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New York City communists demonstrate in support of the Soviet Union 75 years ago today -- outside Cooper Union

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124 years ago today: Pasadena citizens welcome the very first train on Santa Fe's San Gabriel Rail Road.

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And here's a newspaper clipping about it from our digital library.

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Prohibition flashback: Transformed pleasure boat used for rum-running 77 years ago today from our L.A. Examiner collection

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115 years ago today: SF firefighters pose in formation in front of the San Diego court house

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Ronald Reagan from the set of General Electric Theater in 1958

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And here's a car's-eye view of the screen.

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75 years ago in drive-in theater history. The Pico opened on Sept. 9, 1934 underneath the present-day Westside Pavilion. It was the fourth U.S. drive-in and the first in California.

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Critical Mass, Sept. 4, 1895 edition: Cyclists at Pico and Western in the LA Times Bicycle Club Run

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And here's a shot of visitors enjoying artwork by Victor Raphael and Clayton Spada

We just opened From Zero to Infinity at Doheny Library. Come see art inspired by our collections

Happy birthday, LA! Mayor Norris Poulson gets fitted for a sombrero--and ranchero garb--for the city's 1954 anniversary celebration

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here's proof the original 1909 pier was made of concrete from our Digital Library. Happy centennial!

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Party like it's Sept. 2, 1951: Scenes from L.A.'s Syrian- and Lebanese-American community during a celebration at the Croatian Center

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Painted portrait of Father Junipero Serra, who died 225 years ago today, from our digital library

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Dodger Stadium in miniature on Aug. 25, 1960, & other scenes from the development of Chavez Ravine.

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106 years ago today: A troupe of maromeros, or traveling clowns, performs at a California hacienda

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Drilling for oil ... near downtown LA on August 20, 1901.

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Epitaph and origin story from Fort Tejon: "I, Peter Lebec, was killed here August 12, 1837" The French trapper shot a grizzly bear that survived long enough to maul him.

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Nigerian church ca. 1915 with missionary's bicycle propped against the wall from our Internet Mission Picture Archive

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