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Jackie Kennedy Stands Silently By as LBJ is Sworn In as...

April 6, 2017

On November 22, 1963, two hours after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as the nation’s 36th president aboard...

The Solvay Conference: Gathering of Some of the Most In...

March 22, 2017

The Solvay Conference was founded in 1912 by Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay. It was considered a turning point in the physics world. Held in Brussels, the co...

Did Author Really ‘Predict’ the Titanic Sinking 14 Year...

March 10, 2017

The novella , written by Morgan Robertson in 1898, shows a couple of eerie similarities to the well-known story of the sinking Titanic. How many similarities ...

13 Badass Men from History

March 7, 2017

Be astonished of their overwhelming feats... Other Badass Stories: -The Dr. Who Operates on Himself to Remove His Own Appendix -The Arctic Explorer Who Was Burried in a Blizzard and Used His ...

The Tragic Hindenburg Disaster Caught on Tape, 1937

March 5, 2017

This first-hand footage from the British Pathe archive reveals the famous Hiddenburgh crash, where 13 out of 36 passengers died and 22 out of 61 crew members perished as...

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens 36 Years Ago

February 22, 2017

The ground shook underneath Mount St. Helens in Washington state. It was May 18th, 1980, at 8:32 a.m., when a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck and brought about one of the larg...

The Johnstown Flood, A Calamity of Biblical Proportions...

February 8, 2017

On the morning of May 31, 1889, after a night of heavy rain the artificial reservoir of Lake Conemaugh appeared to be on the verge of overwhelming the notoriously...

Some of the Most Influential and Powerful Photos Ever T...

January 18, 2017

Given the subtlety of its subjects and its galvanizing nature, documentary photography remains to be a subject of debate. Furthermore, a single photo of a sick ch...

17 Stirring Photos of Released American Slaves

January 5, 2017

Slavery outlawed, countless men and women found themselves finally freed after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Here are historical portraits manifesting former s...

President Nixon Visiting the Apollo 11 Crew in Quaranti...

January 5, 2017

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy with the astronauts carried into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. Approximately 530 million peo...

The Fall of the Titanic

December 28, 2016

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The pr...

A Watery Grave: Priest Praying Over Titanic Victims Bef...

September 19, 2016

They were gathered nine days after the 'unsinkable' liner had gone down in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 1,512 lives. The image - which has been discovered...

Woman in Iconic V-J Day Times Square Kiss Dies at 92

September 12, 2016

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the woman shown kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died, according to The New York Times. She w...

What the Nazis Said to Gen. Eisenhower Upon Surrenderin...

September 8, 2016

On May 7, 1945, Nazi forces had all but disintegrated. Adolf Hitler had committed suicide and Soviet forces had already taken Berlin, resulting in the surrender o...

Photos Captured People’s Reactions To The News Of JFK’s...

September 6, 2016

1. A crowd reacts to the news of JFK’s death outside Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where the president was taken following the shooting. Art Rickerby/Time & L...

Glimpse Into Our Rich Past with These 31 Historic Photo...

August 20, 2016

Random images from the rich bowels of our past. H/T HistoryPorn | Shorpy

50 Historic Moments Photographed For The First Time Eve...

August 16, 2016

This collection captured some of history's most important “firsts." Enjoy! 1. The first photograph ever taken, 1826. It shows the view from the window at Le Gras,...

25 Most Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In History

July 31, 2016

As they say those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So let's all learn from the 25 biggest and most embarrassing mistakes in history below... 1. In ...

20 Photos Of The Patty Hearst Kidnapping circa 1970

July 20, 2016

On February 4, 1974, 19-year-old Patty Hearst was kidnapped by a radical group who called themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). News of her kidnapping — and P...

Two Steam Trains Collide at 90 mph During the 1913 Cali...

July 14, 2016

These were the scenes during the 1913 California State Fair - National Guard Cavalrymen, animal parades and horse racing, turn of the 20th century car races. Then...

The Public Execution of the Conspirators of the Abraham...

June 30, 2016

After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the government arrested hundreds of people. Most were released because the evidence against them was insufficient. How...

These 42 Past and Recent Photos Of Famous Events Show J...

June 30, 2016

These past and present photos of famous events give us a clear, fascinating picture of human progress. Enjoy! The first World Series held in Pittsburgh, 1903 Wik...

25 Newspaper Headlines From the Past That Shaped Histor...

June 1, 2016

This collection of newspaper headlines chronicles some of the most memorable events of the past, informing and shocking millions of readers in just a few words. U...

This Is The Oldest Known 'Video' Footage Ever Recorded ...

June 1, 2016

This film may not look much. But it's actually the oldest known footage ever recorded in history. They called it the "Roundhay Garden Scene" which was recorded in...

The First Photograph Of A Human Being in History

May 23, 2016

This is the earliest known photo of a human being ever. Taken in 1838 in Paris, photographer Louis Daguerre took the picture with around 7 minutes of exposure time. Take a ...

38 Of The Most Powerful Images That Will Stir Your Soul

May 14, 2016

These compelling images will pull on your heartstrings.   1. Two children scavenging on a junkyard in Kathmandu, Nepal to live by. imgur 2. A woman’s last mome...

Top 10 Scandals in History that Rocked 9 U.S. Presidenc...

April 24, 2016

Have you ever thanked the High Heavens for making you an ordinary mortal, almost anonymous, away from a gossiping public and the prying eyes of newspapers and tab...

The Day The U.S. Almost Bombed North Carolina with a Nu...

April 13, 2016

January 23rd came very close to being one of the most terrifying days in American history when a U.S. military plane accidentally dropped two nuclear bombs not fa...

Now and Then: 25 Incredible Historical Photo Overlays

January 24, 2016

Photos are our window to the past, sometimes literally in the case of composite images and photo overlays. Whether it's a photo showing how a location appeared years a...

10 Incredible Shots of Banda Aceh After the 2004 Tsunam...

January 15, 2016

It’s hard to believe that it has been over 10 years since the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 that took more than 230,000 lives across different South East Asian count...

Incredible Famous Moments In History Captured From a Di...

January 1, 2016

You may not recognize these photos, but they're actually from history's most memorable moments taken from a different angle than the iconic photos we used to see....

11 Rare Old Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Photos

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so how about we take a stroll down memory lane and check out these old Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade photos. Enjoy!   Macy's...

History's Most Iconic Photos Recreated as Miniature Dio...

October 29, 2015

Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Curtis and Adrian Sonderegger have an interesting side project: they build small scale models recreating famous historical...

11 Never-Before-Seen Photos Of The Titanic Taken By Fat...

September 28, 2015

These vintage images taken by Father Browne show a rare glimpse of what things were like before the Titanic went down. The last photo of the Titanic taken by Fath...

You Probably Haven't Seen These 45 Rare Photos Of Histo...

August 16, 2015

You've probably seen photos of these iconic moments in our history. But have you seen them from this perspective? 1. During Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dr...

25 Most Destructive and Powerful Weapons In History

August 6, 2015

Here are the 25 most powerful weapons ever created in the history of mankind. 1. Maxim Machine Gun Invented by Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1884. This is the first recoi...

Today in History: Neil Armstrong First Walked on the Mo...

July 20, 2015

On this day in history 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human ever to walk on the surface of the moon. 240,000 miles from Earth, Neil speaks these famous wor...

Top 10 Most Expensive Accidents in History

June 27, 2015

There have been many tragic and costly accidents in history. But there’s nothing like the ten man-made accidents you’re about to see below. 10. Sinking of The Titanic, 1912 ($150...