37 Photos From Extraordinary Moments In History

By Sophia Maddox | March 10, 2020

This young lady working in a Van Nuys, CA factory in 1944 would soon become a movie star by the name of 'Marilyn Monroe'.

Get ready for some great historical nuggets of interest and intrigue. We have 44 - count 'em - 44 photos that chart extraordinary, fascinating, and plain bizarre moments in history.

To wet your whistle, not only do we have a young Marilyn Monroe working in a munitions factory, but we also have awestruck photos of the first tattoo lady, the Statue of Liberty's face arriving by boat, Bea Arthur's military ID, a hunky 21 -year old Winston Churchill, and baseball great Lou Gherig's audition photo to play the role of Tarzan.

Let's journey forth into the wild world of imagery intrigue - with photos that will leave you with some great factoids. Onward!

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Before Marilyn Monroe was the World's most famous movie star, she worked at a military factory in Van Nuys, CA. Yes, at the height of WW II, young Norma Jean helped the war effects at Radioplane Munitions Factory by assembling parts for airplanes.

The pictures were taken by David Conover in 1944, while he was on assignment for Yank magazine.

The photos of soon-to-be Marilyn assembling drone parts which were taken by David Conover who was on assignment for Yank magazine. helped to launch her career into stardom.

At the time, Conover worked for the U.S. Army Air Force's First Motion Picture Unit. His commanding officer was none other than Ronald Reagan. That's some crazy Back to the Future synchronicity.

The first photo taken of Macchu Picchu in 1911.

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Imagine being Macchu Picchu - and not having your photo taken until 1911. Well, there's darn good reason for this. Machu Picchu wasn't discovered until 1911. Well, I mean, Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru, wasn't discovered by an American with a camera before then. That's when American archeologist Hiram Bingham gots his first look and snapped a photo.

Bingham arrived in Peru with a small team of explorers to search for the famous “lost” cities of the Incas. Little did he realize he'd be discovering one of the future top tourist destinations in the world.

Way to go, Hiram Bingham!