A French mademoiselle waves the French Tricolor in tribute to the forces which liberated her city as they march past the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. August 26, 1944.
Mafia boss Charles 'Lucky' Luciano in exile. - Sicily, Italy, 31 December 1948
Veronica Foster, (b.1922 - d.2000) popularly known as "Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl"
Albert Einstein at home in Princeton, New Jersey, 1940
French and American soldiers at the altar of St. Joan of Arc Church (Basilique du Bois Chenu) near Domrémy, France. 9/15/1918.
Amelia Earhart was declared dead on this day in 1939.
Johann Strauss II & Johannes Brahms - Bad Ischl, Austria - 1894
The statue of Lady Justice - The Old Bailey - London, In 1937 the statue was re-gilded in preparation for the Coronation of King George V.
'The Hello Girls' the women who ran the WWI switchboards - Six members of the U.S. Army Signal Corps preparing to ship off for France in 1918, where they and 217 other women served as switchboard operators.
Nikola Tesla - 11 Jul 1937
Lee Miller, soaks in Adolf Hitler’s bathtub! the only female combat photographer in Europe during World War Two. She is pictured in Hitler’s Munich apartment on April 30, 1945
REGENT STREET, LONDON. 1960. The tradition of decorating Regent Street with Christmas lights began in 1954 after the Daily Telegraph reported that London looked 'drab' at Christmas.
Christopher Robin and his fiancee Lesley de Selincourt - 21st April 1948
Unloading bananas from steamer, New Orleans ca 1900 - close-ups in comments
On this day in 1903, the Wright Brothers made their first flight with a powered aircraft.
"Over by Christmas" London 1914
Boston and Maine Railroad depot, Salem, Massachusetts ca 1910. Close-ups in comments
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev - Russian chemist and inventor - (8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907 ) - circa 1890
King George VI congratulates Flight-Lieutenant A C Deere, on decorating him with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Hornchurch, Essex. To the King's left stands Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Air Officer Commander-in-Chief, Fighter Command. 27 June 1940
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico ca 1900
Building the Statue of Liberty, Paris, 1881.
One century ago: The return of Romania's King Ferdinand and Queen Marie to Bucharest - 1 Dec 1918 - Today, romanians celebrate 100 years since Romania's "Great Union Day". - The National Holiday - Happy B-Day Romania ! :)
A gunner of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force with a dog mascot before a mission in his B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78465) nicknamed "Patches". Handwriten on image: 'Gunner -before mission.' 1943-45
The Edward Cambell Whitby England 1880s - Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941)
Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, World War I.
King Edward VII and Tsar Nicholas II pass by operation team on the yacht "Standart", 1908.
A meal on wheels - France, 1917
1 November 1960: The reverend Vernon Mitchell visits numerous strip clubs in Soho to determine what should be censored.
Whitby, England about 1900 - Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (English, 1853–1941)
Joe Black Fox - Sioux chief and performer with Buffalo Bill's "Wild West Show." - 1898
The wreck of the Dimitry of Narva which was the inspiration for Bram Stokers “Dracula” in 1887. In the book he renamed the ship The Demeter of Varna.
General Weygand, Admiral Wemyss and Marshall Foch after signing the armistice with Germany to mark the end of World War One.
1915 - French soldiers & Red Cross "Mercy" dogs before departing for the Front - Tuileries Gardens (Place de la Concorde Gate) - Paris, France
100 years ago: Street scene in Antwerp, Belgium, showing citizens turning out for celebration a few hours after the Germans surrendered and an end of World War I. 11th November 1918
This Sunday marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War. - Celebrations in the U.S. following the end of the First World War. - Soldiers and civilians waving the Union Jack and stars and stripes.
"West meets East" - Two german brothers , separated by The Berlin Wall, meet again during the “border pass agreement” of 1963
A century ago: Germany Surrendered - Celebrations on Wall Street, Nov 7th 1918
A German immigrant girl waits to be processed at Ellis Island - New York, 1926.
Beatrice (Tilly) Shilling OBE PhD MSc CEng (8 March 1909 – 18 November 1990) "If it weren’t for a young engineering graduate who innovated the solution to a carburettor problem on the Spitfire and Hurricane Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, Britain might have lost WWII almost before it had even begun."
Eureka Colorado, ca 1900. Close-ups in comments
Niels Bohr - 1955 - Danish physicist & Nobel Prize laureate who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory.
'Trick or treat?' - "Children wearing grotesque heads" - 1940s - Happy Halloween!!!
Marian Rejewski was responsible for the initial analysis that enabled exploitation of the German ENIGMA cryptographic machine. Without his breakthroughs, which he provided to the French and British in 1939, the U.K. and U.S. may have never been able to exploit ENIGMA.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono bought a large billboard in Times Square in 1969 declaring that 'War is over if you want it'
Tsar Nicholas II and King George V in German military uniforms, Berlin, 1913
Winston Churchill, cigar in mouth, gives his famous ‘V’ sign during a visit to Bradford (Lister's Mill) on December 4, 1942
Supermarine Spitfire Mark IIA, P8147 'YT-W' "EAST INDIA SQUADRON", of No. 65 Squadron RAF, in the cockpit is Sergeant Svatopluk Stulir, RAFVR (787184) -11th July 1917 - 8th November 1941
First woman to go into space - Valentina Tereshkova. In 1963, she spent almost three days in space and orbited Earth 48 times in her space capsule, Vostok 6.