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Fascinating Historical Photos That Won’t Leave You Indifferent (47 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   9 Mar 2017   / 6726 views

A young Elvis Presley holding records, 1950

The Californian lumberjacks who cut down giant redwoods, 1915

Albert Einstein with Hopi Indians, 1922

Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield, 1957.

A mugshot of fortune tellers, New York, 1943

No time to explain! Donkey rescue, 1940s

Micheal Jordan vs Micheal Jackson playing basketball, 1992

Chester Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kg diving suit, 1911

The first Google team. The best is yet to come! 1999

Worker and supervisor at a car factory, Moscow, USSR, 1954

Carving George Washington’s face into Mount Rushmore, USA, 1932

The astronaut Charles Duke left his family picture on the moon before departing. ’’This is the family of Astronaut Duke from Planet Earth. Landed on the Moon, April 1972,’’ he wrote on the back of the picture, 1972

A ’’knocker-up,’’ who woke up sleeping people. The early 20th-century version of an alarm clock, Great Britain, 1900.

High school graduate Brian Hugh Warner — better known by the stage name Marilyn Manson, 1987

The Frisbee pioneers — Ken Westerfield and his dog, 1970

The First space selfie by Buzz Aldrin, 1966

5-year-old Sylvester Stallone, 1951

Steve Jobs dangling his daughter Eve in Foothills Park, Palo Alto, California, 2002

Troops of the Eight-Nation Alliance in 1900. Left to right: Britain, United States, Australia,India, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Japan

A Group of Samurai in front of Egypt’s Sphinx, 1864

A police officer issuing a woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on a beach at Rimini, Italy, in 1957

General Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses American paratroopers prior to D-Day

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces:

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to victory.

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory.

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking

Kon-Tiki, a raft built by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl in an attempt to prove that pre-Columbian South Americans could reach Polynesia. He succeeded 1947

Two black students are harassed by classmates on their way to school – Little Rock, Arkansas 1957

12 year old Lo Manh Hung who was probably the youngest photo journalist in South Vietnam, February 18, 1968

B-17 bombardier heading toward Germany, 1940’s

Reagan meets with the Afghan mujahideen, 1983

Bobby Fisher playing 50 opponents simultaneously. He won 47, lost 1 and drew 2. 1964

Troops of the US 89th Infantry Division trying to cross the River Rhine under heavy fire. Oberwesel, Germany. March 26 1945

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery signs the surrender of German forces in the Netherlands, in northwest Germany and Denmark – 4th May 1945

After lunch, Field Marshal Montgomery called the Germans back for further consultation, and there he delivered his ultimatum … He told the Germans: “You must understand three things: Firstly, you must surrender to me unconditionally all the German forces in Holland, Friesen and the Frisian Islands and Helgoland and all other islands in Schleswig-Holstein and in Denmark. Secondly, when you have done that, I am prepared to discuss with you the implications of your surrender: how we will dispose of those surrendered troops, how we will occupy the surrendered territory, how we will deal with the civilians, and so forth. And my third point: If you do not agree to Point 1, the surrender, then I will go on with the war and I will be delighted to do so.” Monty added, as an after-thought, “All your soldiers and civilians may be killed.”

Marie Curie, the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize, in her laboratory in Paris, 1912










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