54 Chilling Images With Unknown Stories From History

By Sophia Maddox | July 10, 2023

Marilyn Monroe relaxing in her home, 1951

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Before Marilyn Monroe was the blonde bombshell that everyone knows she was an actress performing bit parts in any film that she could scrounge up. However, the tide turned for her in 1950 when she appeared in The Asphalt Jungle. By 1951 she was the toast of the town after appearing at the 23rd Academy Awards

The same year she appeared in Home Town Story, As Young As You Feel, Love Nest, and Let’s Make It Legal. These were huge for her at the time, but they were nowhere near as big as the films that would come her way only a couple of years later. 

The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens

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On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in Skamania County, Washington. For two months prior to the explosion, a series of earthquakes continually rocked Washington state while St. Helens spewed steam. It was obvious that the volcano was going to erupt, but it was just a question of when. At 8:32 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that came from directly beneath the mountain triggered the largest rockslide in history. 

Following the landslide, a gas charged, partially molten rock and high pressure blast of steam exploded out of the mountain, following a series of smaller bursts that spewed ash and pumice as lava flowed freely from the mountain. The destruction cost nearly $1.1 billion.