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Thessaly, Greece - Unknown Artist, early 20th century. Urban legend dictates that it is made for a family that was poisoned during dinner. In each chair the name of the family member that was seated in it, is written.

Show a Little Leg

Old money recovered from the Titanic

Woolworth Building, New York, 1926. That guy waving his hat is literally in the air,crazy!

President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy just seconds after the assassination.

neighbors in war time England

J. R. R. Tolkien, Second Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1916. Tolkien served as a signals officer at the Somme, participating in the Battle of Thiepval Ridge and the subsequent assault on the Schwaben Redoubt. In late October of 1916 Tolkien came down with trench fever, a disease carried by the lice which were common in the dugouts and was invalided home to England in November of the same year. “Gentlemen are rare among the superiors, and even human beings rare indeed.” - Tolkien's ...

Berlin wall being torn down

Soldiers of the 4th U.S. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August 25, 1944.

16 August 1945: A sailor is thrown into the air and caught by a group of Land Girls in Trafalgar Square, London, during VJ Day celebrations. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

On August 14, 1945, at seven o’clock, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. Crowds spontaneously took to the streets.

World War II: London

New DNA evidence and a toddler’s shoe kept in a drawer for decades have solved the mystery of the Unknown Child from the Titanic who lies buried in Halifax. Sidney Leslie Goodwin

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - TheHomeSchoolMom

Alexei, Tatiana, Alexandra, Olga, Maria, Anastasia, and Nicholas in the park …

Mushroom cloud from the atomic explosion over Nagasaki at 11:02 a.m, August 9, 1945

Sally Ride (First American Woman in space) has died after a 17-month long battle against pancreatic cancer. She became a household name after her historic flight on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, and then used her high-profile to encourage kids, especially young girls, to pursue science, math, and engineering careers. Sally, you will be dearly missed.

Footprint on the Moon [Lunar, 1969] On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the rocky Moon. It was the first human footprint on the Moon. They had taken TV cameras with them. The first footprints on the Moon will be there for a million years. This photograph was taken by Buzz Aldrin.

Navajo Ceremonial Costume

Purse, 16th century: donated to British Museum and labeled "Given by Henry VIII to Anne Bullyne"

British Museum - purse

First Known Gunshot Victim in the Americas - Pierced by a Spanish musket ball during a 1536 uprising in Peru, this skull belonged to an Inca man who was the Western Hemisphere's first gunshot victim, archaeologists announced on June 20, 2007.

World's Oldest Living Tree - The trunk of the above tree is less than 600 years old—but its roots date back to 9,550 years ago, making it the world's oldest known living tree, scientists say. The Norway spruce, of a species commonly used as Christmas trees in Europe, was found in 2004 on a Swedish mountaintop.