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 April 8, 2005
Library adds 50 recordings to registry, announces new find
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WASHINGTON Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon and the sounds of Asian elephants are among 50 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

A 1923 speech by President Wilson is also being set aside for special preservation. It's the earliest surviving recording of a regular news broadcast.

There's a broadcast of Charles Lindbergh's arrival and reception in Washington after his solo flight to Paris in 1927. Edward R. Murrow reports from a London rooftop during the Battle of Britain in 1940. And General Douglas MacArthur gives his "Old soldiers never die" speech in 1951.

There are musical additions from Al Jolson, Glenn Miller and Muddy Waters. Nirvana makes the list with its 1991 album "Nevermind."

The Library of Congress also announced the discovery of a previously unknown recording of jazz masters Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane performing at Carnegie Hall.

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