Couples rush to secure a marriage license and get married in Las Vegas, ahead of Executive Order 11241 taking effect, which eliminated the draft exception for married men. August 26, 1965.
On August 26, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11241, which terminated the marriage deferment. President Johnson’s executive order made it so that childless men who were married after August 26, 1965 would be considered the same as single men when selecting and ordering registrants to report for induction. A new group (Group 4) consisted of childless men who were married on or before August 26, 1965; these men would be selected next, after the supply of delinquents, volunteers, and single nonvolunteers and nonvolunteers who married after August 26, 1965 had been exhausted.
Hitler at the 1935 Nuremberg Rally, walking up the steps to the podium from where he will make his speech
Nuremberg trials, 1945
Front row: Hermann Göring (sentenced to death, committed suicide), Rudolf Heß (life in prison, committed suicide in 1987), Joachim von Ribbentrop (executed), Wilhelm Keitel (executed)
Back row Karl Dönitz (ten years imprisonment), Erich Raeder (life imprisonment, released in 1955 due to health), Baldur von Schirach (20 years imprisonment), Fritz Sauckel (executed)
John Clarence Woods on the 16th of October 1946 shortly after the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trials . He was tasked with the duty of putting to death the convicted NAZI war criminals
Qantas Airways 747 upper deck in 1971
An M1917 tank and U.S. Army soldiers on patrol in Lexington, Kentucky to keep peace after a large mob tried to lynch Will Lockett, a black man who is on trial for his murder of a young white girl February 10/11, 1920
This is how enemy aircrafts were detected before the invention of RADAR, 1921
High school football players practice in Chicago. 1902.
A British POW defiantly stares at Heinrich Himmler, circa August, 1941
The man’s name on the left was Horace Greasley. He was a British POW famous for escaping over 200 times to visit his girlfriend, a local Jewish girl.
Why did he keep going back? Loyalty. He returned every time with extra food or other contraband to share with his fellow captives. Greasley spent 5 years as a prisoner of war, during which time he served as camp barber and worked in the marble quarries.
Following capture, the men were forced to march for ten weeks from France to Poland. The men suffered deplorable conditions and spent a winter, in temperatures as low as -40C, lodged in an old horse stable. Those who survived the march and train transfer were beaten, tortured, and starved. Greasley was once beaten so badly he lay unconscious for 2 days. In 2008, his biography, “Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?” was published. Two years after its release, he died at age 91.
The last public execution to take place in the US. August 14, 1936.
Belka, a Soviet dog who went to space in the Sputnik 5. She returned to Earth safely. August 1960.
The “Dodge City Peace Commission” in 1883. Wyatt Earp is seated, second from left; Luke Short is standing, second from left; and Bat Masterson is standing, third from left.
A group of Navajo in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. 1904.
“Iron Youth. Youth! We are none of us more than twenty years old. But young? Youth? That is long ago. We are old folk”
Russian Soldiers Preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943
“Congress of Freaks” – P.T. Barnum’s Traveling Freak Show, New York City, 1924
Circus showman and founder P.T. Barnum and his three dwarves, General Tom Thumb, Lavinia Warren and Commodore Nutt, 1800s
Women protesting forced hijab days after the Iranian Revolution, 1979.
The date was March 8, International Women’s Day, and the image shows women from all walks of life — nurses, students, mothers — marching, smiling, arms raised in protest. More than 100,000 of them. At the time, Golestan recalls, Iranian people were very “politically charged” and believed change could be effected by demonstrating in the streets. “This time they were disappointed,” she says. “From the next day everybody had to wear the scarf.”
Teenagers at a party in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1947
Chang ‘The Chinese Giant’ with his wife and manager. His height was claimed to be over 8 feet and he was reportedly able to speak between six to ten languages 1871
Vance, a Trapper Boy, 15 years old. Has trapped for several years in a West Va. Coal mine. $.75 a day for 10 hours work.
All he does is to open and shut this door: most of the time he sits here idle, waiting for the cars to come. On account of the intense darkness in the mine, the drawings on the door were not visible until plate was developed. 1908
A Harlem couple wearing raccoon coats with a Cadillac 1932
President of Chile Salvador Allende moments away from death during military coup at Moneda Palace in Santiago.
A picture of The Statue of Liberty taken from the torch looking down. Around 1930
An English military aviator dropping a bomb, during the flight, on the French front during the First World War, 1916.
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy poses with First Lady Roslynn Carter. This picture would become an embarrassment for the Secret Service as the pin Gacy is wearing indicates security clearance. 1978
Citizen Kane premiere, 1941
Deadwood, South Dakota saloon 1880s
California redwood loggers, early 1891
Flathead Indians at Medicine Tree, Montana, 1923. Taken at time of Pow Wow held at Medicine Tree Flat.
A deputy aims a Colt revolver at an outlaw’s head. Stinking Springs, New Mexico. December 24th 1880
Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James & Charlie Bowdre, Circa 1879
The Dodge City Peace Commission (June 1883). The Commission was formed to rid Dodge City of the violence that was terrorizing the city. Front, l-r; Chas. E. Bassett, Wyatt S. Earp, Frank McLain, and Neil Brown. Back, l-r; W. H. Harris, Luke Short, W. B. Bat Masterson, and W. F. Petillon
Lost photo of Jesse James and his assassin, Robert Ford
Robert Newton Ford was an American outlaw best known for killing his gang’s leader Jesse James in April 1882, to collect a reward and a promised amnesty for past crimes.
Three generations of black homesteaders on the prairie in Custer County, Nebraska, 1887. All the adults were formerly enslaved.
Mr. and Mrs. John Curry, a married couple homesteading in a sod house on the Nebraska prairie in the 1880s.
Deadwood, South Dakota 1876
Sharpshooter Annie Oakley while touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in Italy, 1890 –
Crowded street in Nome, Alaska, in 1900 during the Alaskan Gold Rush. The Dexter tavern at left was owned by Wyatt Earp.
Oriental Saloon, Tombstone AZ with Wyatt Earp as faro dealer, Doc Holliday as watcher to the right of Wyatt