Lenin looks like a wax statue I saw of him once.
The IRA bomb a hotel at the Tory party conference in an attempt to assassinate most of the British cabinet. Four people die.
Ethiopia is stricken by famine and civil war.
Crack, a smokeable form of cocaine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the Crack Epidemic.
I remember that, over 100 Germans died in that. It was terrible.
13 July 1985 is a day to remember. Bob Geldof organises Live Aid at Wembley. Ireland is the highest 'per capita' donor.
An Air India Boeing 747 crashes into the Atlantic. A terrorist bomb is the suspected cause. All 329 people on board are killed.
After the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Party leader. His policy of 'glasnost' (openness) brings change to the Soviet Union.
Queensday 2009 disaster in the Netherlands:
Might not have shocked the whole world but it definitely shocked all the people over here.
7 people lost their lives.
It was even on live television:
First ever picture taken, from 1839
Invasion of Iraq
is there a way 2 resize images
Does anyone have that photo taken by a toddler on a disposable camera of the first plane hitting the world trade centre? It's the only photo of it and it's really incredible, I saw it on a documentary years ago.
space bat :'(
It's an Eastern Guard going West right? Berlin Wall Jumper?
1982 - Argentina invades the Falkand Islands (Las Malvinas). Britain launches counterattack and is victorious. The war provides a massive popularity boost for the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.
2010 - A BP-owned oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico explodes, causing almost 5 million barrels of oil to escape onto the ocean surface.
2011 - A 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northeastern coast of Japan, causing a 40-metre tsunami to strike the country. This results in one of the worst nuclear accidents in history at the Fukushima-Daiichi NPP.
1986 - The worst nuclear accident in history at the Chernobyl NPP results in a massive amount of radioactive material released into the environment, and the almost complete evacuation of the surrounding area, including the city of Pripyat. Since then, the city has been a ghost town.
Anders is absolutely fucking mental.
Both are for the same thing. Mohamed Bouazizi.
Kent State Shooting
Last image of Archduke Franz Ferdinand before shot in Sarajevo
Challenger Shuttle explodes
Khrushchev beating the podium with his shoe
God damn it, I didn't think I'd see those cheeks ever again. Postal's Ass....
Japanese prisoners of war in Guam, just told that the Empire of Japan has surrendered, August 15th
South Vietnamese General Ngygen Ngoc Loan is the man firing the shot. Loan was Chief of Police at the time. He aided in building hospitals, giving to orphans, and in general, humanitarian aid. The man being shot was a leader of a Viet Cong squad tasked with killing police.
"The man Loan shot had been caught near a ditch containing 34 murdered men, women and children, among them were the wife and six children of one of Loan's closest friends (the six murdered kids were also Loan's godchildren)."
The photo was taken out of context. People were so caught up in the horror of it, they blamed Loan. After immigrating to America and taking an assumed identity to keep himself unknown to the public, he ran a pizza parlor. When he was discovered, he received many numerous death threats and was forced to close his business.