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    Mechanics work on the giant Fokker aeroplane, Southern Cross, at Mills Field, San Francisco, Oct. 26, 1927, prior to the attempted flight by four Australians to fly from San Francisco to Australia, via Hawaii. The Associated Press

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    Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth drove in state from Buckingham Palace to the House of Lords for the opening of Parliament. This is the first time for three years that the full state procession has been held. The State Coach coming up The Mall after leaving the Houses of Parliament in London, on Oct. 26, 1937. The Associated Press

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    American Republican candidate Wendell Willkie, waving in car, made a daring venture into his opponent’s camp during a visit to Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 26, 1940. The republican candidate waves to factory workers in the town and receiving boos in return. The Associated Press

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    German U-boat crewmen are removed from the British corvette Dianthus at a base port, Oct. 26, 1942. The Dianthus chased a submarine for three hours in the Atlantic, blew her to the surface with depth bombs, rammed and sank her, and then took aboard some of her survivors. The Associated Press

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    Visitors peek out from under the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, Oct. 26, 1946. The Associated Press

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    Joe Louis falls to the canvas in first knockdown of 8th and final round of his scheduled 10-rounder with Rocky Marciano, left, in Madison Square Garden in New York City, Oct. 26, 1951. Louis went down for count of eight only to get up again to a flurry of blows from Marciano, sending him down again. The referee signaled the end of the fight in 2:36 of the round. The Associated Press

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    Enthusiastic German youths welcome Bill Haley and the Comets, unseen, to West Berlin at the Sports Palace, Oct. 26, 1958. But the welcome soon turned into a full scale riot when they ran the band off the stage, smashing furniture and stage equipment, and leaving scores injured including four policemen. The Associated Press

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    Two Key West, Fla., girls focus their attentions on U.S. Army soldiers setting up anti-aircraft missile launchers on a beach in Key West, Florida on Oct. 26, 1962. The Associated Press

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    In this Apr. 25, 1963 file photo, Sean Connery and Italian actress Daniela Bianchi are seen in Istanbul, Turkey. The pair were in the country filming the second Bond film, 'From Russia with Love.' Connery was playing the British secret agent for the second time in what many critics consider to be one of the best Bond film of all. The Associated Press

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    Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 3 hurtles into space after being launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 26, 1968. Image taken from television. The Associated Press

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    Singer Diana Ross is shown in a sheer top, as she attended the Muhammad Ali-Quarry bout in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 26, 1970. The Associated Press

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    Air Force personel smile as an evacuee from Grenada reacts after landing at Charleston Air Force base in Charleston, South Carolina on Oct. 26, 1983. The Associated Press

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    Traders at the American Stock Exchange watch with anticipation the market activity in New York, Oct. 26, 1987. The market closed down in a shortened trading session which is designed to give the market a chance to catch up on paperwork. The Associated Press

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    House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Ga., left, and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kan., sit behind a national debt clock during a meeting of the Republican Joint Budget Steering Committee, Thursday, Oct. 26, 1995, on Capitol Hill. The House and Senate are bracing for their first votes on milestone Republican budget-balancing plans, as leaders of the two chambers continue cutting deals to solidify their expected victory margins. The Associated Press

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    Fabrice Morvan, left, and Rob Pilatus perform during the taping of the Arsenio Hall Show in this Oct. 26, 1992 photo. The Associated Press

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