20 Photos That Could Make History Books Way More Interesting
The first ever photo was taken in 1826. Joseph Niépce from France took a picture of the view from a window. Since then, billions of photos have been taken, most of them have been lost, but some of them became incredibly popular as they depict amazing events of the past.
Bright Side has rummaged through the archives to find these rare shots (we bet you’ve never seen some of them)! We also suppose they’d make history books way more interesting and fascinating.
Brothers Chang and Eng Bunker from Thailand, who gave life to the term “Siamese twins”
Russian emperor Nicholas II and his cousin, George V, King of the UK. Can you guess who’s who?
The world’s first Ferris wheel construction in Saint Louis, USA, 1904
New White Star Line liners the Titanic and the Olympic in the port of Belfast in 1912, one month before one of them sank.
Vladimir Lenin, Russian politician, disguised as an ordinary worker, 1917
16-year-old Margaret Gorman, posing for photographers after becoming the USA’s first “Miss America” in 1921.
Girls from the Russian Women’s Battalion who fought during World War I
King of Denmark, Christian X, riding through German-occupied Copenhagen without security.
The King used to ride a horse every day until German soldiers left Denmark. These strolls were a sovereignty symbol of the country. This photo was taken on September 26, 1940. It was his birthday.
Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world, reached 8 ft 11.1 in in height and weighed 439 lbs.
Rosa Parks, an American who fought against racial segregation, including on public transport
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give a white passenger her seat in the colored section of a bus. She was arrested and later there was a boycott against public transportation. In the picture, you can see Rosa after the incident.
Little heiress to the British throne, princess Elizabeth, bored at a concert for children in Westminster, 1937
Rabbits that literally occupied Australia, 1938
Woodstock festival, 1969. There were more than 400,000 people.
Che Guevara with his wife Aleida March and their 4 kids
Alfred Hitchcock during the Frenzy filming, 1972
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and Fidel Castro
Mickey Mouse with Hirohito, an emperor who had been ruling Japan when it was bombed by the USA
A bitten apple left near an Apple store in London on October 6, 2011, the day after Steve Jobs’ death
A Japanese self-defense soldier smiling and holding a baby who survived a devastating tsunami, 2011
Queen Elizabeth II, having a closer look at the throne on the set of Game of Thrones
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