These 42 Past and Recent Photos Of Famous Events Show Just How Much The World Has Changed
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
The 2014 World Series final which was slightly more organized.
The first ever Rockefeller Christmas tree, 1931
Rockefeller Christmas tree, 2013
The first International match at Wimbledon, 1883
The Wimbledon Championships in 2014
The first Glastonbury festival in 1970 attended by over 1,500 people who paid £1 each for a ticket and free milk.
The 2014 Glastonbury festival attracting 135,000 people who paid £225 for a ticket and beer.
The first official gay pride march in London accompanied by the police for the marchers' protection.
LGBT London pride parade in 2014 flanked by supporters.
Valerie Benguiat / Digital Journal
The first photo ever taken from space, in 1946. A camera was strapped onto a V2 rocket fired straight up to capture the shot.
The Aurora Australis as seen from the International Space Station in 2013.
The first official Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960. Around 400 athletes from 23 countries participated.
2012 Paralympic Games in London. Over 4,300 athletes from 164 nations participated.
The first climber, Sir Edmund Hillary, reached the summit of Mt. Everest, 1953.
With far better equipment, a traffic jam like this one in 2013 is becoming all too common on Everest.
Utmost Adventure Trekking/Al Jazeera
Aerial view of the 1930 World Cup final in Montevideo, Uruguay. Only 13 teams participated because of the difficulty of getting to South America at the time.
2014 World Cup held in Brazil with 209 countries eligible to participate.
The first photograph of the moon, shot taken in 1839.
The first photograph of Earth taken from the moon, taken in 1969.
Photograph of both the Earth and moon from China's Chang'e 5-TI satellite in 2014.
China National Space Administration
Three men racing in the marathon at the first modern Olympics in 1896. Only 16 nations were allowed to compete at the time.
2012 marathon in London participated by athletes from 206 nations.
The very first neon sign on the Las Vegas strip getting installed in 1941.
Las Vegas strip today.
The first modern Olympic Games held in Athens, 1896
2012 Olympics held in London
New York's first subway in 1904. This was the first choice of transportation of New York's upper class to escape the busy streets.
New York's subway today
Western Berliners look on as Easterners work on the Berlin wall in 1961.
United Berliners celebrating the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, marking its former path with illuminated balloons, 2014.
Bill Murray as the very first guest on The David Letterman Show in 1983.
Bill Murray as a guest again of David Letterman, along with Lady Gaga, 2014.
Boston Marathon organizers try to stop Kathrine Switzer from participating in the race in 1967. The marathon was supposed to be exclusive for men.
Boston Marathon in 2014
The Wright brothers's successful flight in 1903. Their plane was able to fly for 59 seconds over 852 feet.
The Philae probe had traveled 4 billion miles, landing on a comet in 2014
A French soldier getting his prosthetic mask in 1918.
In 2011, the first full face transplant was successfully accomplished on Dallas Wiens who lost almost all of his face in an accident.
Otto Lilienthal made the very first glider flight in 1894.
In 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person ever to survive a trip over Niagara Falls inside a barrel.
In 2012, Felix Baumgartner took a plunge from the stratosphere, 24 miles above Earth.