54 Chilling Images With Unknown Stories From History

By Sophia Maddox | February 13, 2024

Troops Storm The Beach Of Normandy On D-Day

When you look back at history there are moments that you can't help but feel like you've lived. Big, sweeping, epic moments that are etched in stone. But even more fascinating are the stories that exist between the bullet points. These jaw-dropping photos that tell the unknown stories are sure to amaze. Click ahead with fervor and plow through pictures and anecdotes about everything from World War II to Madonna, and even the early years of Walt Disney.

That's not all we have. There are eye-opening looks at Mother Nature, natural disasters, and indigenous people that you'd never see in your normal life. Keep some eye drops handy because there's a lot to learn and photos that will astound you. Onward! 

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On June 6, 1944, 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, a 50 mile stretch of coast in France. This military action was one of the most intense amphibious military assaults ever enacted and in order to get three military forces on board it required months of planning along with a campaign of deception to throw the Germans off of the intended invasion target.

The assault lasted from June 1944 to August of the same year, and by the end of the assault northern France was liberated from the Nazis. This was the beginning of the end of World War II and by the same time next year the war was all but over. 

Barbara Walters, 1949.

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In the modern era Barbara Walters is considered one of the most foremost journalists of the 20th century. However in 1949 she was studying English at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York. She attended college until 1951 when she earned her B.A. and moved to New York City where she worked for an advertising agency until she was able to get a job at a local NBC affiliate.

By 1953 Walters was producing a children’s program called Ask the Camera. She continued to produce at NBC for a couple of years until moving to CBS in 1955 to write for The Morning Show. It would only take six more years for Walters to take a job at The Today Show.