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Historical significance

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"In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California." A tear in the earth...amazing.

"In 1927 Otto Rohwedder invented sliced bread. He made the first machine to slice and wrap bread at once, and won a patent for the process. It was marketed as “the best thing since bread” so the modern saying is sadly unoriginal. And only six years later, more sliced bread was sold than regular bread."

Katharine McCormick (1875-1967) was vice president and treasurer of the National American Woman Suffrage, and became vice president of the League of Women Voters after the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. A biologist and the second woman to graduate from MIT, she funded the research necessary to develop the first birth control pill. Katharine is also responsible for funding women’s housing at her alma mater, MIT. She had a profound impact on our society and women’s rights.

The Hindenburg hits the ground in flames in Lakehurst, N.J. on May 6, 1937.

Atom bomb test, 1950s. Many of the soldiers and scientists later got cancer as a result of radiation exposure.

Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan

Baby girl Zintkala Nuni (Little Lost Bird) survivor of Wounded Knee massacre, found on battle field is being held by Gen. Colby of Nebraska State Troops, 1890.

Caroline Kennedy & her 6 week old brother, John F. Kennedy Jr. Photographed by Richard Avedon

British Museum Underground Station, 1937 #London

vietnam war

I don't have a board for this image. I don't think there is one. "Walter Cronkite announcing the death of President Kennedy on CBS, 1:00 PM CST, November 22, 1963"

famous national geographic photos -

War rationing – carrots on a stick war rationing was just a  way of life during World War Two in the UK. One of the luxuries  to hit the rationing list was sugar and with no sugar, there was no ice cream.  But the official wartime substitute for ice-cream was a carrot on a stick.  Many British children born just before the war didn’t discover  what ice-cream actually was until the war was over and  the rationing stopped. The photos are from 1941

The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65

JOSEPHINE COCHRANE 1839-1913. In the 1870s, after her servants chipped some of the dishes ,while washing them, Cochrane refused to let them handled the china any more. One morning while up to her elbows in soap suds, she had an epiphany. Why not invent a dish washing machine? She received her first patent on the Garis-Cochran Dish-Washing Machine December 28, 1886. In 1916, her company was bought out by Hobart which became KitchenAid and is now Whirlpool Corporation.

Marie Curie, inventor of the X Ray, can you imagine life without her invention?

World Travel Guide And Travel Information

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A homesteader couple poses proudly in front of their sod home.

Powerful #photo

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

Vietnam War

man on the moon

Pan Am 103 ~ Lockerbie, Scotland ~ 1988

KENT STATE: On May 4, l970 members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students.

oooh, I remember this!

On January 28, 1986, after about 73 seconds into its launch, space shuttle Challenger exploded, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members, which included the first teacher in space