Category: politics

Ethel & Julius Rosenberg: The only spies executed during the…

Ethel & Julius Rosenberg: The only spies executed during the Cold War.

The construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961.

The construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961.

Secretly photographing the Holocaust: Rare photos taken by a…

Secretly photographing the Holocaust: Rare photos taken by a Jewish photographer that show daily life in the Lodz ghetto.

On December 26, 1971, fifteen Vietnam Veterans Against the War…

On December 26, 1971, fifteen Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) activists barricaded and occupied the Statue of Liberty for two days to bring attention to their cause. Simultaneous protests took place at other sites across the country, such as the historic Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia (for 45 minutes) and Travis Air Force Base in California (for 12 hours). VVAW members in California also briefly occupied the South Vietnam Government consulate in San Francisco.

17 photographs captured daily life at US Marine Corps boot camp,…

17 photographs captured daily life at US Marine Corps boot camp, Parris Island during Vietnam War.

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On June 14, 1825, the Brazilian province of Cisplatina illegally formed a provisional government On August 25, 1825, Cisplatina’s newly-elected assembly voted to secede from Brazil. This started the Cisplatine War, which ended with the Treat of Montevideo in 1828. Cisplatina was now the independent nation of Uruguay.

Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, 1981.

Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, 1981.

Last days in Vietnam: The story behind the iconic image of the…

Last days in Vietnam: The story behind the iconic image of the fall of Saigon in April 1975.

The story behind the photo of Winston Churchill with cigar and…

The story behind the photo of Winston Churchill with cigar and Tommy gun in July 1940.

The last photos of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie…

The last photos of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo moments before their assassination, 1914.