History of Sorts

 

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Just a pictorial blog of random events in History.

Woman takes a break from updating stock prices, New York 1962.

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A Japanese plane caught squarely by antiaircraft fire leaves a trail of smoke and flame as it falls toward the ocean. The pilot might have already been dead by the time the bomber was going down; getting knocked out would probably be a small mercy compared to being burnt alive or drowning.

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The 1989 Hillsborough disaster was an incident that occurred during the FA Cup semi-final match on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. The crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others. The victims suffocated as they entered an F.A. Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest after the police opened an exit gate in an effort to relieve congestion outside the stadium before the game. In the chaos that ensued, some victims were crushed against steel fencing. Others were trampled, and more than 700 people were injured. The victims were ages 10 to 67 and included 37 teenagers.

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Emperor Hirohito and General MacArthur meeting for the first time, 1945

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Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit, 1907. She was arrested for indecency.

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Mathias Rust, the teenager who flew illegally to Red Square, 1987

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Execution by cannon in Iran, 1890s

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Ku Klux Klan on a ferris wheel, 1926

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Saundra Brown, the first black woman on the Oakland police force, gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970

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Downed U.S. airman Dewey Waddell was taken captive by Vietnamese communist fighters in 1967, and he was released in 1973. The photo, taken by GDR war correspondent Thomas Billhardt, features a female guerrilla holding an American soldier captive and escorting him on a country road. The picture was created for propaganda purpose, hence the use of a really small woman as the guard to make the captured airman look more unheroic.

American airman Dewey Wayne Waddell, held prisoner in Vietnam, 1967

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