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Today in history: November 15

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The body of a slain comrade is carried to an evacuation helicopter by soldiers of the U.S. 1st cavalry division in the Ia Drang Valley early in the week of Nov. 15, 1965.  The Air Cavalry Division suffered the heaviest American losses of the Vietnam War during the battle in the Ia Drang area - a battle that began Nov. 14.
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The body of a slain comrade is carried to an evacuation helicopter by soldiers of the U.S. 1st cavalry division in the Ia Drang Valley early in the week of Nov. 15, 1965. The Air Cavalry Division suffered the heaviest American losses of the Vietnam War during the battle in the Ia Drang area - a battle that began Nov. 14.
Police officers disperse Occupy Wall Street protesters near the encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents. Nw York City police officers arrest a demonstrator near the Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Police officers disperse Occupy Wall Street protesters near the encampment at Zuccotti Park in New York, early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents. Nw York City police officers arrest a demonstrator near the Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is helped by frogman to exit from Gemini 12 capsule after splashdown in the Atlantic southeast of Cape Kennedy, Florida, on Nov. 15, 1966. Spacemen James Lovell and Aldrin brought the craft to a pinpoint landing after a four-day journey into space. (AP Photo)
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is helped by frogman to exit from Gemini 12 capsule after splashdown in the Atlantic southeast of Cape Kennedy, Florida, on Nov. 15, 1966. Spacemen James Lovell and Aldrin brought the craft to a pinpoint landing after a four-day journey into space. (AP Photo)
President of the African National Congress Nelson Mandela asks the crowd gathered outside Greytown's town hall to calm down after a bomb threat disrupted a question and answer forum Mandela was conducting inside, Nov. 15, 1993. Mandela is campaigning for the April 27, 1994 elections in the volatile KwaZulu region of Natal. (AP Photo/David Brauchli)
President of the African National Congress Nelson Mandela asks the crowd gathered outside Greytown's town hall to calm down after a bomb threat disrupted a question and answer forum Mandela was conducting inside, Nov. 15, 1993. Mandela is campaigning for the April 27, 1994 elections in the volatile KwaZulu region of Natal. (AP Photo/David Brauchli)
University of the Philippines Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets march in Manila, Philippines, as the commonwealth celebrates its sixth anniversary on Nov. 15, 1941. U.S. Army planes roar overhead as units of the United States Far Eastern Command march. They were geared for action as the Pacific situation grew tenser on December 2. (AP Photo)
University of the Philippines Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets march in Manila, Philippines, as the commonwealth celebrates its sixth anniversary on Nov. 15, 1941. U.S. Army planes roar overhead as units of the United States Far Eastern Command march. They were geared for action as the Pacific situation grew tenser on December 2. (AP Photo)
Actor Paul Newman donates a popcorn stand to the City of New York on Nov. 15, 1984.    Newman created a recipe for his pop corn sold as 'Newman's Own Pop Corn' with profits donated to charity.   Newman attended the donation ceremony at New York's Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actor Paul Newman donates a popcorn stand to the City of New York on Nov. 15, 1984. Newman created a recipe for his pop corn sold as 'Newman's Own Pop Corn' with profits donated to charity. Newman attended the donation ceremony at New York's Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw
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Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw
Sing Sing team member shown carrying the ball for a gain for Sing Sing in the game November 15, 1931 between the prisoners and the Ossining unit of the Naval Militia. It was a first public appearance of the recently developed Sing Sing team and boys did themselves proud, the proceeds going to the unemployed fund. (AP Photo)
Sing Sing team member shown carrying the ball for a gain for Sing Sing in the game November 15, 1931 between the prisoners and the Ossining unit of the Naval Militia. It was a first public appearance of the recently developed Sing Sing team and boys did themselves proud, the proceeds going to the unemployed fund. (AP Photo)
The Republic of Ireland's Taoiseach Dr. Garret FitzGerald
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The Republic of Ireland's Taoiseach Dr. Garret FitzGerald
Dale Earnhardt
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Dale Earnhardt
President John F. Kennedy addresses delegates to the AFL-CIO convention in New York, Nov. 15, 1963. He told the convention his $11 billion tax cut could result in creation of millions of jobs. The president wears an AFL-CIO delegate's badge presented to him at the convention.  (AP Photo)
President John F. Kennedy addresses delegates to the AFL-CIO convention in New York, Nov. 15, 1963. He told the convention his $11 billion tax cut could result in creation of millions of jobs. The president wears an AFL-CIO delegate's badge presented to him at the convention. (AP Photo)
Marlon Brando and his wife, Mexican actress Movita Castaneda, arrive for the West Coast premiere of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' at the Hollywood Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 1962. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)
Marlon Brando and his wife, Mexican actress Movita Castaneda, arrive for the West Coast premiere of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' at the Hollywood Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 1962. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) at left stands by after he landed a right to the head of challenger Cleveland Williams which  knocked him down for the fourth time in their title bout in Houston?s domed stadium on Nov. 15, 1966.  The punch was landed in the third round and moment?s later referee Harry Kessler put a stop to the mismatch, awarding Ali a technical knockout. (AP Photo)
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) at left stands by after he landed a right to the head of challenger Cleveland Williams which knocked him down for the fourth time in their title bout in Houston?s domed stadium on Nov. 15, 1966. The punch was landed in the third round and moment?s later referee Harry Kessler put a stop to the mismatch, awarding Ali a technical knockout. (AP Photo)
Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers infielder, makes his debut as a sportscaster for radio station WMCA in New York, November 15, 1948. Robinson will do a six-nights-a-week program which is sponsored.  (AP Photo)
Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers infielder, makes his debut as a sportscaster for radio station WMCA in New York, November 15, 1948. Robinson will do a six-nights-a-week program which is sponsored. (AP Photo)
World famous Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff plays for his granddaughter Sophie , in New York, USA, Nov. 15, 1927. (AP Photo)
World famous Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff plays for his granddaughter Sophie , in New York, USA, Nov. 15, 1927. (AP Photo)
Defeated Japanese soldiers file down a road toward a dispersal camp at North Malaya
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Defeated Japanese soldiers file down a road toward a dispersal camp at North Malaya

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