India’s first satellite being transported to the launch pad, July 16, 1981
A young military couple embraces in celebration of the victory of the Yugoslav People's Army in the battle for the town of Vukovar in 1991
"Brighter than a thousand suns" Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima Japan. August 8 1945
German Soldier lights a cigarette for a wounded English soldier after the Battle of Epehy, 18th September 1918, photo by Lt Thomas K. Aitken, Imperial War Museum
USS Constellation (CV-64) passing under the Brooklyn Bridge with her mast folded down, 1962
August Landmesser, the lone German refusing to raise a stiff right arm amid Hitler's presence at a 1936 rally, had been a loyal Nazi.
Landmesser joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and began to work his way up the ranks of what would become the only legal political affiliation in the country.
Two years later, Landmesser fell madly in love with Irma Eckler, a Jewish woman, and proposed marriage to her in 1935.
After his engagement to a Jewish woman was discovered, Landmesser was expelled from the Nazi Party.
Landmesser and Eckler decided to file a marriage application in Hamburg, but the union was denied under the newly enacted Nuremberg Laws.
The couple welcomed their first daughter, Ingrid, in October 1935.
And then on June 13, 1936, Landmesser gave a crossed-arm stance during Hitler's christening of a new German navy vessel.
The act of defiance stands out amid the throng of Nazi salutes.
In 1937, fed up, Landmesser attempted to flee Nazi Germany to Denmark with his family. But he was detained at the border and charged with "dishonoring the race," or "racial infamy," under the Nuremberg Laws.
A year later, Landmesser was acquitted for a lack of evidence and was instructed to not have a relationship with Eckler.
Refusing to abandon his wife, Landmesser ignored Nazi wishes and was arrested again in 1938 and sentenced to nearly three years in a concentration camp.
He would never see the woman he loved or his child again.
The secret state police also arrested Eckler, who was several months pregnant with the couple's second daughter.
She gave birth to Irene in prison and was sent to an all-women's concentration camp soon after her delivery.
Eckler is believed to have been transferred to what the Nazi's called a "euthanasia center" in 1942, where she was murdered with 14,000 others.
After his prison sentence, Landmesser worked a few jobs before he was drafted into war in 1944.
A few months later, he was declared missing in action in Croatia.
Endurance under sail in the Antarctic, 1915. The ship was crushed by the ice and the crew marooned for months. All survived.
The world's 1st digital image, 1957
the image which it was cropped from. It's Russell Kirsch (inventor) holding his 3-month old son
In honor of Thanksgiving - a picture from the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 27, 1924
clam seller, Mulberry Bend, NYC, 1900
USMC war dog handler reading a message that his dog had just delivered, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944. USMC photo.
A Spanish police officer guards the wreckage of two Boeing 747 airliners that collided and burned on the runway of Tenerife Los Rodeos Airport in the Canary Islands on March 27, 1977, killing 583 people - the worst aviation disaster in history
B-25s from the 447th Squadron of the 321st Bombardment Group passed very near the erupting Vesuvius on their way to bomb targets. 1944
Japanese Prisoners of War listen to the Emperor's surrender broadcast, in a prison camp on Guam, 15 August 1945.
An Italian mountain gun being lifted in the Alps during World War I.
The beautiful Grand Duchess Maria Romanova (1899-1918) looks like she could belong in the present.
Brazilian Soldiers Posing with a German POW, Italy 1945
Roman Polanski sitting out outside his home the day after his wife Sharon Tate and unborn son was murdered inside by the Manson “Family”
Castle Itter in Austria after WW2
where defected Wehrmacht soldiers requested the help of American soldiers to help defend the castle from the Waffen-SS, who planned to execute the French VIP's inside. It is the only known battle in World War II where the German and American armies fought together.