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10 Photos That Aren’t In History Books But Really Should Be

History would not be the same without records of these unforgettable moments.



1. Footprint on the moon — 1969

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On July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong became the most famed astronaut in the world by being the first to step foot on the moon. Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and the other astronauts aboard Apollo 11 spent the next few hours collecting samples before returning to earth.

2. Hubble Ultra Deep Field — 2003


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The Hubble Telescope gave us the furthest look into deep space ever. The images on the slides allowed researchers to see galaxies that they never knew existed.

3. The Last Public Execution By Guillotine — 1939

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Eugen Wiedmann, a career criminal charged with conspiracy, murder, robbery, and kidnapping, was the last person to be publicly executed in France.

4. Nagasaki, 20 Minutes Later — 1945

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Eugen Wiedmann, a career criminal charged with conspiracy, murder, robbery, and kidnapping, was the last person to be publicly executed in France.

5. The Sun Setting On Mars — 2005

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Although this looks like a photo of a sunset from Earth. It was actually taken by the Mars Rover Spirit from the surface of Mars.

6. The Fifth Solvay Conference — 1927

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The Solvay Conference is a conference held for the biggest names in physics and other scientific disciplines. This photo features some of the biggest scientific names in history including: Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrodinger and Niels Bohr.

7. Tiananmen Square Protests — 1989

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The most popular photo of the Tiananmen Square protests show the man on the left standing in front of a long line of tanks. This photo shows gained popularity because it shows a different perspective to the same incident.

8. The Burning Monk — 1963

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This photo is known as one of the most controversial in history. Monk Quang Doc was protesting against the South Vietnam government, who were persecuting Buddhists. He drove up to the Cambodian Embassy, sat in the middle of the road as another monk covered him in gasoline and set him on fire.

9. Glimpsing the Versailles Signing — 1919

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The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that helped end World War I. Military personnel anxiously awaited the signing, because the terms were passive aggressive at best.

10. Tenzing Norgay on Everest’s Summit — 1953

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Tenzig Norgay and his friend Edmund Hillary are the first known individuals to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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3 Comments

  • Did you actually look in a history book? The footprint on the moon is in LOTS of them. On that subject Armstrong and Aldrin were the ONLY crew members of Apollo 11 collecting samples on the moon. Astronaut Collins, the only other crew member, remained in orbit. Google is not research. Lazy.

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