History holds secrets, mysteries, pain, and power but these emotions are often not well captured in history books. Books might tell you that certain incidences happened, but you feel the magnitude of those emotions only when you LOOK at what might have happened then; hence pictures take the leap.
Have a look at some of the most iconic moments in history!
1. John F Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s casket at funeral.
2. August Landmesser refusing to give the Nazi salute.
In 1936, August Landmesser, a former member of the Nazi party, made a statement by refusing to give the Nazi salute. He was later arrested for ‘dishonouring his race’ and was jailed along with his wife.
3. An argument between a miner and a guard.
4. Lunch atop a skyscraper
Russian doctor Leonid Rogozov who took part in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1960-61 developed appendicitis. There was no other doctor at the station and so was left with no option than to operate himself.
6. The Little Rock Nine
Elizabeth Eckford, at the age of 15 was a part of a historic student group- ‘Little Rock Nine’. She was one of the nine black students who was involved in the integration of Little Rock High School. An angry mob of white people can be seen screaming obscenities at them.
7. The angry army-man
The picture is from 2006; it shows Gunnery Sergeant Michael Burghardt in Iraq. He explains the picture saying, “I was really pissed off that they got me, that after all this time, they got me. I figured the triggerman was still watching, so I flipped him off. I yelled, f*** you! I’ll be out here next week!”
8. I Have A Dream
9. Chess prodigy from Poland
10. Acrobatics atop the Empire States Building.
The picture is from 1934 when Jarley Smith, Jewell Waddeck, and Jimmy Kerrigan performed daredevil acrobatics on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building in NYC. They definitely managed to make everyone’s heart skip a beat.
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