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Founders Of The Boston Women's Health Book Collective, 1975

What Really Started The Sexual Revolution

Place de la République, 1918 Paris France

Boulevard Exelmans, May 1 1920 (Paris France)

Advertisements made by Citroën on the Eiffel Tower for the 1925 parisian exposition

City Guide Paris - Le guide touristique pour visiter Paris !

Rue du Pot de Fer (Paris France) - 1914

"Group of Spanish Actors at Sevilla on the Pike." Streets of Seville attraction on the Pike at the 1904 World's Fair. Missouri History Museum

German inventor Franz Reichelt was so confident in his 1912 parachute jacket that he jumped off the Eiffel Tower to test it out. His hubris was unfortunately unfounded and he fell to this death in front of a crowd of horrified onlookers.

Clippy- This energetic virtual paper clip came preinstalled in Microsoft Office bundles from 1997-2003. While designed to be a helpful office assistant, Clippy proved both intrusive and assumptive, popping up unprompted with statements like “Hey! It looks like you’re writing a letter!”

Think pulling the fire alarm is a fun prank? Not when this 1938 device, which traps your hand until the police arrive, is involved. While the invention may deter the mischievous teen, it also kills the heroic man who’s yanking the dang thing cause there’s an actual blazing inferno. Talk about taking one for the team!

Patented in the United States in 1922 and popular in 1930’s London, the baby cage was intended for city folk whose kids weren’t getting enough fresh air, sunshine and fractured skulls.

1898, a powerful early winter storm batters the New England coast, killing at least 450 people in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Transportation became impossible; some trains were halted by 20-foot snow drifts.

Members of the Brighton Swimming Club (a.k.a. "The Brighton Bulge"*) pose for a photograph in their tophats, ca. 1863. Please note time-travelling Stephen Colbert, situated dead center, delivering his trademark smirk of incredulity.

On June 15 1215, England's King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter."

On June 12 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the repressive Communist era in a divided Germany.

On June 5 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate, is shot three times in a hail of gunfire in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

On June 4 1984, Bruce Springsteen's album "Born in the U.S.A." is released.

On June 1 1779, the court-martial of Benedict Arnold convenes in Philadelphia, Penn. Though acquitted on most charges, the trial and its aftermath would put Arnold on a path to treason.

On May 31 1859, the famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located atop the 320-foot-high St. Stephen's Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time.