Many people are fascinated by historical photos. They give us a rare glimpse into a world that could easily be forgotten and preserves these moments well into the future. From a photo depicting the very last public execution in the U.S., to vintage pictures of Adolf Hitler, Bob Marley and even Albert Einstein, here are 50 of the most fascinating and rare historical photos ever captured on camera. (Caution: Some of the following images may be disturbing.)
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This Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of Japan’s on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack unified American in a way seldom seen since, yet it also thrusted the nation into entering World War II—the deadliest war in modern history that resulted in the death of at least 60 million people across the globe, and nearly 419,000 Americans. In commemoration of Pearl Harbor’s 75th anniversary, a host of solemn tributes befitting to the historic tragedy that claimed over 2,400 Americans will be taking place in Honolulu, beginning Dec. 1 and continuing through Dec. 11.
Have you ever wondered why we break the wishbone or watch football every year on Thanksgiving? While this holiday is all about showing gratitude, it’s easy to take some of these century-old traditions for granted. So, while you’re preparing, eating or sleeping off your Thanksgiving meal, ponder these fun (and bizarre) Turkey Day facts, and wow your family at the dinner table with your Thanksgiving knowledge.
A decades-long investigation has recently shed new light into what many consider to be the world’s first computer. The ancient device, known as the Antikythera (an-ti-KEE-thur-a) Mechanism, dates back to sometime between 200 and 70 B.C. and scientists have been captivated by its mysterious function and purpose since it was discovered in an ancient shipwreck… View Article