Category: 1997

L.A. County SWAT personnel in their armored pe…

L.A. County SWAT personnel in their armored personnel carriers moved down a neighborhood in Los Angeles during the North Hollywood Shootout in a house–by–house search for the two armed bank robbers

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North Hollywood shootout gunman, Emil Matasare…

North Hollywood shootout gunman, Emil Matasareanu, smiling for the camera after being shot at least 29 times by LA police. c. 1997

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Mir space station commander Anatoly Solovyev t…

Mir space station commander Anatoly Solovyev taking a space walk to inspect the module Spektr for damage following a collision. Solovyev would accumulate 82 hours and 22 minutes of spacewalking throughout his lifetime. Pic taken September 6 1997

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As fans looked on, Garry Kasparov holds his he…

As fans looked on, Garry Kasparov holds his head in his hands at the start of his final match, which he lost in 19 moves to give Deep Blue, IBM’s supercomputer, victory in the six-match series, 11th May 1997

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Bill Gates beams into the 1997 Macworld confer…

Bill Gates beams into the 1997 Macworld conference, pledging a $150 million investment in his struggling competitor while the crowd jeers and boos.

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s sist…

Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s sisters leaving the hospital after seeing Princess Diana’s body. August 31, 1997.

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The wreckage of the car that carried Diana, Pr…

The wreckage of the car that carried Diana, Princess of Wales, and her companion, Dodi al-Fayed, into a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997

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1997. 7 years old “two-head-girl” Abigail and …

1997. 7 years old “two-head-girl” Abigail and Brittany Hensel conjoined twins from Minnesota are in swimmming pool

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Russian Air Force Antonov An-124-100 crashed i…

Russian Air Force Antonov An-124-100 crashed in a residential area, December 6, 1997

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On December 6, 1997, a Russian Air Force Antonov An-124-100 (Ruslan), en route from Irkutsk to Cam Ranh Air Base in Vietnam, crashed in a residential area after take-off. 72 people died: all the crew and 49 people on the ground, among them 14 children.

This was exactly 20 years ago today. Image via the always amazing @siberian_times

Portuguese Soldiers of the Colony Macau Defending the walls of…

Portuguese Soldiers of the Colony Macau Defending the walls of Kweilin City from invading Manchu Troops in 1647. Art by Christa Hook 1997

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