Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919.
Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960
Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888.
A Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named “Enola Gay” was the bomber that dropped the “Little Boy” (nuclear bomb) over Hiroshima, Japan during World War 2. It was the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb as a weapon of war.
Famous album cover art for The Beatles album Abbey Road, correct? Not exactly, this is them walking back in the opposite direction. See original iconic photo here
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
Albert Einstein's matriculation certificate that he received at the age of 17, showing his final grades from the Aargau Kantonsschule (on a scale of 1-6).
Filming Star Wars inside of the iconic “Millennium Falcon” spacecraft.
The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made. It combined, for the first time, the high speed of electronics with the ability to be programmed for many complex problems. It could add or subtract 5000 times a second, a thousand times faster than any other machine.
The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb
The First Google Team in 1999.
The first Wal-Mart store was opened in 1962 by [a salesman] Sam Walton. It was called Walton's Five and Dime
One of the first McDonald's restaurants open in 1948
The moment George W. Bush was notified of the September 11 terrorist attacks
Henry Ford (the founder of Ford Motor Co.), Thomas Edison (inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera and the practical light bulb), Warren G. Harding (29th president of USA) and Harvey Samuel Firestone (founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.) lounging together.
Mathias Rust's Cessna 172 that landed illegally in the Red Square on May 28, 1987. A German amateur pilot that flew from Finland to Moscow (while being tracked by the Soviet air defense as well as Soviet Jet Interceptors - which never received permission to fire).
One of the first photos that was taken inside of Hitler's bunker (Führerbunker) in 1945 by Allied soldiers
Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out
The Quagga is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra. The only Quagga to have been photographed alive was this mare at the Zoological Society of London's Zoo in Ragent's Park in 1870.
The real boarding pass for RMS Titanic (Wiki'd link because of this
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates chatting in 1991.
Elvis Presley during his service in the U.S. Army.
During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag.
Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. Most likely sometime during WW2 in the Pacific Theater.
John F. Kennedy at NASA's Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in 1962.
The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912.
1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. It was the first car to participate in an automobile race.
This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). A team of soldiers and scientists used a German-made V-2 missile equipped with a camera to capture this shot. Making it the first photo in space.
Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.
Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.
George S. Patton's Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.
Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. Hitler was his best man and can be seen behind him in a trench coat and top hat.
George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.
Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.
An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions
Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.
Samurai. ~ 1860 – 1880
A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943
Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.
Tsar Nicholas II goofing around with his friend in 1899.
Walt and Roy O. Disney on the day that they opened the Disney studio. Beside them are their wives and mother.
John Young and Charles Duke training for the Apollo 16 mission in the New Mexico desert.
An American soldier replaces "Adolf-Hitler-Str." sign with a "Roosevelt Blvd" one in Berlin, Germany, 1945.
Microsoft staff. December 7, 1978.
American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945
The assembly line of Porsche 911's at the Stuttgart factory. ~1970
One of the heaviest WW2 tanks ever created, the Tiger II. It weighed ~68.5 tonnes and had 100-180mm armour on the front. Budapest, Hungary, 1944.
A different angle of the popular stand off between a man (top left in photo) and a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks (top right in photo) on Tiananmen Square. Photo by Terril Jones.
Princeton students after a Freshman / Sophomore snowball fight. Princeton, NJ, 1893
Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross from his front yard. His son is at his side. Atlanta, GA, 1960.
39th Tomsk infantry regiment with their motorcycle-mounted machine guns during WW1, Russia.
A man on the corner is reading a newspaper which headline reads “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles Away from Paris”. New York, May 18, 1940.
A native American man overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada, ~1868.
The original Ronald clown of McDonald's. 1963
Aircraft await orders while being grounded on 9/11. Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo: Halifax Airport
Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Alabama, 1961. (After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.)
A WW1 submarine with a hull number of U-118 was found washed ashore on the beach at Hastings, Sussex, England. After the surrender of Germany, its towing cable snapped as it was being towed to France for dismantling.
Disneyland employee cafeteria of 1961.
Bob Marley playing soccer backstage. (Contrary to popular belief, that isn't Jimi Hendrix playing with him - it was a musician from "The Wailers".)
Sven-Ole Thorsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of Conan The Barbarian.
A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany.
Californian lumberjacks working in the Redwoods. These trees have lived for thousands of years, so seeing photos like this saddens us (the trees didn't hurt anyone). Check out our recent article on the tallest, biggest and oldest trees in the world.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914). These assassinations were a contributing factor to the start of World War I.
Bill (Clinton) & Hillary playing volleyball in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. 1975.
106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 1990
The first photo upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1912.
A tornado that hit Carswell AFB on Sept 1, 1952 caused massive damage to most of the B-36 fleet.
Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein at the Bohr-Einstein debates over quantum mechanics.
Boing 707 doing a barrel roll. When the test pilot Tex Johnson was questioned about the stunt, he simply replied by saying – “Just selling airplanes”.
Johnny Cash performing for prisoners at Folsom Prison. January 13, 1968.
Horten Ho 229 flying over Göttingen, Germany. It was the first pure flying wing powered by a jet engine. ~1945.
Star Wars set at lunchtime
Howard Hughes inside of the H-4 Hercules, more widely known as the “Spruce Goose”. At the time, it was the largest airplane ever created. Photo: LIFE.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The North view of the missile launch pads. ~1960.
Times Square in New York, 1911.
Steamboats in the Mississippi river, 1907
Train Derailment at Gare Montparnasse, Paris, France. 1895.
An old advertisement of 'twin tires'. Pretty interesting concept.
Release of Windows 95.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he recieved his American citizenship
The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali.
The valuable stallion Nearco is led from his personal bomb shelter on the Beech House stud farm. England, 1941.
Times Square, New York, USA. 1972
Looks like a bad day to mow your lawn. Pictured are lineups at a gas station during the 1973 fuel shortage.
An American soldier at an advanced allied base, with his pet kangaroo. 1942
Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85 battle rifle. Surrey, England,1993.
Construction of the Statue of Liberty, 1884.
Tearing the Berlin Wall down, 1989.
Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, photographed on the day of his death, April 18, 1955.
Luftwaffe pilots playing cards during the African campaign, 1942. The plane in the background is a Me-109
Elisabeth "Lilo" Gloeden stands before judges, on trial for being involved in the attempt on Adolf Hitler's life, 1944.
A vending machine that sold already lit cigarettes for a penny. England, 1931.
US Airfoce pilot watches a napalm strike hit from his cockpit. Vitenam, 1963.
Germans posing with a French prisoner of war. France, 1940.
German soldiers taking a break from fighting as they play with a cute kitten. 1943.
A Grumman X-29 experimental aircraft. It was engineered to test a forward-swept wing, canard control surfaces, and other novel aircraft technologies. The aerodynamic instability of this arrangement increased agility but required the use of computerized fly-by-wire control.
President Richard Nixon trying to figure out how to use chopsticks while visiting in China. 1972
Soviet soldiers pose with 'Hitler's Globe'. Berlin, Germany, 1945.
USS Nautilus visiting New York in 1956. It was the world's first nuclear-powered submarine.
Babe Ruth shakes hands with U.S. President Warren G. Harding during a game at the Yankees Stadium. April, 1923. Ruth set career records for home runs which totalled at 714!
People having a picnic in the middle of a highway during the 1973 oil crisis.
Two lend-lease Bell P-63 “Kingcobra” aircraft flying over the Niagara falls. Note the Soviet stars on the fuselage of the airplanes. These planes are most likely being moved to be shipped off to join the fight in the European theater against the Nazi war machine. 1943.
A drive-in plays "The Ten Commandments" in Utah, USA, 1958.
People entering a makeshift bomb shelter. Chungking, China, 1939.
Construction of the Manhattan Bridge. 1908
The original “Blue Angels” flying in formation over Niagara falls. The aircraft pictured are Grumman F-11 Tigers. 1957.
Construction of the Berlin wall. Germany, 1961
Tom Hardy (who recently played 'Bane' in “Batman: Dark Knight Rises”) and his son as Batman for Halloween. Not really old, but here because its cool.
Natives admiring an American Air Force F4-U “Corsair” somewhere in the Pacific. 1943
A Christmas party for Hitlers officers and cadets. This photo is pictured just before the dinner. 1941.
Adolf Hitler's pants after the assassination attempt at the Wolf's Lair. Rastenburg, East Prussia, 1944
Steven Spielberg examining a scale model on the set of “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark”. 1980
Times Square. New York, USA, 1943
Ferdinand Porsche showcasing the Volkswagen Beetle to Adolf Hitler. ~1935.
John F. Kennedy having a tea party with his daughter, Caroline
St Paul's Cathedral stands untouched after a raid on London during the Blitz.
Notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar and his son in front of the White House. 1980's
Union Station in Washington D.C., USA. 1905-1910
The first flight of the Wright brothers. Dec 17, 1903.