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    1956: Elvis Presley receives a salk polio vaccine shot in New York City.

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    1936: Reichs Propaganda Minister Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Aviation General Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess, Hitler's personal representative, saluting whilst a big crowd sang the national anthem when Goering addressed it on Hitler's second four years plan at the Sports Palast in Berlin.

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    1935: Secretary of Interior, Harold Ickes, signs into the law the Wheeler-Hobard bill in Washington D.C. The bill provides for Indian self-rule rather than being under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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    1963: Forty-second Street near Times Square in New York is pictured with crowded sidewalks and movie theater marquees.

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    1942: Women working at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphis sort coins before they go to the stamping machine.

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    1937: Chinese soldiers use Great Wall as a roadway for their movements, northwest of Japanese occupied Beijing.

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    1956: French film actress Brigitte Bardot rehearses her curtsey in London in preparation for meeting Queen Elizabeth.

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    1942: Customers wait in line in front of a coffee store to buy coffee in New York. Because of food rationing, they were sold one pound each.

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    1940: President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks during a brief stop in Brooklyn, New York where he broke ground for the $80,000,000 Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

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    1937: Captain George Eyston in his car Thunderbolt, the world’s most powerful car, travelled at 309. 6 miles per hour on the salt beds near Utah, Salt Lake City. This is the highest speed ever reached on land, but Thunderbolt broke down on the return run and the chance of an official record was denied Eyston.

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    1917: French officers a reinforced German concrete shelter in Belgium after the Franco-British drive in WWI.

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    1932: Women turn out in large numbers for the anti-Prohibition parade and demonstration in Newark, N.J. More than 20,000 people took part in the mass demand for the repeal of the 18th Amendment.

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    1936: President Franklin Roosevelt speaking on the 50th anniversary of the of the State of Liberty in New York. He declared that, "To the message of Liberty which America sends to all the world must be added her message of peace."

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    1939:, The pilot and crew of a German Heinkel III reconnaissance plane flew over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and was attacked by Royal Air Force Spitfires and crash landed on a hillside in East Lothian. R.A.F. personnel are seen inspecting the damaged plane. This was the first German plane to have been brought down on British soil in this war.

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    1947: American actors Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy pose in front of a poster which announces their billing at the Lido night club in Paris.

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    1947: Dalton Trumbo, left, Hollywood screenwriter, shouts from the witness stand as he tries to make a statement before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Trumbo was excused from further testimony when he refused to state whether he is or has been a communist.

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