some amazing photos from history

U.S. Marines hit rough water as they leave their LST to take the beach at Cape Gloucester, New Britain 1943.

 

This photograph was taken by John Morrogh sometime around 2 PM on April 11th 1912 as Titanic was leaving Queenstown, Ireland. It's confirmed that this is the last photo.

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Bob Barker

Barker is known as the host of television’s The Price is Right. Before becoming famous, Barker served in the United States Navy. He was a Navy fighter pilot but never saw action because the war ended before he could be assigned to a carrier. Bob served as the host of The Price is Right from 1972 through 2007. The show still stands as the longest running daytime game show in American history. Barker was born in the state of Washington in 1923 and is 93 years old. He spent much of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota and is listed as an official member of the Sioux tribe. He is actually 1/8 Sioux. He was married to Dorothy Joe Gideon until her death in 1981. Barker can be very proud of his 50 year career in television.

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Johnny Carson

Carson is famous as the host of The Tonight Show, a role that he held for 30 years. He was born in Iowa in 1925 and died in Los Angeles, 79 years later. Carson was married four times and had three children. He joined the U.S. Navy in June 1943 and received officers training at Columbia University. Carson served on the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific and fought as an amateur boxer with a 10-0 record. He served as a communications officer and was in charge of decoding encrypted messages. He rose in the broadcasting industry from working for an Omaha radio station to hosting a morning television program. In his role as the host of the morning TV program he would interview pigeons on the roof of the local courthouse who allegedly reported on the political corruption that they had witnessed.

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Nikola Tesla In His Laboratory, Sitting Behind His “Magnifying Transmitter”

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband Seperated By A Wall, Holland, 1888.

Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967

Painting The Eiffel Tower, 1932

Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

Annette Kellerman Promotes Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-piece Bathing Suit, 1907. She Was Arrested For Indecency.

Grotto In An Iceberg, Photographed During The British Antarctic Expedition, 5 Jan 1911.

 

Massive Crowds Gather For The First Woodstock, 1969

 

Hannah Stilley, Born 1746, Photographed In 1840. Probably The Earliest Born Individual Captured On Film

 

The Beatles Play For 18 People In The Aldershot Club, December 1961. They Were To Become Superstars In One And A Half Year.

The First Ever Underground Train Journey, Edgware Road Station, London, 1862

Salvador Dali Kisses The Hand Of Raquel Welch After Finishing His Famous Portrait Of Her, 1965

Georges Blind, A Member Of The French Resistance, Smiling At A German Firing Squad, 1944