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June 6, in 1944, Allied forces descended upon the beaches of Normandy, France in what is known as D-Day. More: http://s.si.edu/11jwItj Photo: Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army, Sept. 1944, courtesy of the National Archives.

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Children at the toy store window at Christmas during World War II

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Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941, "A day that will live in infamy"

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Found on the web, Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.

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“Christian Golcznski, Child of a Fallen Marine From The Iraq War Receives American Flag from Marine Lt. Col. Ric Thompson During a Military Funeral for Staff Sgt. Marcus Golczynski” semper fi young man God bless you and your family for all you have given!

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One of the most important days in WW2, our veterans are amazing

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Vietnam War

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An American corporal stacks cans of gasoline in preparation for the upcoming invasion of France, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, May 1944. #WWII

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WWII Medal of Honor winner Van Barfoot fought for the right to fly a U.S. flag in his front yard - and won.

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Captain Joan Hughes prepares to start up a Hudson in September 1944

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Pilot Lettice Curtis with a Spitfire during the war ( www.dailymail.co.... )

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First Officer Maureen Dunlop, one of the ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary, pictured in September 1944

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precious

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how sweet

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I am especially grateful for the sacrifices made by Bob Hope to entertain our troops. He gave up Christmas at home to be with those who needed something to laugh about. Thank you Mr. Hope. Thanks for the memories.

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Thank you!

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British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

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Christmas truce :: a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during the World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.

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Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach

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The Big Three (Stalin, FDR, Churchill) at the Tehran Conference, where they discussed and planned the D-Day invasion.

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On March 16, 1830, the New York Stock Exchange sets a record for its slowest trading day in history, with only 31 shares sold. (Perspective: there hasn’t been a day since 1953 that fewer than a million shares have been traded, and since 1997, never fewer than 1 billion.) This is currently our oldest photo of the exchange (1905). Fade here: www.whatwasthere....

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Just 10 yrs after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity & put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her only surviving son, Robert Lincoln. The trial was held on May 19, 1875 & she had received no prior warning or chance to organize a Defense. The male jury deliberated for only 10 minutes &she was institutionalized at Bellevue Place Asylum. Mary was released after less than 4 months but mother &son were never truly reconciled /&No RIGHTS4Whites

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Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s

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In Britain, Vegatables were grown in every available piece of ground during WW2 including the moat at the Tower of London!

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Archive photo from the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 Leslie Jones / AP This September 1938 photo provided by the Boston Public Library shows a damaged ferry boat sitting in shallow water in Providence, R.I., following the deadly hurricane of 1938 that hit the Northeast. It's been nearly 73 years since the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 — one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit southern New England, as another massive storm bears down.

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