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    Peace Day Normandy Installation. 9000 silhouettes made on the D-Day beaches to commemorate the fallen soldiers.

    Over 58,000 dog tags hang from the ceiling at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, Illinois as a tribute to the fallen soldiers in Vietnam.

    A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago. Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services. I'm wondering what ended up happening to these children?

    Automobile accident, 1945...this is really creepy

    The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

    Normandy Then and Now. This is why I'm a firm believer in knowing history and where you've been.

    An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire. Near the exact time this photo was taken, it was said that the soldier was seen by his superior officer who immediately detached the soldier from his unit. Concerning the fate of the soldier, most descriptions that come with the photograph say that “no one knows what became of him."

    Check out the findings from The Catacombs of Rome #amazing #wow #ancient #rome #unbelievable http://buff.ly/1RneAe0

    The White Death

    Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy

    President Bush and first lady Laura Bush observe a moment of silence after laying a memorial wreath in a reflecting pool at ground zero Sunday, Sept 10, 2006. President Bush was in New York to help commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    100 Photographs that Changed the World by Life - The Digital Journalist #Soldiers #WWII #War

    Superviviente del Holocausto saluda al soldado estadounidense que lo liberó de los Campos de Concentración.

    The ship USS Oklahoma trying to be pulled up again at the damaged Pearl Harbor. It took 3 months of effort that, unfortunately, the ship once set up, rolled over and sank. The disaster was enormous; 2,402 were killed, and more than 1,000 were wounded. The United States suffered losses in installations and means.

    The man who saved the world... 52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

    Audie Murphey Most decorated soldier of WWII and most decorated U.S. Soldier in history.

    A giant sequoia log, Sequoia National Park, California, undated, c1910.

    70 years after D Day

    To celebrate the D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France, 93 year-old veteran paratrooper Jim Martin once again did a parachute jump over Normandy.

    American soldiers in France, World War II

    Indian Woman with Owl - Ontario