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Today In History: December 4

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Vietnam Bu Dop Cemetery 1967
A cross is seen knocked out of position by mortar fire as troops of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division patrol a cemetery outside the perimeter at the Bu Dop special forces camp after a Viet Cong attack, Dec. 4, 1967. The cemetery marks the furthest penetration by the enemy before they were driven off by American and South Vietnamese defenders. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

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WILLIAM MOSCONI
Willie Mosconi, 19, of Philadelphia, is shown during a practice round for the Pocket Billiards Championship tourney in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 4, 1933. (AP Photo)

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Central African Republic Bangui Jean-Bedel Bokassa Coronation
Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa wears his crown studded with more than 2,000 diamonds, one of which weighs 38 carats and topped by world sphere in gold and carrying a 6 foot diamond encrusted scepter of office after his coronation ceremony in Bangui, Central African Republic on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1977. (AP Photo)

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Central African Republic Bangui Jean-Bedel Bokassa Coronation
Jean-Bedel Bokassa, his wife Catherine and their two year old son and heir Jean-Bedel Georges during their coronation in Bangui, Central African Republic on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1977. (AP Photo)

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Thomas Edison
Thomas A. Edison presses the button in West Orange, N.J., which turns on the street lights of Seattle, Washington, Dec. 4, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Franklin D Roosevelt
Governor-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York, and Col. Herbert H. Lehman. Lt. -Gov. elect, at right, talk things over in the living room of Roosevelt 's home at Warm Springs, Georgia, Dec. 4, 1928. (AP Photo)

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FDR At Warm Springs 1932
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown at his desk in Warm Springs, Ga., Dec. 4, 1932, where he has been resting after the presidential campaign, and at the same time conferring with Democratic leaders. (AP Photo)

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Germany Soccer Crowd
Part of the immense crowd watching the football match between Germany and Holland in Berlin, on Dec. 4, 1932. Holland beat Germany 2-0. (AP Photo)

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Great Depression Hunger March 1932
A convoy of police was on hand to ?welcome? the Washington hunger marchers when they arrived at the District of Columbia boundary line in Washington, Dec. 4, 1932. Every preparation has been made to prevent trouble when Congress opens on December 5. (AP Photo)

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Prohibition Repeal 1933
Miss Bunny Swanson (left) impersonating the Spirit of Repeal, assisting happy art student “mourners” in stowing away an effigy of prohibition during a ceremony at the Art Students League Building in New York on Dec. 4, 1933. A processional trip along Fifth Avenue, will follow, when the “remains” will be escorted to the ballroom of a New York hotel, to lie in state during the League Repeal Ball and Revel on December 5. (AP Photo)

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FDR Returns from Warm Springs 1933
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his secretary Marguerite LeHand, and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt are shown at Union Station in Washington on their arrival from Warm Springs, Ga., Dec. 4, 1933. The Roosevelts spent their Thanksgiving holiday in Georgia, at the "Little White House." (AP Photo)

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Willie Mosconi Auction
In this Dec. 4, 1933 file photo Willie Mosconi, 19, of Philadelphia, is shown during a practice round for the Pocket Billiards Championship tourney in Chicago, Ill. The family of billiards great Willie Mosconi is selling his beloved pool cue, a personal pool table and other memorabilia at a weekend auction. A Pennsylvania auction house handling the sale believes Mosconi's famed "Balabushka" cue could bring $100,000 at the auction in Chicago. (AP Photo, File)

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DANCE Mary Wigman
Mary Wigman, choreographer, and innovator of German modern dance, performs in Berlin in Dec 4,1934. Wigman is known for creating "the new German dance" and " Orchestra of Movement." Wigman performs "The Woman's dance" -- about the modern woman. Wigman and 15 of her pupils will perform "The Woman's Dance" for the first time in Berlin in December of 1934. (AP Photo)

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Democratic Victories Truman Murray
Senator-elect Harry S. Truman of Missouri and Senator-elect James E. Murray, right, of Montana, pose together in Washington D.C., Dec. 4, 1934, after both were swept into office in Democratic landslides. They are talking over prospects of the coming session of Congress. (AP Photo)

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CONDE NAST PUBLISHER
Publisher Conde Nast, right, sits with Joan Foster at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Dec. 4, 1936. (AP Photo)

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Social Security 1936
Alice Emery of Washington, D.C. operates one of 300 card-punch machines on which is tabulated old-age pension information provided by 26,000,000 employees in the country, Dec. 4, 1936, in Social Security Board offices here. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

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Social Security 1936
This is a view of the mail-receiving room of Social Security board office, with thousands of applications pouring in daily from postmasters throughout country, seen Dec. 4, 1936. Piles are separated regionally. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)

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London Duke and Duchess of York's House
Crowds outside the Duke and Duchess of York's house in Piccadilly, waiting in the hope of catching a glimpse of the Duke, on Dec. 4, 1936. (AP Photo)

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JOSEPHINE BAKER JEAN LION
Josephine Baker, dancer with the Paris Folies-Bergere, wearing a ski suit, dances with her husband, Jean Lion, at a "Ski Night" held at the Porte de Versaille, Paris, France Dec. 4, 1937. (AP Photo)

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New York Prince Obolensky
Swinging the “big apple” dance, Russian style, is Prince Serge Obolensky and Elsa Maxwell, New York Society hostess, at a Russian big apple party given in New York, for the benefit of the Russian Refugee Children’s Welfare Society, on Dec. 4, 1937. (AP Photo)

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NYC Public Transportation
The last northbound train of the Sixth Avenue "El" (elevated train) pulls into Rector Street in lower Manhattan, New York, Dec. 4, 1938. The El is to be dismantled in the near future. (AP Photo/Robert Kradin)

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England German Jewish Refugees
A happy group of German Jewish refugees head for the seashore at the Dovercourt Bay holiday camp, near Harwich on Dec. 4, 1938. The children are staying in the holiday chalets. (AP Photo)

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France Liner Normandie Dining Room
An interior view of the dinner-room on board the liner Normandie, when new, shown in the 1930s. It was then the largest passenger ship ever built. (AP Photo)

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NYC Public Transportation
On the last day of Sixth Avenue "El" service, this is the view from Sixth Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City, Dec. 4, 1938. Service will stop at 11 PM and demolition will begin. (AP Photo/BG)

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