1. Post #81
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    World War One gas attack



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    The notorious "Face of Mars"


    General MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines


    First Gulf War, retreating Iraqi forces burn Kuwaiti oil wells
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  2. Post #82
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    On a rainy April 17, 1982, Queen Elizabeth II in her right as the Queen of Canada signs the Constitution Act, 1982 into law. The Prime Minister is Pierre Trudeau, and the Justice Minister is the future PM Jean Chretien. Noted for her absense is British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.


    At the height of the October Crisis, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau enacts the War Measures Act to combat the FLQ after the abduction of Quebec's Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte and the British Trade Commisioner James Cross. On October 13th, Trudeau is interviewed at Parliament Hill and delivers his famous "Just watch me."

    Occasionally, even liberal democracies call out the troops. Although the use of the war Measures Act is seriously deplored by everyone now, I... actually think Trudeau did the right thing. You gotta do what you gotta do.
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  3. Post #83
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    The photo was by Eddie Adams, who won a Pulitzer Prize for it. He regretted taking the photograph until his death in 2004.

    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.
    Another interesting fact about the image: If you exam it close enough, you'll see it was taken at JUST the right moment where the trigger is pulled but the bullet has not yet fired.

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    This one isn't very "world shaking" but it's pretty famous



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    If I remember correctly, this was the first interracial kiss on television

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  4. Post #84
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  5. Post #85
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  6. Post #86
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    General MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines

    i shall return

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    filipinos fucking eat up americans because of what we did in world war 2 and after

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    and apparently every filipino person thinks i look like a movie actor or something
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  7. Post #87
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    Oh Jesus, that kid in the bottom left, in the water, is he sitting up, still alive? Good God...
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  8. Post #88

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    Oh Jesus, that kid in the bottom left, in the water, is he sitting up, still alive? Good God...
    What's the story behind this?
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  9. Post #89
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    What's the story behind this?
    That's Anders Behring Breivik on the small island of Utoya in Norway. He went on the island posing as a police officer and shot 69 people, most of them children.
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  10. Post #90

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    Oh god, I didn't know there were pictures of it...
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  11. Post #91
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    That's Anders Behring Breivik on the small island of Utoya in Norway. He went on the island posing as a police officer and shot 69 people, most of them children.
    After killing 7 people in a bomb blast.
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  12. Post #92
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    Didn't change the world, but sure caused quite the hilarious backlash







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  13. Post #93
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    The photo was by Eddie Adams, who won a Pulitzer Prize for it. He regretted taking the photograph until his death in 2004.

    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.
    Also, the whole event was shot on video by a nearby cameraman, too. Skip to 20:00, because I don't know what I have to put in the URL to force it to go to that automatically. Could be considered NSFW, although its not really that gory. It's been stated that Loan did similar executions on a regular basis, but most likely probably out of the eye of the media. Also, the picture itself was shot at the moment the bullet struck his head, maybe a little bit after.
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    The photo was by Eddie Adams, who won a Pulitzer Prize for it. He regretted taking the photograph until his death in 2004.

    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.
    The soldier on the far left is actually one of my old classmate's grandfather. Pretty crazy.
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    snipp
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    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
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  17. Post #97
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    If I remember the story correctly a journalist was walking back to a red cross camp.
    He came across the kid and took the picture, he then kept walking, shortly after receiving a
    prize for the picture he committed suicide.
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  18. Post #98
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    VJ Day at Times Square



    Napalm bombing of Vietnamese village



    Crazy Horse: Collateral Murder



    Hindenburg



    Rosa Parks

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  21. Post #101

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    Does anyone have that gif/any information of the car driving through what looks like a bicycle race (like the tour de france). That definitely shook me when i saw it.
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  22. Post #102
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  23. Post #103
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  24. Post #104
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    Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald
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  25. Post #105
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    What the hell is that?
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  26. Post #106
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    What the hell is that?
    Most likely police hosing down protesters at an equal rights riot in the southern US.
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  27. Post #107
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    What the hell is that?
    Looks like a water cannon being used on African Americans
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  28. Post #108
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    1941 posted:
    Six million Jews died in the Holocaust. For many throughout the world, one teenage girl gave them a story and a face. She was Anne Frank, the adolescent who, according to her diary, retained her hope and humanity as she hid with her family in an Amsterdam attic. In 1944 the Nazis, acting on a tip, arrested the Franks; Anne and her sister died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen only a month before the camp was liberated. The world came to know her through her words and through this ordinary portrait of a girl of 14. She stares with big eyes, wearing an enigmatic expression, gazing at a future that the viewer knows will never come.

    1896 posted:
    To know something like the back of your hand is a timeless concept, one taken yet further by Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen. While working on a series of experiments with a Crookes tube, he noticed that a bit of barium platinocyanide emitted a fluorescent glow. He then laid a photographic plate behind his wife’s hand (note the wedding rings), and made the first X-ray photo. Before that, physicians were unable to look inside a person’s body without making an incision. Roentgen was the recipient of the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901.

    1969 posted:
    When the Igbos of eastern Nigeria declared themselves independent in 1967, Nigeria blockaded their fledgling country-Biafra. In three years of war, more than one million people died, mainly of hunger. In famine, children who lack protein often get the disease kwashiorkor, which causes their muscles to waste away and their bellies to protrude. War photographer Don McCullin drew attention to the tragedy. "I was devastated by the sight of 900 children living in one camp in utter squalor at the point of death," he said. "I lost all interest in photographing soldiers in action." The world community intervened to help Biafra, and learned key lessons about dealing with massive hunger exacerbated by war-a problem that still defies simple solutions.

    1945 posted:
    The center of the atomic bomb blast. A Japanese soldier walks through a site where an army barracks once stood.

    1963 posted:
    At the climax of his “I Have A Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. raises his arm on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and calls out for deliverance with the electrifying words of an old Negro spiritual hymn, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
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  29. Post #109

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    (end of the cuban missile crisis)





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  30. Post #110
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    May I ask what's the story behind this?
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  31. Post #111
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    After killing 7 people in a bomb blast.
    8 people got killed by the bomb
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  32. Post #112
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    So much death..
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  33. Post #113
    I make sexist and racist jokes all the time yet,i still support the feminist movement and the rights of blacks.
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    I think i had this in my geography book,long ago in fifth grade if i recall.
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  34. Post #114
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    Warcrimes in Bosnia due to Civil War


    Scott'O'Grady Rescued & Safe from Bosnian Forces.


    The film 'Behind Enemy Lines' is based on this event if you recognize it,
    If your recognize it your recognize this guy.
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  35. Post #115
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    This thread made me realize how many dead bodies I had seen in my lifetime. Everything on a photograph is inanimate, I guess that's what makes a photograph of a dead body acceptable.

    Looking at these kind of make me happy. Happy that I have never been in one of those pictureworthy situations. The bodies have piled up many times in the past. This could happen again. But the very existence of these pictures help humanity as a whole.

    We're looking at ourselves in a mirror, and all we can say is "we let this happen". Not you, not me, humanity as a whole. I think that now we have all of this behind us, and the photos to tell us what humans did to each other in the past, we have the potential to become better humans.
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  36. Post #116
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  37. Post #117
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  38. Post #118
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    May I ask what's the story behind this?
    The Japanese Bombing of Shanghai in 1935
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  39. Post #119
    I always get confused between the texan and chilean flags
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  40. Post #120
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    I always get confused between the texan and chilean flags
    Me too, does anyone know the actual difference between the two?
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