Category: history

Robert Peacy when he first reached the north p…

Robert Peacy when he first reached the north pole. April 6 1909

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Whether he was the first to reach the north pole is disputed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_exploration#The_North_Pole

27 vintage snaps capture people watching tv in the past.

27 vintage snaps capture people watching tv in the past.

A crowded Astoria Park Pool in New York City, …

A crowded Astoria Park Pool in New York City, 1936. Hell Gate Bridge in the background.

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Aert Anthonisz – The battle of Cadix via reddi…

Aert Anthonisz – The battle of Cadix

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The Capture of Cádiz in 1596 was a battle in the Anglo-Spanish War where English and Dutch troops raided the Spanish city of Cádiz. Almost 200 ships took part in the battle with most of the Spanish forces destroyed.

Hitler gift to France, German soldiers returni…

Hitler gift to France, German soldiers returning remains of Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte from Vienna to Paris, 1940

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_II Hitler returned remains because he was hoping to gain pro-German sentiment in France and partly because Hitler personally hated Habsburgs (Napoleon II was also half-Habsburg, grandson of Austrian Emperor) and was his way to humiliate dynasty

Raising the Flag on the Three-Country Cairn 3…

Raising the Flag on the Three-Country Cairn 3543×2693

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42 awkward pics of the 80’s sweaters that you won’t…

42 awkward pics of the 80’s sweaters that you won’t want them back.

The Blizzard of 1974

The deadliest recorded blizzard in history happened in 1974 in Iran. It lasted from February 3rd to February 8th, dropped 26 feet of snow, and entombed the region in temperatures as low as -13 F/-25 C.

When it was over, 4,000 people were dead, and entire villages were gone. Literally. Twenty villages were destroyed and never rebuilt.

Jan Szczepanik and Kazimierz Żegleń during the…

Jan Szczepanik and Kazimierz Żegleń during the test of the first bulletproof vest. The authors of the project were so sure of their invention that during the show in 1901, Szczepanik shot his servant from just three steps away.

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1931 Citroën P21 Type C6 Kégresse half-track u…

1931 Citroën P21 Type C6 Kégresse half-track used on the ‘Yellow Cruise’ expedition from Beirut to Beijing 1931-32, on display at a Citroën facility, late 1930’s.

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