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    Mounted police guard one end of street while a bread wagon was being unloaded, during riots in Cologne, Germany on Oct. 27, 1923. The Associated Press

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    Lou Gehrig, slugging Yankees first baseman, who was selected as the MVP in the American League for the 1927, presents a check for $1,000 to Lefty O'Doul as the prize for being chosen as Most Valuable Player in the Pacific Coast League, Oct. 27, 1927. Lefty, who was a member of the "Bustin' Babes", will join the Giants next season. The Associated Press

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    An enterprising man sets up a sandwich stand near an unemployment office, Oct. 27, 1931. He is one of many who sells apples, sandwiches or other commodities on the street to earn enough money for living expenses. The Associated Press

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    Sightseers watch as the mighty Graf Zeppelin is refueled in hanger at Akron, Ohio, for return trip to Europe on Oct. 27, 1933. The Associated Press

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    Sailors from Missouri stand stiffly at attention aboard the battleship named for their home state as President Harry S. Truman, a Missourian himself, reviewed them during his navy Day visit to the Battleship Missouri, lying off New York City on Oct. 27, 1945. Walking beside Truman is Capt. Stuart S. Murray, skipper of the Missouri. Behind them follows Admiral Jonas H. Ingram, commander-in-chief of the Atlantic fleet. The Associated Press

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    A.D. Welander, left, using rubber gloves, holds a puffer fish, Oct. 27, 1946, radiated from the atom bomb test at Bikini lagoon. With instructor Welander, is associate professor L.R. Donaldson, of the University of Washington Fisheries School. Donaldson was in charge of the radio biology division for the Bikini operations and brought back 5,000 specimens for study. The Associated Press

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    Film star Maureen O'Hara signs autographs for school children of Moab, Utah, while on location there for a new film on Oct. 27, 1950. The cast of the picture gave a stage show in the school auditorium to raise money for local charity. After the performance the children collected signatures of the participants.The Associated Press

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    Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, center, prepares to join his crew aboard a rubber raft as he leaves an Apollo spacecraft in the water of the Gulf of Mexico on Oct. 27, 1966. The first Apollo crew was training about five miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas on its emergency procedures. Astronaut Edward H. White II is at left in the raft and Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee, is right.The Associated Press

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    James Earl Ray, who is serving a 99 year sentence for the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., walks from the court room at Wartburg, Tennessee on Oct. 27, 1977, where he was being tried for escape. Ray was found guilty and given a sentence of one to two years on Thursday. The Associated Press

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    First Lady Rosalynn Carter and daughter Amy, left, treat youngsters at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1977. The youngsters, costumed for the occasion, are trick-or treating on behalf of UNICEF. The Associated Press

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    Photographers newsmen and crowd are seen as the three coffins with the remains of terrorists who committed suicide in Stammheim prison are been carried to graveside in Stuttgart, West Germany on Oct. 27, 1977. The Associated Press

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    King Khalid of Saudi Arabia is greeted by President Jimmy Carter at the White House in Washington, Oct. 27, 1978, after the King arrived from Cleveland, Ohio 24 days after undergoing open heart surgery. The Associated Press

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    U.S. Marines, aided by Lebanese rescue workers and Italian troops of the multinational peace keeping force continued to lift slabs of concrete in search for American peacekeepers still buried under the debris of their command post, demolished by a suicidal terrorist bomb, Thursday Oct. 27, 1983. 241 Marines died in the attack. The Associated Press

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    Kevin Elster (2) and other members of the New York Mets spray champagne on the field at New York's Shea Stadium, Monday night, Oct. 27, 1986. The Mets celebrate their 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in game seven of the World Series. The Associated Press

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