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    1954: J. Fred Muggs, one of the principals in the TV show “Today”, marched in the American Royal parade in Kansas City.

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    More than 2000 persons gathered at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California Oct. 16, 1940, as Tom Mix, famous cowboy movie actor killed in a desert highway accident in Arizona, was buried following funeral services in the Little Church of the Flowers. The Rev. J. Whitcomb Brougher, officiates here beside the casket, on which rests Mix’s ten-gall on hat (AP Photo/Harold Filan)

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    1940: Orson Welles directs a scene from "Citizen Kane" on location in Hollywood with cinematographer Gregg Toland handling the camera.

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    1942: The wartime control room for the B.B.C. European service at the headquarters of the British Broadcasting Corporation in London

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    1944: French soldiers like their wine and are never loath to sample the grape in any form. A trio attached to a French armored unit tries some freshly-made juice somewhere in Europe which the chap in the barrel presses for them.

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    1943: Bombs away another load of high explosives goes down on German installations, this time a Nazi fighter base, from Flying Fortresses of the U.S. Eight Air Force bomber command.

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    1936: President Franklin Roosevelt on the campaign trail in Ohio.

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    1969: This aerial view shows the intersection of 50th St. and Sixth Ave. in New York City after the New York Mets won the World Series Championship against the Baltimore Orioles.

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    1968: Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman who, like Smith and Carlos, is also wearing the Olympic Project for Human Rights badge, is at left.

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    1967: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses students at Sacramento State College. King told the students that the Vietnam War was unjust because it works against the drive for African American equality. He maintained that fighting a war thousands of miles away takes money from the domestic war on poverty.

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    1961: President John Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy greet President Urho Kekkonen of Finland and his wife as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland for a state visit to Washington.

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    1952: Crip Heard, one-armed and one-legged artist of the dance, takes off with the aid of his crutch, Los Angeles.

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