September 1933 - Adolf Hitler breaks
ground on his ambitious plans to link all major German cities
with highways. This ceremony kicked off construction of
the Frankfurt-am-Maine - Darmstadt/Mannheim highway.
Betty White at home with her dog in
An iceberg photographed in 1912
bearing an unmistakable mark of black and red paint. It is
believed that this is the iceberg that sake the Titanic.
Ham the chimp returns to Earth
following his historic 16 minute space flight in 1961.
The rather luxurious seating area of
the submarine, The Protector, in 1902.
Medical students pose with a cadaver
The fuel tanks of the B-24H Liberator
“Little Warrior” explode over Germany after being hit by
anti-aircraft guns in 1944.
The Kennedy family leave the funeral
of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Native American couple, Situwuka and
Katkwachsnea in 1912.
Camp Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous
from the movie "Schindler's List", on the balcony of his house
overlooking Plaszow labor camp, Poland. 1943-44.
Construction of the Sydney Opera House
1945 - German POWs weep and sit in
disgust as they watch footage shot at a German concentration
June 1915, Gallipoli: a Turkish
sniper/sharpshooter, dressed as a tree, is captured by two
Dinosaurs are transported on the
Hudson River to the 1964 World's Fair.
The Golden Gate Bridge around 1935.
Children for sale in Chicago, 1948.
Some parents sold their children due to poverty.
Mourners pay their respect to slain
civil rights leader, Medgar Evars in 1963. His killer was
finally convicted in 1994.
Union prisoners receive rations at
Fort Sumter in 1864.
The mugshot of Tokyo Rose, 1946.
A rescue boat comes alongside the
crippled USS West Virginia shortly after the Japanese attack on
Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Two childhood friends unexpectedly
reunite on opposite sides of a demonstration in 1972.
Survivors of the Titanic are
taken on board the Carpathia in 1912.
Wieluń just after German Luftwaffe
bombing the 1st of September 1939. Not only did this bombing
provide a spark for World War II, but it is generally believed
to be the first terrorist bombing to be caught on film in history.
Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a
large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration
camp in 1944.
A burial at sea on board the USS
Lexington in 1944.
Crowds rush through the castle on
Disneyland's opening day in 1955.
A lion rides in the sidecar during a
performance of The Wall of Death carnival attraction at Revere
Beach, Massachusetts in 1929.
Future presidents Bill Clinton and
George Bush with Governor George Wallace at a BBQ in 1983.
Dr. Werhner von Braun and Walt Disney
The Statue of Liberty photographed
during a power failure in 1942.
The RMS Olympic, the Titanic's sister
ship, in wartime camouflage in 1915.
Anastasia shares a smoke with her
father, Tsar Nicholas II two years before their assassination in
Children rush into a candy store
following the end of "sweets rationing" in 1953.
Soldiers comfort each other during the
Korean war in the early 1950's.
Stephen Hawking marries Jane Wilde in
Albert Einstein brings sexy back in
What is thought to be the oldest known
war photograph: New Hampshire volunteers depart for the Mexican
War in 1846.
Coney Island in 1905.
George W. Bush plays a little dirty
rugby for Yale in 1966.
Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off to
some elderly women in the 1970's.
Six year-old Arthur Conan-Doyle in
Construction of Hoover Dam in 1934.
Frank Sinatra asks Lou Gehrig for an
autograph in 1939.
Harry Houdini exposes "spirit
trickery" in 1925.
OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch
in 1984. Nichole Brown can be seen on the left.
A permanent stable cavity caused by
the detonation on an underground nuclear test in 1961.
Vladimir Putin and his childhood
friends in 1969. None of them have been seen since!
Amelia Earhart receives what proved to
be her last haircut in 1937.
The Japanese "War Tuba" used to locate
enemy aircraft before the invention of radar. Circa 1930.
Washington-Hoover Airport which was
demolished in 1941. This is where the Pentagon stands
Mark Twain in 1883.
The aftermath of the Great Hurricane
of 1900 which killed an estimated 8,000 people in Galveston,
Prosthetic legs in 1900.
Is this the mummified body of John
Wilkes Booth? No... but it traveled the country for
decades as a carnival exhibit under that claim. Circa 1939.
The earliest known aerial photograph,
taken from a balloon over Paris in 1858.
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