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    As Autumn dusk creeps slowly over New York City, the variegated electric displays of the skyscrapers pierce the twilight for miles. This photograph, taken Oct. 13, 1932 from the rapidly rising $250,000,000 Rockefeller Center, shows the Empire State Building dominating the scene. In the left center glows the single light atop the Metropolitan Tower and in the foreground stands the building at 500 Fifth Avenue. The Associated Press

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    The Curtiss Wright Condor, powered with two 700 H.P. motors in New York on Oct. 13, 1933, in which rear Admiral Byrd plans to fly over the South Pole. It is one of the largest seaplanes of its type. In tests it carried 16 passengers, and with a load of 18,000 pounds took off in less than 20 seconds. In the background is the Woolworth Building. The Associated Press

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    Nerin E. Gun at the Dachau Concentration camps, Germany on Oct. 13, 1945. The Associated Press

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    Singer Paul Robeson is shown as Othello and Uta Hagen as Desdemona at the Shubert Theater in New York, Oct. 13, 1943. The Associated Press

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    Jazz great Louis Armstrong plays a child's trumpet as he receives a warm welcome in Dusseldorf, Germany, Oct. 13, 1952. His wife Lucille is at right. The Associated Press

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    Det. Supt. I. G. Cowan, right, and Det. W. K. Perry examine dynamite ruins at the Jewish Temple for clues in the explosion that did damage estimated at $200,000 in Atlanta on Oct. 13, 1958. The blast was touched off shortly before dawn Sunday and jarred houses half a mile away. No one was injured. The Associated Press

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    Vice President Richard Nixon dabs at his chin and lip in Los Angeles on Oct. 13, 1960, during his televised debate with Sen. John F. Kennedy. Nixon was in a studio in Los Angeles, while Kennedy was in a studio in New York. This was the third in a series of debates between the two presidential candidates. The Associated Press

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    Arm-waving Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev makes one of his final speeches before General Assembly at United Nations in New York City, Oct. 13, 1960, before he departs for Russia late in the day. He denounced U.S. spy plane flights and demanded a U.N. apology before the General Assembly. The Associated Press

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    A machine which functions as an artificial heart and lung, left, and one which functions as an artificial kidney, right, are part of a Russian medical exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Oct. 13, 1961, Chicago, Il. The exhibit stresses Soviet achievements in medicine and medical equipment. The man in the photo is unidentified. The Associated Press

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    A Vietnamese troop reconnaissance unit walks hip-deep in water towards helicopter in the Mekong Delta on Oct. 13, 1964. The Associated Press

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    Charles Manson walks into the courtroom in Santa Monica, Ca. on Oct. 13, 1970. Manson and Susan Atkins, seated, a member of his family of followers, are to plead on charges of murdering a Malibu musician, Gary Hinman. When his name was called, Manson stood, folded his arms, and turned his back on the judge. Atkins did the same. The court then entered pleas of innocent. Both are on trial in Los Angeles for killings that included actress Sharon Tate. The Associated Press

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    U.S. Rep. Gerald R. Ford Jr., R-Mich., speaks at the White House after President Richard Nixon nominated him for the office of vice president in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13, 1973. The Associated Press

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    Though Minnesota twins Rod Carew led the majors with a .388 batting average the past season, World Series time found him doing other things, including his work as an avid photographer putting together a slide show which he worked on Oct. 13, 1977 in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The Associated Press

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    Sadness etched in her face a young Cambodian girl carries a malnourished baby out of Cambodia, where Vietnamese forces are fighting troops loyal to toppled Pol Pot, Saturday, Oct. 13, 1979. The Associated Press

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    National Public Radio staffer Susan Stamberg is pictured in her Washington office, Oct. 13, 1979. Stamberg will serve as moderator on Saturday when President Jimmy Carter conducts his national call-in where he takes questions from the American people via telephone. The Associated Press

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    U.S. Vice President George Bush makes a point during the second presidential debate in Los Angeles, Ca., Thursday night, Oct. 13, 1988. The Associated Press

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    Marlon, left, and Michael Jackson perform face to face during the Jackson Victory Tour concert staged at Chicago's Comiskey Park on Friday night, Oct. 13, 1984. The Associated Press

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    A fireball erupts from a 16-inch gun on the battleship USS Wisconsin during a live fire exercise in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 13, 1990. The ship is in the Gulf as part of Operation Desert Shield. The Associated Press

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    Rescued miner Edison Pena, center, arrives at the hospital in Copiapo, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. Pena was the twelfth of 33 miners to be rescued from the San Jose mine after more than 2 months trapped underground. The Associated Press

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