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At 10am this morning, 4/8/13, all of Israel paused for the two-minute siren in remembrance of the Jews that were murdered in the Holocaust. It’s surreal seeing life literally stand still, and it makes you think of the enormity of what we lost.

Pearl Buck, Novelist 1892-1973 Established the 1st internatioal, interracial adoption agency

Quite possibly the most beautiful aircraft ever built; The Supermarine Spitfire.

This 1948 file photo shows the devastated city of Hiroshima some three years after the US dropped an atomic bomb, Aug. 6, 1945, at the end of World War II. Around 140,000 people, or more than half of Hiroshima's population at the time, died.

“A close-up view of a five-yard dipper on electric shovel” By an unknown photographer, Grand Coulee Dam, Washington, April 1, 1936 During the Great Depression, Federally funded public works projects provided employment for millions of Americans. More than 12,000 people worked on one such project, the Grand Coulee Dam. Seventy-seven died on the job in falling, drowning, blasting, or vehicle accidents.

1st atomic bomb: Crew of 'Enola Gay' over Hiroshima, Japan: Maj. Thomas W. Ferebee, bombardier; Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. pilot; Capt. Theodore J. Van Kirk, navigator; Capt. Robert Lewis, officer crew; 5 Aug 1945.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Faneuil Hall: 1903. The weathervane by Shem Drowne is still there as well.

Audie Murphy, most decorated u.s. soldier from wwii

Wallace Hartley was the leader of the Titanic's band of eight musicians who died when the ship sank. The band played merry tunes to keep up the passengers' spirits, although legend has it that at the end they played "Nearer, my God, to Thee."

A car is shown submerged in ash in this May 20, 1980 photo from Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington State. (AP Photo) #