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Today In History: December 25

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BETHLEHEM CHRISTMAS EVE
Thousands of pilgrims gather in Bethlehem's Manger Square on Christmas Eve observe high mass in the town of Christ's birth in the occupied West Bank, Dec. 25, 1985. Tourism has dropped by twenty percent because of fears of terror attacks in the occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Anat Givon)

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WWI German Army
Germans celebrating Christmas in 1914. (AP Photo)

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Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II sits at desk at the royal country estate at Sandringham, England on Dec. 25, 1957, shortly after delivering her first Christmas Day telecast to the British people. Pictures of the Queen's children, Princess Anne and Prince Charles are on the desk. (AP Photo)

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White House Christmas Trees
What with the lighted Christmas trees in front of its portals in Washington on Dec. 25, 1931, the White House presented a beautiful, softly illuminated spectacles on Christmas night, and one at once sensed the serenity and joyous festivity of the day that prevailed behind the closed doors, where the grandchildren of President and Mrs. Hoover, Peggy Ann and Herbert, made merry with their toys and gifts. (AP Photo)

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Harry Lauder
Sir Harry Lauder, right, famed comedian, and a friend, Col. McHardy of Newbarns, Scotland, with some trophies of their rabbit hunt in Scotland on Dec. 25, 1931. Sir Harry was a guest of the colonel, and proved a better comedian than a marksman. The colonel, who is 93 years old, is the oldest county clerk in Scotland. (AP Photo)

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FDR Family
Four generations of Roosevelts gather at the executive mansion in Albany, New York to observe Christmas with Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dec. 25, 1931. Seated, Elliott Roosevelt, son of the governor; Sara Delano Roosevelt, the governor's mother; and the governor. Rear, Franklin Jr., son; John, son and Curtis B. Dall, son-in-law. Seated on floor, Anna Dall, the governor's daughter; Curtis, Roosevelt, Dall, her son and Eleanor Roosevelt with granddaughter Eleanor Dall. (AP Photo)

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The Great Depression Food Distribution
Homeless and unemployed men, guests of Urbain Ledoux, aka "Mr. Zero," enjoy a savory Christmas Day meal of Mulligan Stew at his haven for the needy called "The Tub," at 33 St. Mark's Place in New York, Dec. 25, 1931. The stew, made of turkey, chicken, goose and squab was enjoyed by nearly 5,000 guests. (AP Photo)

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Rise of Nazi Germany
The good-humored British “Tommies” members of the first troop contingent to reach the Saar Valley, do their best to improve international relations by joking with the delivery boy they met on the street at Saarbrucken, Dec. 25, 1934. These “Tommies” are part of the international force detail to keep order in the Saar during the January plebiscite. (AP Photo)

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Lombard Adams 1935
Actress Carole Lombard, right, and actress-singer Eadie Adams lunch at the Turf Club at the race track, Dec. 25, 1935, the opening of the Santa Anita meeting. (AP Photo/Frank Filan)

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BRITAIN KING CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Britain's King George VI and his family attended Christmas morning service in the Sandringham Estate Church, Norfolk, Dec. 25, 1936. From left to right; King George VI; Princess Elizabeth; Princess Margaret Rose and Queen Elizabeth. Other members of the royal party are not identified. (AP Photo/Staff/Len Puttnam)

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DEMPSEY WIFE CHILDREN
Heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey poses with his wife, the former Hannah Williams, and daughters Joan, 3 and-a-half, and Barbara, 15 months, at their New York City home on Dec. 25, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Switzerland Lance Hutton
Lance, son of the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, formerly Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress, playing happily in the snow at St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Dec. 25, 1937, where he is spending Christmas. (AP Photo)

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GENE COFFIE LENI RIEFENSTAHL
Leni Riefenstahl, German film actress and director, gets a lesson in rope twirling from Gene Coffie on a visit to a dude ranch at Marshalia, near Santa Barbara, Ca., Dec. 25, 1938. (AP Photo)

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FDR Christmas
President Franklin D. Roosevelt holds two of his grandchildren on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1939, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. At left is Franklin Roosevelt III, son of FDR Jr., and Johnny Boettiger, nine-month-old son of the president's daughter Anna Boettiger and her husband John. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)

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WOMEN WAR EFFORT
Women build a belly covering for a C-87 transport in Fort Worth, Texas on Dec. 25, 1942 during World War II. The women have built many of these during the war effort, which foremen declare equal in the construction and quality to those turned out by experienced workmen in the plant's other departments. (AP Photo)

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WWII New York Christmas Radio Broadcast
American and British youngsters spoke to their fathers in the armed forces in a three-way New York, Toronto and London Christmas broadcast at radio station WCR in New York, Dec. 25, 1942. Joan Levy, age 8, and Marvin Levy, age 13, are pictured as they spoke to their dad, Private Alfred Max Levy. Private Levy, now with the U.S. Army, transferred from the Canadian Army. (AP Photo)

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Golden Apple for the Stars
Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell are the "most cooperative" film players of the year, according to the vote of members of the Women's Press Club of Hollywood, and accordingly received the traditional Golden Apple which are the "Academy Awards" given by the ladies of the press. Pictured at the Hollywood Brown Derby, Dec. 25, 1942, Miss Russell proudly shows the award to miss Ruth Waterbury, club president, and Cary Grant. (AP Photo)

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WWII Post War Japan
Japanese style for over two thousand men, women and children, Japanese born and Japanese descent who stepped ashore on Japanese soil to start life as subjects of the Emperor. Two hundred and eighty-five families who had renounced their rights as U.S. citizens were debarked from the former luxury liner Matsonia at Uraga port to become as most of the Japanese, hungry, cold and disillusioned as they see for the first time the conditions they will live under as subjects of the Emperor. Japanese arriving at this small port forty miles from Tokyo, then turned over to the Japanese civil authorities, college students, young children and the sick from every state in the Union and South America, later at the reception they were given rice, boiled celery and slice of apricot Christmas dinner – Japanese style. The sighs were many as the Matsonia proceeded to Yokahoma to pickup troops. The line forms to the right for this deluxe Japanese transportation to the reception center for the repatriates at Uraga port in Japan on Dec. 25, 1945. (AP Photo)

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Draft Amnesty Protest
A group of men dressed in striped uniforms march in front of the White House in Washington, Dec. 25, 1947 urging a general amnesty for violators of the Selective Service Act. The demonstration was sponsored by the Committee for Amnesty. (AP Photo/William J. Smith)

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CHINA WAR NATIONALISTS 1948
Chinese Nationalist troops march through the outskirts of Nanking, China, towards the Yangtze river, to make a final stand in the defence of the capital, Dec. 25, 1948. (AP Photo).

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Bob Voigts
The Northwestern football team’s Christmas party at their hotel in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 25, 1948. From left to right are: Ted Payseur, athletic director, Santa Claus and Bob Voigts, coach. (AP Photo/Ed Widdis)

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Truman and Daughter Margaret 1949
President Harry S. Truman and his daughter Margaret, smile as they leave the home of the president's cousins, Nellie and Ethel Noland, after a Christmas Day visit, Dec. 25, 1949. The cousins live across the street from the Truman home at Independence, Mo., where the president and his family spent the 1949 Christmas holiday. (AP Photo/William P. Straeter)

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Harry S Truman 1950
President Harry S. Truman, radiating good cheer on Christmas Day, pauses during a walk through his hometown of Independence, Missouri, Dec. 25, 1950 to shake hands with an old friend, Forrest Carrington, a postal employee there. The president autographed Carrington's 32nd degree Masonic membership card during the brief exchange of greetings. Between the two men is Henry Nicholson, of the White House Secret Service staff. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)

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Korean War U.S. Forces Signs
A GI-fashioned sign board reading “we don’t want the damn place anyway” stands near the harbor at Hungnam, North Korea Dec. 25, 1950 to greet the reds as U.N. forces complete the evacuation of the beachhead. (AP Photo/FLS)

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