A sign expressing regret for Hurricane Camille's destruction lies on a pile of rubble in Waveland, Miss., that used to be a post office. August 1969
The S.S. Ancon leaves the west chamber of the Gatun upper locks and enters Gatun Lake along the Panama Canal in this August 15, 1914
The Panama Canal Celebrates 100 Years
Archduke Franz Ferdinand (seated, in hat) and his wife, Sophie, on the day they were assassinated, Sarajevo, June 28, 1914.
"Shacks, put up by the Bonus Army on the Anacostia flats, Washington, D.C., burning after the battle with the military. The Capitol in the b...
The original owner of the Prussian Diamond Tiara was Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, the only daughter and the last child of William II, German Emperor and Empress Augusta Victoria. The tiara was a gift from her father for her wedding to HRH Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover on May 24, 1913. She is the grandmother of Queen Sofia of Spain, and ex-King Constantine of Greece.
1913 (24 May) Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia and Prince Ernst August of Hanover by Sandau
FDR, Harry Hopkins, Edward Stettinius and Molotov at Saki Airport, Russia enroute to Yalta. February 3, 1945.
Cleveland welcomes LBJ! -from the LBJ Library, Photo ID 12-18-WH64. 10/8/64.
On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.
June 25, 1938: FDR Signs the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), abolishing child labor and establishing the 40-hour work week, a national minimum wage, and “time and a half” overtime pay. This final piece of New Deal legislation has been amended over 20 times both to raise the minimum wage and extend the law’s protections to historically oppressed groups.
"Glassworks. Midnight. Location: Indiana" 1908 Photo
pbsthisdayinhistory: June 26, 1948: U.S. Begins the Berlin Airlift On this day in 1948, U.S and allied forces began to deliver food and supplies to Berlin by airplane. After the Soviet Union barricaded all land and sea entrances into the city of Berlin, the United States began to drop supplies by airplane. In total, nearly 1,500 tons of supplies were needed daily for the nearly 2 million people in the city. Within weeks, allied forces were delivering an average of 2,500 tons of supplies into the city daily. Read more about the events leading to the Berlin Airlift. Photo: Berliners watching a C-54 land at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, 1948 (United States Air Force Historical Research Agency via Cees Steijger).
June 26, 1948: U.S. Begins the Berlin Airlift
People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, tickertape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1...
Ich bin ein Berliner Thousands watch Kennedy give a speech on June 26, 1963, in West Berlin, Germany. Kennedy’s support of a democratic West Germany was central in the Cold War, a conflict that defined the Kennedy administration.
Mount St. Helens eruption. May 18th, 1980