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    Britain's King George VI, right, and Queen Elizabeth leave St.Paul's Cathedral, London on Oct. 1, 1939, after a service for the Nation's Day of Prayer. The Lord Mayor of London, Sir Frank Bowater walks between the royal couple.

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    Prof. Albert Einstein, left, and his daughter Margot, converse with federal Judge Phillip Forman after the German born scientist and 88 others were admitted to citizenship at Trenton, N.J., on Oct. 1, 1940. Judge Forman said the scientist's "presence here becomes America's gain. "

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    Baseball fans start through the gates at Yankee Stadium to watch the New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox on Joe DiMaggio Day in the Bronx at 9 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1949. The gates were opened one hour earlier than scheduled as some 4,000 fans were waiting outside, some of whom camped out all night.

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    The 46th Paris Auto Show opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1959 at the Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris. On display is the American General Motors Chevrolet "Corvair," which has its motor in the back of the car.

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    A beaming Sal Durante, 19, is escorted by police as he holds up Roger Maris' 61st home run ball in Yankee Stadium on Oct. 1, 1961. The ball was worth $5,000 offered by Sacramento, California, restaurateur Sam Gordon, provided the ball was returned to Maris.

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    Friends of the late rock star Jimi Hendrix carry his coffin from the church after funeral services, Oct. 1, 1970 in Seattle. Pallbearers include Herbert Price, left, Hendrix' valet; Donny Howell behind Price; and Eddie Rye, front right. Others are unidentified.

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    Television personality Art Linkletter speaks out about the drug problems in the U.S. at a news conference before he was the featured speaker at a $100-a-plate Republican fund raising dinner in Milwaukee on Oct. 1, 1971. Former Wisconsin Gov. Warren P. Knowles, right, introduced Linkletter.

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    Muhammad Ali peeks through his raised gloves as Joe Frazier backs the champion against the ropes in the third round of their title bout at the Coliseum in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 1, 1975. Ali won in the 14th round in the third fight between the two American boxers.

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    An unidentified woman, right, passes flowers to Pope John Paul II, center, as she is pushed away by a secret service agent as his motorcade passes through Boston's South end Monday, Oct. 1, 1979 where the Pope opened his six-day tour of the U.S.

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    President Jimmy Carter is in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Oct. 1, 1979, just minutes before he is to begin his report to the nation by television about the presence of Soviet troops in Cuba.

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