed when their apartment house collapsed after being struck by the falling walls of an adjoining ice house following a fire on December 12. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)

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Theater Animals
Skating chimpanzees (from left) Candy, Enoch and Marquis, frolic on the ice during their first rehearsal for the Christmas ice show at Wembley in London on Dec. 16, 1963. (AP Photo)

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HAITI ARISTIDE
Former Haiti President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, makes a speech Tuesday Dec. 16, 1997, at a rally in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, celebrating his victory in the 1990 presidential elections. (AP Photo)

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IMPEACHMENT CELEBRITIES
Actress Barbra Streisand addresses an anti-impeachment rally in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998. The actress was one of many celebrities at the star-studded rally attended by nearly 1,000 people in support of President Clinton. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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IRAQ UN
An Iraqi soldier waves to the driver of a UN vehicle leaving as weapons inspectors evacuated UN headquarters in Baghdad Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, a day after chief U.N. weapons inspector Richard Butler said Iraq had reneged on its promise of full cooperation. Butler said Wednesday morning that he ordered all staff from the U.N. Special Commission, which he heads, and the International Atomic Energy Agency to leave Baghdad because ``they are not able to do their work adequately.'' The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss Butler's report that Iraq failed to cooperate with U.N. monitors, which has again raised the threat of U.S. and British airstrikes. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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BUSH POWELL
President-elect Bush smiles as he introduces retired Gen. Colin Powell as his nominee to be secretary of state during a ceremony in Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000. Powell served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George Bush, father of the president-elect. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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BUSH POWELL
President-elect Bush smiles as he introduces retired Gen. Colin Powell, left, as his nominee to be secretary of state during a ceremony in Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000. Powell served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George Bush, father of the president-elect. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE DAY
Bangladesh mounted soldiers march in Dhaka's parade ground Saturday Dec.16, 2000 to participate in the 29th anniversary of the nation's independence from Pakistan. Bangldesh defeated Pakistan after nine months of civil war on this day in 1971. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)

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Babe Ruth
Left to right: Vincent Richards, Babe Ruth, Suzanne Lenglen and Walter Hagen, chatting on the roof garden of the Vancouver Hotel, Dec. 16, 1926 just before setting out to watch Hagen play his exhibition match on the new golf course Langara, in southern Vancouver, B.C. (AP Photo)

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George Bernard Shaw
Great playwright George Bernard Shaw, location unknown on Dec. 16, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Boxing Primo Carnera
Italian boxer Primo Carnera, known as the Ambling Amp, sparring around Dec. 16, 1930. (AP Photo)

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Patrick J. Hurley
Patrick J. Hurley , U.S. Secretary of War, as he appeared before the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16, 1931, in a scathing denunciation of the opponents of President Herbert Hoover's program. Hurley listed President Hoover’s accomplishments and further asserted that the president was interested first in the country’s welfare. Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio, chairman of the committee, is on Hurley’s left. (AP Photo)

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Welfare Island Prison
Rows of cells in the workhouse, one of the jails on Welfare Island in New York, is shown on Dec. 16, 1931. The city houses its lesser criminals here. Thousands of men, criminals sentenced for petty larceny, bigamy, arson, as well as many other offenses, are brought to serve their time. In the end they go back to the city with a new suit of clothes and twenty five cents to cope with society. (AP Photo)

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Welfare Island Prison
Inmates of the penitentiary on welfare Island in New York, take advantage of the prison library, Dec. 16, 1931. The prisoners have extensive reading material available to them. (AP Photo)

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Laurel And Hardy
The antics of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, combined with Helen Kane's singing, helped put over a Christmas fund benefit staged by the Los Angeles newspaper in the Shrine Auditorium, Dec. 16, 1932. The amusing threesome is shown in the wings. (AP Photo)

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NEW YORK FLOWER VENDOR
A flower vendor stands at the corner of 90th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, December 16, 1933. (AP Photo)

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AP Photo Editors 1935
This is a general view of the Associated Press newsphoto desk, New York, Dec. 16, 1935. (AP Photo)

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China Students Demonstrate 1935
Students march in old Peiping (Beijing) against Japanese aggression, Dec. 16, 1935, forcing the postponement of the inaugural meeting of the semi-autonomous council for Hopeh and Chahar provinces. Sixty were injured in the demonstration. (AP Photo)

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Askaris Ceremonial War Dance
Rhythmic two-step by two Askari Chiefs during a ceremonial war dance held by Askaris - native troops employed by the Italians - to celebrate victory on Dec. 16, 1935. An Italian officer is seen looking on.

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1939 NY World Fair
A crew of men is fitting pilings for the new bridge being built across a Flushing, New York creek on Dec. 16, 1936 in preparation for the World’s Fair on the site in 1939. Three eight-hour shifts are in effect for fair site workers as officials push work on grading, filling in of land and construction of fair buildings. (AP Photo)

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Tunisia 1938
This is a general view of Tunis, capital city of Tunisia, seen Dec. 16, 1938. (AP Photo)

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