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An exhausted trader at the end of the worst day in stock market history, "Black Monday", October 19, 1987. After "Black Monday", stock exchanges instituted circuit breakers, or trading pauses, when there are large declines.
Princess Diana receives an E.T. doll from Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton and Steven Spielberg at the London premiere of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
U.S. Army’s first and only ever bicycle division, the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps from Fort Missoula, Montana on Minerva Terrace, Mammoth, WY, c.1896
Beastie Boys' Michael Diamond and Adam Yauch chase Madonna around the stage with squirt guns in Madison Square Garden. They shared the stage for two months during what is now known as “The Virgin Tour” in 1985.
1958 Sir Vival. A two piece concept car created by Walter C. Jerome on mission to make the world's safest car. The car's most notable features were a two-piece engine and cab, and driver turret.
First snowflake photographer, Wilson Bentley, photographing snow crystals, 1925. He developed the equipment and techniques to take photographs of individual snowflakes. Five hundred of his snowflake photos now reside in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Carl Sagan holding one of the two Pioneer plaques he helped design with astronomer and astrophysicist, Frank Drake. The artwork was prepared by Linda Salzman Sagan, Sagan's wife at the time. NASA gave them only 3 weeks to prepare the message. 1972
A frightened little girl watches as a GI sprays her home with a mixture of DDT and kerosene to prevent the spread of malaria, Italy, 1940's
New York police officer fires his .38 service revolver at almost point-blank range into a piece of bulletproof glass, with test subject behind it, 1931.
Campaign to “put the new in Newark” with a conductor-pianist and a mezzo-soprano on a NJ commuter bus. The ride along the NJ Turnpike and concert were free, 1963.
Native Americans at at Glacier National Park, Montana c.1910
One of 55 homes that were relocated when their town, Katonah was moved to to make way for New York City’s expanding water system. Many of the residents continued to live in their houses as they were being moved. 1897
Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick, the first woman to jump from an airplane. Between 1913 and 1922, she completed over 1100 jumps. She invented the ripcord and she is the only female member of the Early Birds of Aviation. c.1913-1922
Gary Dahl, the inventor of the Pet Rock, a product that sold for $3.95 and made him a millionaire. The Pet Rock fad lasted about 6 months. 1975
Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman and the first Native American woman to hold a pilot license. She made a living performing aerobatic and wing-walking routines, c.1922
Bass Reeves, born into slavery, was the first African American deputy west of the Mississippi River. He arrested more than 3,000 criminals, (incl. his own son) in a 75,000-sq-mile region. It is speculated that he is the inspiration for the Lone Ranger. c1880?
Chief Little Wound, Ogalalla Sioux, Photo by Frank A. Rinehart
Campbell-Railton Blue Bird, built by Sir Malcolm Campbell. It is powered by a 37 liter supercharged Rolls-Royce R V12 capable of producing about 2,800 horses. On Sept. 3, 1935, Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, he became the first person to reach 300mph behind the wheel of this automobile. 1024 × 641
On the streets of downtown Pittsburgh, PA after the seventh series game of the 1971 World Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates won the series against the defending champions Baltimore Orioles. Photo by Bill Rizzo
A woman welder of the Tyneside Shipyards, c.1943 Photo by Cecil Beaton
Ike Sims of Atlanta, Georgia, 87 years old, has eleven sons in the service, ca. 1918 I
John Lennon and Paul McCartney at the 'Fool on the Hill' recording session, working the song out. As Paul played his piano, John worked on the accompaniments for the guitar. London, 1967
Bedridden wounded soldiers knitting, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., circa 1918.
U.S. Navy Goodyear ZSG-3 Blimp collapsed by the shock wave from a nuclear blast in Nevada, 1957. The unmanned dirigible was in temporary free flight in excess of five miles from ground zero.
A Hungarian man sings a patriotic song as Soviet tanks move into Budapest during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Photo by Michael Rougie.
German zeppelin LZ3 entering its shed on the Bodensee, 1908.
The Hammond Indiana train wreck of 1918. It killed 86 performers of Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Four graduates of the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, class of 1896.
The Astra-Gnome described as a "Time and Space Car", at the New York Auto Show. A concept car, one of its features is a "celestial time-zone clock" permitting actual flight-type navigation. 1956
Red Sox trainer Bits Bierhalter (with shovel) stokes up the stove in the Red Sox locker room while several players, including pitcher Danny MacFayden (wearing glasses), pitcher Jack Russell (at far left), and catcher Charlie Berry (third from left), look on. c.1930
Singer Jane Pickens leads 9,000 Macy's employees in "Jingle Bells" during giant rally designed to whip up fever of salesmanship for Christmas rush, 1948, New York.
Highway crew covers a 70 mph sign with a 55mph sign in response to the National Maximum Speed Law in 1974
An Abacus Seller, St Petersburg, Russia - c.1860
"Snow country children going to a New Year's event, covered in straw capes to protect them from the weather" Niigata, Japan. Photo by Hiroshi Hamaya 1956
The Routh family enjoying a day out at Stonehenge in 1875
Driving on the Merritt Parkway to New Haven, Connecticut, July 1941
"Better Dead Than Red" Anti-communist Rally at the Hollywood Bowl, 1961
A Czechoslovakia woman shouts “Ivan GO Home!” to Soviet Army soldiers sitting on tanks in the streets of Prague, August 26, 1968
Nebraska Blizzard, 1949
First all-woman jury in Los Angeles, California. They acquitted the editor of the Watts News, A.A. King, of "printing obscene matter" on Nov. 2, 1911.
Outdoor public urinal made of cast iron and slate mounted with a lamppost and lantern, Avenue du Maine, Paris, France. By Charles Marville, c.1895
Iron workers on the Brooklyn Bridge after two, 600-foot-long stay cables had snapped, severely injuring a pedestrian. An engineer attributed the breakage to the acids in pigeon droppings that had been eating away at the cables since 1883.
Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway, nicknamed “Daddy Longlegs” c.1897
Passengers napping on the bus from Chicago to Washington, DC, en route to join the "Poor People's Campaign march", 1968 Photo by Jill Freeman
Dodrill-GMR Mechanical Heart. It was the first operational mechanical heart successfully used while performing open heart surgery. It was developed by Dr. Forest Dodrill, and General Motors Research. It measured 10 x 12 x 17 in, and looked like a 12-cylinder engine with six chambers. 1952
Dr. William Gordan Stables, right, just after he designed and built the Wanderer caravan, 1885
Canteen counter of the 17th Division erected in hole in wall of building, made by shell. Blangy-sur-Ternoise, June 1917
Helen Keller reading First Lady Grace Coolidge’s lips with her hand on January 11, 1926
E. Lilian Todd, self-taught inventor. She is considered to be the first woman in the world to design and build her own aircraft, c.1910
Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin (L) and Dave Scott (R) drive a Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) simulator to participate in geology training at the Cinder Lake crater field in Arizona, c.1970
A Russian Circular Warship, The Novgorod, under construction for the Imperial Russian Navy, c.1870
A disappointed NY Jets fan at a game against the NY Giants, Dec. 27, 1987. Both New York teams had been expected to make the National Football League playoffs, instead, each finished with a 6-9 record and last in its division.
"Scottie the egger", an egg hunter on the Farallon Islands during the California Gold Rush. The mass migration of miners created food shortages and the egg hunters sailed 28 miles on dangerous waters to collect eggs on the inhospitable, rocky islands. c.1860
Students of Duke University in a ‘study-in’ to protest the use of segregated facilities on campus, November 13, 1967
Men entering a novel billet with their packs. Near Riencourt, France, 1918
Doctors work on a wounded Marine at Easy Med, just before the end of the Korean War, c.1953. Photo by Michael Rougier
German soldiers on a paper moon, ca.1915
Eugenics supporters hold signs criticizing various "genetically inferior" groups. Wall Street, New York, c. 1915.
The Avrocar, a VTOL aircraft developed by Canada, was a secret U.S. military project carried out in the early years of the Cold War. It is seen here mounted on variable height struts in the NASA Ames 40 ft by 80 ft wind tunnel on March 3, 1961
Lebanese Rocket Society, a science club from a Lebanese university which developed into their space program. After a series of successful launches of Cedar rockets, their program ended in 1966.
Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, London, 1880s. The first dinosaur sculptures in the world, unveiled in 1854, before the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species. Although there are many inaccuracies, the sculptures are “Grade I Listed Buildings", the same status as St Paul’s Cathedral.
A letter carrier in New York City wears a mask for protection against Spanish influenza on Oct. 16, 1918.
The 1st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles, with Mayor Fletcher Bowron, center, and Evie deWolf, January 25, 1949
Troika race at Hippodrome, Moscow, Russia, 1963.
The Brennan Gyroscopic Monorail, demonstrated to the press at Gillingham. Kent, 10th November, 1909
Rotating Solarium at Aix-les-Bains, France. Dr Jean Saidman designed and patented it to use ultraviolet light treatment for a variety of illnesses. The movable platform was 25 meters long and 6 meters wide and weighed 80 tons. Each room had a tilting bed to face the sun's rays. 1930
Soldiers getting library books from a truck, Kelly Field Library, Texas, c.1917
A motorist's view of a street in Baghdad, Iraq, where tanks stand by to prevent further outbreaks of fighting which followed a military coup and overthrow of Premier Abdel Karim Kassem. February 12, 1963
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