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17 Stirring Photos of Released American Slaves

After Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery, thousands of men and women found themselves finally freed. These historical portraits show former slaves after the emancipation.

 
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President Nixon Visiting the Apollo 11 Crew in Quarantine, 1969

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying the astronauts into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice describe...

 
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The Fall of the Titanic

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 pride of the White Star Line...

 
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Big Events in History That Happened Around the Same Time

 
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A Watery Grave: Priest Praying Over Titanic Victims Before They Are Buried at Sea, 1912

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 a century on from the disaster in 1912 –...

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

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 was 92. Greta Zimmer Friedman passed away from pneumonia,...

 
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What the Nazis Said to Gen. Eisenhower Upon Surrendering 71 Years Ago

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 of 70,000 Nazi soldiers. The failure of Nazi troops to stop...

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

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 & Life Pictures / Getty Images 2. Another group’s shocked...

 
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Glimpse Into Our Rich Past with These 31 Historic Photos

Random images from the rich bowels of our past.

 
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50 Historic Moments Photographed For The First Time Ever

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, Burgundy, France, by exposing a bitumen-coated...

 
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