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Smoke engulfs the Los Angeles Public Library on April 29, 1986. Susan Orlean tells the story of the fire in The Library Book. Ben Martin/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Mystery Of A Massive Library Fire Remains Unsolved After More Than 30 Years

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By the 1950s, Rin Tin Tin was played by three dogs, who often traveled around the country making public appearances. In this undated photo, one Rin Tin Tin enjoys a luxury dinner in his Chicago hotel suite. Edward Kitch/AP Photo hide caption

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Rin Tin Tin: A Silent Film Star On Four Legs

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By the 1950s, Rin Tin Tin was played by three dogs, who often traveled around the country making public appearances. In this undated photo, one Rin Tin Tin enjoys a luxury dinner in his Chicago hotel suite. Edward Kitch/AP Photo hide caption

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Rin Tin Tin: A Silent Film Star On Four Legs

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The original Rin Tin Tin was born in 1918 and died in 1932. Courtesy of Simon and Schuster hide caption

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Rin Tin Tin: From Battlefield To Hollywood, A Story Of Friendship

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