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August 23, 1902, Providence, Rhode Island. U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt delivers his "Trust Speech" and warns of prosperity being concentrated in the hands of the few, particulary large corporations. (Colorized)
1919: On this day, crowds in London observe the very first 2 minute silence for those killed in the Great War. The men have removed their hats out of respect for the fallen. (Colorized)
1963 - Houston, TX - JFK Motorcade on November 21 (Colorized by me)
1956: Young "Teddy Boys" somewhere in England.
1972: British schoolgirls in Hyde Park, London protest caning, a form of corporal punishment.
Jan. 15, 1967: 34-year old Green Bay Packers receiver Max McGee runs in the first Super Bowl. Not expecting to play, he was hungover and had to borrow a helmet from a teammate. He caught 7 passes, 2 for touchdowns. He later became co-founder of the restaurant chain Chi-Chi's.
On this day in 1992, a 27-pound (12.37 kg) meteorite hit Michelle Knapp's newly-purchased $300 1980 Chevrolet Malibu in Peekskill, New York. She sold the car to a meteorite collector and dealer for $25,000. The car is on display in Paris today.
1977: West Side Highway in Manhattan.
November 1926: Sheep walking along the Kingsway in London. They were introduced to the London parks in the 20's and 30's to help keep the grass under control and to lower mowing costs.
Holland, March 1979: In a collaboration with Sony, Joop Sinjou of Philips introduces the compact disc to the world,
December 10, 1956: John Bardeen is the only scientist to receive 2 Nobel Prizes in physics. While receiving his first, King Gustav scolded him for only bringing one of his 3 children to such an important occasion. He replied, "I'll bring them all for the next time." He did.
1943: A bullet-riddled and bayonet-pierced portrait of Mussolini in Sicily somewhere around the city of Messina.
1962: Katherine Johnson was a mathematician who calculated trajectories for some of NASA’s most important missions. When NASA used electronic computers for the first time to calculate John Glenn's orbit around Earth, Glenn refused to fly until she verified the computer’s work.
1879 photo of Florence Kelley, a social/political reformer who fought to make it illegal for children under the age of 14 to work. She fought for sanitary working conditions, minimum wage and 8-hour workdays. In 1909 she helped to create the NAACP.
c. 1906: Noted botanist Alice Eastwood inspects the clearly visible fault fissure left behind near Olema, California, after the 1906 earthquake rattled the San Andreas Fault.
1983: Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut cools off at 29th & Talbot Park for a city-sponsored "shower party". Hudnut ordered fire hydrants turned on in neighborhoods without public swimming pools to help residents beat the heat.
November 24, 1963: Jack Ruby steps up to fire at Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963. (Colorized by me.)
June 12, 1970: Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis throws a no-hitter against San Diego. He later admitting doing so under the influence of LSD, adding he was unable to feel the ball and that his catcher wore reflective tape on his fingers to help him see signals.
On this day in 1963: Jackie Kennedy and JFK friend Dave Powers have a quiet third birthday party upstairs at White House for John Jr. (with maracas) after his father's burial.
Chicago Board of Trade Floor Under Construction in 1929.
c. 1930's: A seventh-grade student (Emogene Ritteger) learns the layout of the city of Columbus at the Ohio State School for the Blind. Workers for the Works Progress Administration built a model of the city for blind students to study.
April 18, 1957 Dr. Maurice Hilleman receives the distinguished civilian service award at the Pentagon for saving millions of lives via the development of vaccines against measles, mumps, hepatitis, chickenpox, chlamydia and many more despite recieving hate mail and death threats.
1947, December - Traffic Lights being made in Shreveport, Louisiana for shipment around the world.
1964: Engineer Karen Leadlay working on the analog computers in the space division of General Dynamics.
1979 - President Jimmy Carter, flanked by nervous Secret Service agents, climbed onto the roof of the presidential limousine during a 1979 visit to Bardstown, Kentucky.
c. 1959 Before the 101 Freeway opened, photographer Leigh Wiener took this photo of his son Devik on the off-ramp to Laurel Canyon Blvd in Studio City, California.
1942: After 6 years of planning, the St. Louis arch begins to be constructed. Riverfront shown here after demo of warehouses. The Old Cathedral and the Old Rock House were allowed to stand due to their historical significance. It was completed in 1965.
June 18, 1943: How to disable an armed opponent is demonstrated by two girl Marines in training at Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina. The Marines with their backs to the camera are watching another display of feminine skill in the art of self-defense.
September 1935: Gerald Ford and fellow coaches get ready for practice.
1875: After founding the ASPCA in 1866 at no compensation to himself, Henry Bergh helped found the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the world's first child protective agency. Many other organizations followed suit.
1922 Photo of Japanese Emperor Taishō's four sons - Hirohito, Takahito, Nobuhito and Yasuhito.
1914: Panama Canal before completion.
c. 1974 To help Jimmy Carter weather the costly primary season, the Allman Brothers with help from others held benefits for his campaign, raising more than $800,000.
1925, November 21: Before the era of traffic tickets, Miami police would seize an illegally parked car's front seat and hold it at headquarters until the owner redeemed the cushion by payment of a fine.
1961, November 29: Construction work being done on the outrigger fins of the Space Needle.
September 2, 1963: President Kennedy is interviewed by Walter Cronkite in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
On this day in 1922: On Thanksgiving Day, wheelchair-bound children are given the opportunity to appreciate statues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. These children are afflicted by polio and other diseases, and many are crippled for life.
October 10, 1957: American scientists pose for Life magazine alongside satellite orbit equations drawn up by astronomer Samuel Herrick. The photo was taken 6 days after the Soviet Union had launched Sputnik 1. NASA was created the following October.
December 28, 1977 - President Jimmy Carter doing some shopping in a Main Street store in Plains, Georgia. (Photo via Jimmy Carter Library)
Moe Berg was a Princeton University/Columbia Law school magna cum laude grad who played 15 seasons as a backup catcher in Major League baseball and yet went to Japan in 1934 as a member of an All-Star team. He spied for the OSS and CIA.
1970 Apollo 13 - Fred Haise, Jim Lovell and Ken Mattingly
Dallas, November 22, 1963: Waiting to see President Kennedy are Americans unaware of what has just taken place on the other side of the Triple Underpass, or that his Lincoln is now speeding to Parkland Hospital.
November 24, 1942: Rohwer War Relocation Center was a WW II Japanese American concentration camp located in McGehee, Arkansas, holding as many as 8,475 Japanese Americans forcibly evacuated from California. The closing roster listed 7-year old George Takei.
1913: The "Mink Brigade" were wealthy women in the early 1900's who supported the labor movement, often walking picket lines with striking workers. Their societal status helped protect strikers from police brutality and usually gained sympathy. (Colorized by me)
1964: Sean Connery and an Aston-Martin DB-5 used during the filming of "Goldfinger". (Colorized by OP)
On this day in 1962: "Two Key West, Fla., girls focus their attentions on U.S. Army soldiers setting up anti-aircraft missile launchers on a beach in Key West, Florida."
1952: While studying this photo from 1863 U.S. National Archives Still Photo Section chief Josephine Cobb realized she was looking at a photo of President Lincoln before he gave the Gettysburg Address. Her work earned her national recognition.
1942: Charles Durning was the only survivor of his unit at Normandy on D-Day. He later participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and 3 Purple Hearts. He went on to an acting career and won a Tony award as well as 9 Emmy and 2 Oscar nominations.
1977 - Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris visit President Jimmy Carter at the White House on September 2. (Photo via Jimmy Carter Presidential Library)
February 6, 1967: A fire at the Hotel Norton in Rochester, Minnesota led to 3 deaths and multiple injuries. The Hotel had no sprinkler system and firefighters are hampered by cold temperatures, the high being -12 below zero (f). The hotel was destroyed.
1989: On August 23, 2 million people in Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia held hands and formed a human chain 420 miles (675.5 km) long, protesting against Soviet oppression and their desire to escape communism.
April 19, 1912: After the Titanic disaster, a U.S. Senate Committee at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City questions Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line.
December 14, 1925: Joe Mendi (The Gentleman Chimpanzee) makes his appearance at the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee where he played a miniature piano, posed for photographs and drank coke at the local soda counter.
Circa 1890 - William "Dummy" Hoy was the first of 7 deaf players who have played major league baseball. Hoy was the reason why signals for safe and out calls were invented, and set several records before he retired in 1902.
This week in November 1963: Navy’s Roger Staubach Life Magazine cover is quickly cancelled and replaced by a Kennedy memorial issue.
March 1937: Miner's child in Scott's Run, West Virginia. Caption says his father is unemployable. (Colorized by me)
1908 photo of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, the only daughter and the last child of German Emperor Wilhelm II . (Colorized)
1953: A security guard walking down US Highway 101 where there are towering stacks of hollow iron floats from which the iron antisubmarine nets were suspended to protect the US ports during the last war. (Life Photo by Hank Walker)
c.1944: Theodore Hall was an American physicist who graduated from Harvard at 18. He worked on the Manhattan project to develop atomic bombs and confessed 50 years later before death that he had been a Soviet informant the entire time. This is his ID badge from Los Alamos.
June, 1943: A German military cemetery on the outskirts of Tunis. After a treaty agreement with Tunisia in 1966, all German dead in Tunisia were moved to the German Soldiers' Cemetery at Bordj Cedria, founded in 1977.
July 19, 1916: British soldiers playing cards on a large pile of trench mortar shells near Archeux, France, on the Western Front during WWI.
Emmett Till's funeral mourners, September 1955
1884: 70 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Joseph and Mary Tape filed suit against a San Francisco school principal and the city's board of education for denying their American-born 8 year-old daughter Mamie an education due to her Chinese heritage. They won.
May 5, 1972: South Vietnamese Marines check the bodies of dead North Vietnamese soldiers for cigarettes and valuables near My Chanh.
February 1943, southern Nevada: Workers at Basic Magnesium handled hot magnesium ingots, requiring them to wear enormous asbestos mittens. (Colorized)
March 8, 1946: Gestapo founder and Luftwaffe commander-in-chief Hermann Göring being tried at Nuremberg, the Bavarian city that spawned the rise of the Third Reich. He was found guilty and took his own life hours before he was to be executed by hanging.
1964 - Japanese torchbearers run through the rain on their way to Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
May 9, 1937: Some of the surviving Hindenburg officers and crew gather at Lakehurst Air Station three days after the disaster. Some are wearing U.S. Marine uniforms because their belongings were destroyed in the fire; many had to shed their burning clothing when they escaped.
1870: President Ulysses S. Grant & family at their Long Branch, N.J. vacation house. (Colorized)
1919: Italian and Serbian prisoners of war.
May 3, 1921 - Grand Opening of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois
1976 photo of Fred Smith. In 1965 after writing a term paper about overnight air delivery, His Yale professor wrote, "The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible." Smith launched Federal Express in 1971.
May 1937: Wreckage from the German Zeppelin Hindenburg that was destroyed during its attempt to dock at Lakehurst naval station in New Jersey, USA.
On this day in 1972, the FBI’s first female special agents are sworn in at a ceremony in Washington, DC.
May 1979: President Carter on White House West Terrace watches suckling pig being grilled in honor of Japanese Prime Minister, who had asked to dine on historic American cuisine.
May 1941 London Blitz. Luftwaffe bombing of 23 Queen Victoria Street.
Feb. 9, 1861: Abraham Lincoln's last portrait in Springfield, Illinois, before leaving for Washington, D.C., to assume the presidency.
October 1988: Interior of the South Tower lobby of the World Trade Center in New York City
On this day in 1964: Jerrie Mock of Newark, Ohio becomes the first woman to fly solo around the world. The 22,860 mile trip took 29 days and 21 stopovers. On May 4 she received the FAA's "Decoration for Exceptional Service" award from President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1910, New York City. Some of the first passengers to use Penn Station. (Colorized)
c. 1942-3. A German family enjoying Christmas Dinner with Coca-Cola.
1950 - Albert Einstein, the Institute for Advanced Study’s most famous member, gives his first lecture in its only classroom.
November 22, 1963: John Kennedy gave a speech to this crowd outside his hotel just hours before his assassination. The young boy above the crowd was 8-year old Ft. Worth native Billy Paxton, who went on to star in the films Aliens, Tombstone, Apollo 13, Titanic, and Twister, among others.
September 9, 1940: Harrington Square, London. The aftermath of a German bombing raid on London in the first days of the London Blitz. The bus here was empty at the time, but 11 people were killed in the houses. (Colorized)
May 1865, the end of the Civil War. A parade-related shot of a Union artillery unit passing on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Treasury in Washington D.C. (Restored/AI Colorized)
1908: Sybil "Queenie" Newall of Britan wins the gold medal in archery at the summer Olympics in London at the age of 53 years and 275 days. She is the oldest woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event.
1980: 20-image composite of Mt. St. Helens mushroom cloud taken from Toledo, Washington. Cloud was 40 miles wide and 15 miles high.
c. 1943 Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ernie Pyle (center) and George S. Patton (left).
1964: 60% of American televisions tune in on February 9 to watch the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1938: German Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels speaking at the Lustgarten in Berlin. Photo by Hugo Jaeger via Life Magazine.
1917: Weapons factory, Woolwich, London.
November 10, 1989: East Germans climb Berlin Wall for first time without fear of being shot.
On this day in 1982, Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with deadly cyanide claimed the first of 7 victims in the Chicago area. Chicago city Health Department employees test Tylenol medicines for cyanide content at a city lab on October 4. The case remains unsolved to date.
1940: Civilians using the London Underground as a bomb shelter during the London Blitz.
June 4, 1937: A large dust storm descends on Hooker, Oklahoma.
1958 - Nuclear Detonation during Operation Hardtack. Location: Pacific Proving Grounds - Marshall Islands
July 15, 1960 - John F. Kennedy makes his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California (Colorized Garry Winogrand photo)
1924: Englishman Raymond Mays loses a wheel from his Type 13 Bugatti at the Caerphilly Hill Climb in Cardiff, Wales. The car remained upright, skidding to a halt just inches from a precipice.
October 11, 1978 - Special Assistant to the President for Information Management Richard Harden works on a computer at the White House. (Photo via Jimmy Carter Library)
July 1941: Repairing streetcar tracks, Fourteenth and G Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. (Colorized from Library of Congress)
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