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La caduta del muro di Berlino, 1989

1989 _ The Berlin Wall Falls. - Thought that would never happen. Who can forget that. Hard to believe it was ever like that. First thing that came to my mind: "Your son could serve a mission in East Germany! 15 years later - he gets called to Berlin.

Omg WTF?

The frozen body of a dead German soldier is used as a signpost. Eastern Front, c. 1942 "In Soviet Russia, The Sign Post You!

Credit: William C Beall Faith and Confidence (1957) … William C Beall, of the Washington Daily News, won in 1958 for this p...

Photographs that stunned the world: vintage Pulitzer winners

1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo: 'Faith and Confidence', showing a policeman patiently reasoning with a two-year-old boy trying to cross the street during a parade (photo by William C. Beall of 'Washington [DC] Daily News')

World War II photograph captures the courage of August Landmesser who made history by refusing to perform the Nazi salute.

August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936

These are the first three women to become physicians. Pictured at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, snapped at a Dean’s reception, in 1885.

Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia (now known as Drexel University College of Medicine).

Jeanne Calment lived to age 122 in France. Her secret? Olive oil, port wine, and 2 lbs. of chocolate a week. She met Vincent Van Gogh when she was 13 yrs old. and said "He looked me up and down with a dirty look, as if to say, not much there. That was enough for me." (she also said he was rude, ugly and impolite). She attended Victor Hugo's funeral, met Josephine Baker, and met Frederic Mistral

Jeanne Calment passed away at 122 years and 164 days old! She learned to fence at 85 and rode a bike at She met Vincent Van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost An amazing and well documented life-Wikipedia her!

Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.  During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women's heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century and was widespread post WW2.

Such retaliation only perpetuates evil. Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment.

"Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’" via historicaltimes.tumblr.com

Mary Couchman, a warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded.

Loving biracial family back in the day. Robert and Mildred Loving , who helped change America for the better.

The Loving family. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history.

Father Daughter Time...Priceless.

JFK and Caroline Kennedy. Father and Daughter Having a Tea Party at the White House.Being A Father Seemed the Greatest Delight of JFK's Short Life.Especially Since He Came To The Job Late In Life.A Sweet Pic.

We can do it!

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Historic WTF

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): WWI German soldier wearing his night shirt, armed with a bayonet, standing in front of a latrine with. a cat on his head. Well all righty then. kitten soldier ww ii ww i

Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans -  thus many later became classified as Black Indians

FAMILY Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the d Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chemno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilov commemorates them.

Remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorating the 82 children from Lidice, Czechoslovakia who were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office and gassed to death at the extermination camp in Chelmno 70 km away in the July of

Iconic photograph: "Wait For Me Daddy," by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father. (H/t Jodi P)  Via: vancouverhistory.ca

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

WWII goodbyes “Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.

В Австралии до 1960-х гг. в соответствии с "Актом о флоре и фауне" аборигены считались животными, а не людьми и их численность фиксировалась в одном списке с кенгуру, попугаями и т.д.

Until the the Aborigines, or Aboriginal Australians, came under the Flora And Fauna Act that classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

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