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    Construction workers take a lunch break on a steel beam atop the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center, New York, Sept. 29, 1932. In the background is the Chrysler Building. The Associated Press

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    The 115,000-vollite generator in the world’s biggest power plant, here at Boulder City, Sept. 29, 1936, where all is in readiness to start electricity over the world’s longest power transmission line – 365 miles to Los Angeles. The Associaetd Press

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    Troops eating at their base camp in New Guinea on Sept. 29, 1942, before moving forward. The Associated Press

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    Major General Harry Vaughan, presidential military aide, follows President Harry Truman down plane ramp upon their arrival at Kansas City on Sept. 29, 1949 for testimonial dinner for William M. Boyle, Jr., new Democratic national chairman. The Associated Press

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    Willie Mays of the then New York Giants makes a well-remembered catch in the first game of the 1954 World Series in New York's Polo Grounds on Sept. 29, 1954. The Associated Press

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    A two-by-two foot section of sod from center field is being placed in a box at the Polo Grounds in New York City, Sept. 29, 1957. It will be flown to San Francisco to be placed in the Giants' new home. From left are, Matty Schwab, Polo Grounds head groundskeeper; Tom Gray, representing the mayor of San Francisco; unidentified assistant groundskeeper; and Giants manager Bill Rigney. The Associated Press

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    Film actress Sophia Loren gets assist in blowing off candles on her birthday cake as studio workers applaud in background, Sept. 20, 1963. Helping Miss Loren with the cake are her co-star Marcello Mastroianni, left, and her director, Vittorio De Sica, right. The Associated Press

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    U.S. Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, gets an embrace by unidentified woman who also presented him a bouquet of flowers. Neil and his two fellow moon travellers, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins arrived on Monday, Sept. 29, 1969 in Mexico City for a 22-hour visit. The Associated Press

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    Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, center, meets with U.S. Senators Claiborne Pell, left, and Jacob Javits at the Presidential's Palace in Havana on Sept. 29, 1974. The Associated Press

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    President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher stand next to an original copy of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, after their meeting at the White House in Washington, Sept. 29, 1983. The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War in America. The Associated Press

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    The space shuttle Discovery rises from the swamps surrounding its pad at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla, Thursday morning, Sept. 29, 1988. The Associated Press

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