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Two million people gather in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II - 1945. #newyork.  'Pompeii:' 10 Strange Facts About the Roman Empire.  'Pompeii:' 10 Strange Facts About the Roman Empire. Pompeii Pottery Workshop Frozen in Time: Photos. Pompeii Victims' Bodies Revealed in Scans: Photos. A moment in history - Fidel Castro holding Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau. #Canada. Hitler gets a VW for his 50th birthday, 1939. Underwater archaeologists have discovered 22 shipwrecks around a small Greek archipelago >> Royal Marines, volunteers and war widows at the unveiling of our #LDNPoppyDay poppy sculpture @LondonWaterloo! The Apollo 11 lunar module (July 1969). Our planet Earth, as seen by the crew of Apollo 11 in July 1969. Parachuting Beavers Skydived Over Idaho in the 1950s.

There was a time when it rained rodents over rural Idaho.

Parachuting Beavers Skydived Over Idaho in the 1950s

Post-World War II suburbanization in the Gem State brought Idahoans face to face with a formidable opponent: beavers. As new suburbanites clashed with the small rodents, Idaho Fish and Game launched an ambitious program aimed at relocating beavers out of areas suddenly booming with humans. Much of that program involved live-trapping and transplanting the fur-bearing critters via truck to nearby ponds. One enterprising conservationist had the bright idea of relocating the beavers to what is now the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, a remote area that was devoid of human activity and booming with wildlife.

However, a lack of roads near Frank Church temporarily derailed the state's plans. Putting their good ol' American ingenuity to work, conservationists came up with a novel idea. Bombs -- er, beavers away! Via KBSU. Man Finds Photographs At His Grandparents Showing The Challenger Explosion. This guy was going through his grandparents’ old photos after his grandmother passed away last week.

Man Finds Photographs At His Grandparents Showing The Challenger Explosion

It was then that he made an interesting, yet tragic, photographic discovery. His grandfather worked for NASA as a contractor and he was able to see just about every space shuttle launch. 32 Insane Facts That You've Missed...And Are True. Oddball facts about things we assume we know everything about, are among the most entertaining things we see on the Internet.

32 Insane Facts That You've Missed...And Are True

Just think about it. You think you know the whole story about, for example, WWII. The allies won, beating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, with the combined strength of Britain, the US, and the Soviet Union. But did you know there was a secret plan in place to destroy that alliance…FROM WITHIN?! Well if you didn’t, (don’t worry, we didn’t either ) then check out 32 incredible facts and marvel at what else you may have missed in school… Reading this really makes you wonder what else they didn’t teach you in history class. If these stumped you like they did me, find out if they’ll amaze your friends too by sharing below. These 15 Rare Historical Photos Will Make You Yearn For The Days Of Yore.

Attention history teachers everywhere: If you want to wake those sleeping kids, show them these 15 rare photos from the past.

These 15 Rare Historical Photos Will Make You Yearn For The Days Of Yore

Yes, they could get a thousand words from the textbook, but wouldn't you rather engage them with these historical photos? 1.) A 14-year-Old Kept A Diary During The Siege Of Leningrad. Every child in America who received a public school education knows about the Diary of Anne Frank.

A 14-year-Old Kept A Diary During The Siege Of Leningrad

This historic non-fiction work features the tragic entries of a Dutch girl and German-born citizen who, along with her family, was taken to the concentration camps and killed because of her Jewish heritage. Yet there is another, lesser known journal of note from Germany's domination during WWII. While it may not be as fleshed out as Frank's, the diary of Tanya Savicheva is no less powerful.

27 Shocking Photos from World War 1. 22 SHOCKING Color Photos From Nazi Germany. Former Auschwitz Guard Oskar Groening Recounts Chilling Details Of Life In Camp. LUENEBURG, Germany (AP) — A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.

Former Auschwitz Guard Oskar Groening Recounts Chilling Details Of Life In Camp

Oskar Groening is being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, related to a period between May and July 1944 when around 425,000 Jews from Hungary were brought to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Nazi-occupied Poland and most immediately gassed to death. During that period, so many trains were arriving that often two would have to wait with closed doors as the first was "processed," Groening testified at the Lueneburg state court.

Though he was more regularly assigned to the camp's Auschwitz I section, he said he guarded the Birkenau ramp three times, including one busy 24-hour shift. #Onthisday in 1066, William the Conqueror defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. Animals at war: Our four-legged heroes on the front line. Horses were valued heroes on the front line during World War One They seem to come up all the time.

Animals at war: Our four-legged heroes on the front line

This one was awarded to Private Thomas Byrne who fought in the last major British cavalry charge by the 21st Lancers at the battle of Omdurman in 1898. But it is worth noting that three times as many horses were slaughtered as Lancers and yet none got a medal or a mention. Unthanked and unacknowledged, horses have been horribly expendable down the ages. This Once-Famous Landmark Now Holds An Amazing Secret… Just Look Inside. @BEAUTIFULPlCS so British .. Westminster abbey. Westminster Abbey » History. Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history.

Westminster Abbey » History

Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart. A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated.

Westminster Abbey » Home. This is the oldest known photo of a tornado, taken on August 28, 1884. © NOAA. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" #Ali. Eruption of Mt. Saint Helens as viewed by climbers on nearby Mt. Adams, 1980. Ancient Bridge, Epirus, Greece. Edith Cavell 100 years on: Heroine WW1 nurse receives royal commemoration. Edith Cavell 100 years on: Heroine WW1 nurse receives royal commemoration. Remembering Edith Cavell. On Monday evening, October 11th, I was admitted by special passport from the German authorities to the prison of St.

Remembering Edith Cavell

Gilles, where Miss Edith Cavell had been confined for ten weeks. The final sentence had been given early that afternoon. To my astonishment and relief I found my friend perfectly calm and resigned. HRH Princess Royal lays down wreath at bust of heroic British nurse Edith #Cavell in #Uccle #Belgium. The secret diary of Stalin’s man in Churchill’s #squad. STALIN’S BLOODY TERROR of the 1930s discouraged any Soviet official from putting pen to paper, let alone keeping a personal diary.

The secret diary of Stalin’s man in Churchill’s #squad

The only significant exception is the fascinating, rich journal kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. Serendipity often lies at the heart of discovery. One can easily imagine how thrilled I was when, by sheer chance, I came across the original, uncensored diary while working in the archives of the Russian Foreign Ministry. It was immediately obvious to me that no personal manuscript of such breadth, value, and size has ever emerged from the Russian archives. It would hardly be an exaggeration to suggest that this diary rewrites history that we thought we knew.

Legendary Nazi gold train possibly located. Rescued As A Cub, This Bear Became A Beloved Member Of The Polish Army During WWII. A Mursi tribe woman discovers Vogue magazine, Ethiopia. Picture by Eric Lafforgue. Sergeant Frank Praytor looks after a two-week old kitten during the height of the Korean War. Two survivors at the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation. Princess Diana And Prince William. “Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff. C. Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists.

Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S. -led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004. As it turns out, the Afghanistan Geological Survey staff had kept Soviet geological maps and reports up to 50 years old or more that hinted at a geological gold mine. PHOTOS: World's Rarest Gemstones In 2006, U.S. researchers flew airborne missions to conduct magnetic, gravity and hyperspectral surveys over Afghanistan. Cute Animal Pics on Twitter: "Easter eggs for Hitler, 1945... A Fascinating Montage of Early Film Footage of LondonOnemorepost. I Am Woman - Helen Reddy (with lyrics) Helen Reddy - I Am Woman (Midnight Special - Feb 2, 1973) C. The Hunt For Hitler's Missing Millions. Adolf Hitler: Secret Billionaire. A manhunt for Shannon Lamb, who cops say murdered his girlfriend and a campus colleague in a horrific double slay, is over after the suspect committed suicide late Monday night.

A professor who may have turned executioner is dead after a frantic Mississippi manhunt. Authorities say Shannon Lamb, 45, killed himself Monday night after shooting and killing his girlfriend inside their bayou home, then driving almost six hours to the college where he taught and murdering a fellow faculty member. Uncovered Records Show Nazis Were High on Meth. A lawsuit filed Monday alleges that some of the world’s largest chocolate makers are knowingly using child labor in Africa. The Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania is one of the wealthiest education centers in the world.

Founded in 1909 as an orphanage for “male Caucasian” boys, it was awarded 30 percent of the company’s future earnings by Milton S. Hershey upon his death. Thanks to the success of Kit-Kats, Reese’s, and Whoppers, the school is worth a staggering $7.8 billion. Now home to more than 2,000 students, it owns a controlling interest in the $22.3 billion Hershey company—a chocolate maker with roots in child protection and education that, in the worst form of irony, allegedly relies on cocoa harvested by child laborers in West Africa.

It is this irony that serves as the motivation behind a class action lawsuit filed Monday against Hershey and two of its competitors, Mars and Nestle. 1 - Hitler Became A Drug Addict While Searching For A Cure For His 'Colossal Flatulence' Shocking Photos From The Liberation Of Auschwitz. Ralph Lincoln - 11th Generation Lincoln. Soldiers parade through the streets of Dundee this morning marking the start of the Battle of Loos 100 years ago. Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary. Beautiful Pictures sur Twitter : "Colorful coast. 1. Planes Strike the Twin Towers - We will always be remembering those that lost their lives 14 years ago today. Gigi A sur Twitter : "#TributeinLight and #OneWTC on this day that we #remembertoremember #Honor911 #NeverForget #NYC #ThisisNewYorkCity ❤️ Tara Kelley sur Twitter : "Never forget!!! □□❤️□ #USA 9/11/01...

10 Badass War Heroes You Didn't Know Existed. 10 Badass War Heroes You Didn't Know Existed. Audie Murphy was a short, scrawny kid who volunteered for the Army in World War II. He was undersized and didn't do well in boot camp, but he quickly made a name for himself and was promoted for his top-notch shooting skills. Audie Murphy When Murphy was deployed in France in 1944, his best friend was killed a German gun crew who pretended to surrender. He then killed the entire machine gun crew and then used that machine gun to take out all the other enemies in the area. Later in that same campaign, Murphy's company was pinned down by an overwhelming German force.

Next. Life on Earth sur Twitter : "10000 year old rock engravings of giraffes in the Sahara Desert, Niger by Matthew Paulson... Facts sur Twitter : "Brilliant pictures of Elvis from the Past - BritishMonarchy sur Twitter : "Yesterday members of the Royal Family joined commemorations for #VJDay70, just as they did 70 years ago on #VJDay. BritishMonarchy sur Twitter : "The Duke of Edinburgh meets @RoyalNavy veteran John Dean, who he served with, at yesterday's #VJDay70 commemorations. Hiroshima bombing - A look back: 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Pictures.

Seventy years ago, the world changed forever when an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb, "Little Boy," over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, during World War II, on August 6, 1945. The bomb wiped out 90 percent of the city and instantly killed an estimated 80,000 people. Three days later, the U.S. dropped a second bomb, "Fat Boy," on Nagasaki killing an estimated 40,000 on August 9. Clarence House sur Twitter : "The Burma Star was awarded to Arthur who served in The Navy for his role in the Burma campaign. #VJDay70. Cute Animal Pics on Twitter: "Easter eggs for Hitler, 1945... Royal British Legion sur Twitter : "HRH The Duchess of Cornwall meeting veteran's at the legion's #VJDay veterans reception...

Royal British Legion sur Twitter : "HRH The Prince of Wales @ClarenceHouse meeting #VJDay veterans at the Legion's reception. Ministry of Defence sur Twitter : "The Veterans' flags have reached their final destination at Westminster Abbey. #VJDay70... Royal British Legion sur Twitter : "We're expecting 1,250 #VJDay vets to arrive at our reception today. We're delighted to host them! Ministry of Defence sur Twitter : "Charles Dance reads Kipling's "Mandalay", which was a favourite of #VJDay70 veterans on the march. Clarence House sur Twitter : ""In perpetual memory of their service and sacrifice." - HRH The Prince of Wales... Japan emperor offers 'remorse' on WWII surrender anniversary.

Aug. 15, 2015 8:08 AM ET. Clarence House sur Twitter : "Band of Coldstream Guards begin #VJDay70 commemorations here at Horse Guards Parade. Ministry of Defence sur Twitter : "HM The Queen talks with veterans following special #VJDay70 commemoration service. Ministry of Defence sur Twitter : "The oldest surviving Swordfish in the world will lead today's #VJDay70 flypast at 2 today in #London. BritishMonarchy sur Twitter : "King George VI’s message sent to each Far East Prisoner of War on their return in 1945 @NAM_London #VJDay70 #VJDay.

BritishMonarchy sur Twitter : "The service was also attended by The Earl & Countess of Wessex, and The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester #VJDay70 #VJDay. BritishMonarchy sur Twitter : "The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive for this morning's #VJDay70 service @smitf_london #VJDay. Ministry of Defence sur Twitter : "70 years ago the public waited on Downing Street to hear about Japan's surrender. Tomorrow we commemorate #VJDay70.

St Paul's Cathedral sur Twitter : ""The war is over. Our hearts are full to overflowing" #VJDay... The Duke of Edinburgh speaks on serving with HMS WHELP in Tokyo in 1945 by British Monarchy. BritishMonarchy sur Twitter : "Crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace on this day 70 years ago #VJDay70 #VJDay. NBC Nightly News sur Twitter : "3 retired Marines who took down the American flag in Havana 54 years ago present the flag for raising. The Gold Patrol® sur Twitter : "The US flag is raised at the Embassy in #Cuba... SHOCKING Color Photos of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. Watch these Amazing color photos. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy’s battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire’s southward expansion.

America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant.Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes.

More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded. Twitter. Jewish Auschwitz prisoner Helena Citronova's love for SS guard Franz Wunsch. Helena Citronova fell in love with SS guard Franz Wunsch at Nazi campHe managed to save her and sister Rozinka from going to gas chambersWunsch: 'Desire changed my brutal behaviour'; he escaped prison at trialKate Breslin's For Such a Time portrays similar liaison but has been slated. 12 News sur Twitter : "Federal agencies to manage future atomic bomb historic park. Beautiful Pictures sur Twitter : "Liberation Tower in #Kuwait at dusk. Photo by Mohammad Awadh. Beautiful Pictures sur Twitter : "Abiqua Falls, #Oregon. Kyrsten Sinema sur Twitter : "167 years ago women gathered at #SenecaFalls to fight for women’s rights & sparked the movement for the right to vote.

Incredible Color Footage Of Berlin At The End Of World War IIOnemorepost. Incredible Color Footage Of Berlin At The End Of World War IIOnemorepost. Former Auschwitz Guard Oskar Groening Recounts Chilling Details Of Life In Camp.