Take a look at the films competing for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards.
American Hustle: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in this story of a con artist and his partner who work with federal agents to turn in other cons, mobsters and politicians.
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The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.
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