Photos that Capture Incredible Moments in History

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Bolaji Badejo, a 7-foot Nigerian design student and one-time actor is wearing his costume from the now classic sci-fi thriller Alien in 1978.

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1930 – Carving the Eye of Mount Rushmore

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1945 – Soviet troops have scrawled graffiti in the Reichstag after they took Berlin.

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Finalizing the Fat Man atomic bomb which was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The acronym “JANCFU” was stenciled on its nose which meant Joint Army Navy Civilian Fuck Up.

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1931 – Mafia boss Joe Masseria lays dead on a Brooklyn restaurant floor while holding the ace of spades.

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1957 – In this picture, Dorothy Counts, the first black girl to attend an all white school in the United States is being teased and taunted by her white male peers at Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School.

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April 10, 1924 – Jennie MacGregor was arrested by Minneapolis police for dispensing alcoholic beverages from life-preserver flasks.

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May to June 1944 – Hungarian Jews are being selected by the Nazis to be sent to the gas chamber at Auschwitz concentration camp.

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July 3, 1899 – A boxing match takes place aboard the U.S.S.

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July 1972 – Bob Dylan, Mich Jagger and Keith Richards celebrate at Jagger’s 29th birthday party.

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1884 – The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris.

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July 28, 1931 – Albert Einstein seats in the front row of a session of Physical Society in Berlin along with Robert Williams Wood and Max Planck.

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1909 – About 100 people participte in a lottery to divide a 12 acre plot of sand dunes which would later become the city of Tel Aviv.

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1852 – A group of men pose for a photo in front of Lynch’s Slave Market in St. Louis Missouri.

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This photo shows a Scottish piper in a Kilt on the battlefield during World War I.

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April 17, 1943 – US Coast Guard Cutter Spencer destroys the Nazi submarine U-175.

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1954 – Marilyn Monroe films her iconic scene in The Seven Year Itch. This was taken in front of a large crowd in New York to create hype.

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Tsar Nicholas II allows his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia, to smoke.

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February, 1934 – Columns of Hoover Dam being filled with concrete.

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1944 – The crew of the Japanese carrier Zuikaku give one final banzai cheer before the ship sinks.

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A photo of Eduad Bloch in his office in 1938. He was the Jewish physician of the Hitler family and was called a “noble Jew” by Hitler who was under his personal protection.

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The Mona Lisa of Leonardo Da Vinci is returned to the Louvre after World War II.

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