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Learning the difference between fir and pine trees; CCC boys being taught the difference at the Columbia National Forest in Washington state

Civilian Conservation Corps boys putting up a fence in Greene County, Georgia; May 1941

The way we study History needs to change...

The way we study History needs to change…
  • Joaline Garvey
    Joaline Garvey

    I think that is because their relevance to history came at different times, birth years are not as important in that context.

Australian model caught distracted during a photo shoot when the first plane hit tower 1. What an epic photo. It’s so weird to think that normal things were happening on 9/11. People were walking their dogs, riding their bikes, models were doing photoshoots… and the planes hit.

Eisenhower. Holocaust.

Photograph of Thomas Edison with his phonograph (2nd model), taken in Mathew Brady's Washington, DC studio in April 1878.

General Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang welcome Clare Boothe Luce - April 1942

Aerial view of a traffic jam on November 11, 1989 at the Strasse des 17. Juni with the Brandenburg Gate in the background as thousands of East German citizens move into West Berlin after the opening of the wall by the East German government.

Jackie O's pink Chanel suit has become iconic since that fateful day in November of 1963. Despite pleas, she refused to clean it off, and to this day, the blood stains remain. It was donated to the National Archives, and as per her daughter Caroline's directive, it won't be made available to the public until 2103.

Vincenz Czerny (1842-1916) with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center 1901

In 1956, a selfish Jack left behind an upset and pregnant Jackie to take a Mediterranean cruise with male friends along with female companions aboard.While Jack was away, Jackie lost the baby, Arabella.Upon hearing the news, Jack's inclination was to finish out the 4 days left on the cruise until his friends convinced him he should return according to friend, George Smathers who was aboard.

The 1964 Alaska earthquake was a megathrust earthquake that happened on March 27, 1964. It is the second largest earthquake ever recorded at 9.2 on the Richter scale; it lasted three minutes. It caused a tsunami in Prince William Sound. 143 people died, which was comparatively few because of the low population and lack of high-rise buildings.

Wait for me, Daddy is one of the most famous Canadian pictures of the Second World War. It was taken October 1st, 1940, in New Westminster, British Columbia by Claude Dettloff.

Awesome Pictures: Wait for me, Daddy

And here's an official source proving that this is true-

King Haakon of Norway led his country in honorable resistance to the Third Reich. He refused to institute Hitler's handpicked leader for a Nazi puppet government, and instead fled Oslo to London to eventually lead a government in exile. He broadcast over the radio throughout the war, and returned home a hero after the war.

“I guess if I’d had any sense, I’d have been a little scared – but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember.” - Spoken by Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights and voting rights leader, on why she put her life in danger when she volunteered to register to vote. She later became a key organizer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964.

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur from French president Charles deGaulle.

Presidents House, Princeton, New Jersey; the first person to occupy this home was Aaron Burr, Sr, whose son became Vice-President, and later famous theologian Jonathan Edwards moved in in 1758. It was used as the president's residence until 1878.

Albert Einstein House in Princeton, NJ; when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Einstein was forced to relocate and chose to settle in Princeton, living in this house from 1936 until his death in 1955. He assisted over 200 scientists, scholars, and artists who appealed to him for help in emigrating to America.

Eva Beatrice Dykes became the first Black woman in the US to meet the requirements for a Ph.D., in 1921, at Radcliffe College.

Liberation kiss...

France, 1943-1944, Color photo

Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat in Lithuania, who saved 6000 Jews during the Holocaust. "When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was still writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away...The world didn’t know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died."

This Plant is Operating on War Time (United Aircraft Corp)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Stiff Collar Crowd