Hermann Göring sits in the dock at the Nuremberg trial, 1946.

Hermann Göring sits in the dock at the Nuremberg trial, 1946.

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

General George S. Patton acknowledging the cheers of the welcoming crowds in Los Angeles, CA, during his visit on June 9, 1945.

General George S. Patton acknowledging the cheers of the welcoming crowds in Los Angeles, CA, during his visit on June 9, 1945.

King George V, 1914

King George V, 1914

Source: The British Monarchy (Flickr) 

Thomas Edison Relaxing on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1921.

Thomas Edison Relaxing on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1921.

Source: LOC.GOV

Marie Skłodowska Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 2 June, 1953.

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. 2 June, 1953.

Source: AP

Angoni Warriors at King George Vs Coronation celebrations, Zomba, 1911.

Angoni Warriors at King George Vs Coronation celebrations, Zomba, 1911.

Source: Society of Malawi, Historical and Scientific.

Grigori Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin

Lewis Powell. He was a conspirator with John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Lewis Powell. He was a conspirator with John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Source: Library of Congress

Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), 1920

Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), 1920

School At Anthoston, Kentucky. By Lewis Hine, 1916.

School At Anthoston, Kentucky. By Lewis Hine, 1916.

Source: LOC.GO // Census 27, enrollment 12, attendance 7. Teacher expects 19 to be enrolled after work is over. "Tobacco keeps them out and they are short of hands." Ages of those present: 13 years = 1, 10 years = 2, 8 years = 2, 7 years = 1, 5 years = 1.

Dumpu, New Guinea, 7 October 1943. Members Of The 2/2nd Australian Independent Company

Dumpu, New Guinea, 7 October 1943. Members Of The 2/2nd Australian Independent Company

Photographer: Norman Bradford Stuckey
Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial

Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Nansen

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Source: Bildarchiv

Hiroshima after bombing

Hiroshima after bombing

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

A dead Confederate soldier in Devil's Den, Gettysburg, July 1863.

A dead Confederate soldier in Devil's Den, Gettysburg, July 1863.

Source: Library of Congress

Medics from the US 5th and 6th Engineer Special Brigade (ESB) help wounded soldiers on Omaha beach

Medics from the US 5th and 6th Engineer Special Brigade (ESB) help wounded soldiers on Omaha beach

 Source: Signal Corps (United States Army) // Medics from the US 5th and 6th Engineer Special Brigade (ESB) help wounded soldiers on Omaha beach, Fox Green and Easy Red sectors. Survivors of sunken landing craft who reached the beach by using a life raft are recovered by other troops, . June 6th, 1944, D-Day. (Photographer: Pvt. Louis Weintraub, of the 165th Signal Combat Camera Company - US Army Signal Corps - SC190366)

Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on their wedding day. September 12, 1953.

Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on their wedding day. September 12, 1953.

Source: JFK Library.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

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Lyndon Johnson meeting with civil rights leaders.

Lyndon Johnson meeting with civil rights leaders.

Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum // 

The Civil Rights Movement or 1960s Civil Rights Movement, sometimes anachronistically referred to as the "African-American Civil Rights Movement" although the term "African American" was not used in the 1960s, encompasses social movements in the United States whose goals were to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans and to secure legal recognition and federal protection of the citizenship rights enumerated in the Constitution and federal law. The leadership was African-American, much of the political and financial support came from labor unions (led by Walter Reuther), major religious denominations, and prominent white politicians such as Hubert Humphrey and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Lee Harvey Oswald being arrested

Lee Harvey Oswald being arrested

Source: AP

A 1st Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airborne Division (UK) sniper, on patrol in the Ardennes, wearing a snow camouflage suit, 14 January 1945.

A 1st Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airborne Division (UK) sniper, on patrol in the Ardennes, wearing a snow camouflage suit, 14 January 1945.

Source: Made public domain by the Imperial War Museum

Massaponax Church, Va. Council of War, 1864

Massaponax Church, Va. Council of War, 1864

Source: Library of Congress

Filthy Thirteen member Clarence Ware applies war paint to Charles Plaudo. England, 31 December 1943.

Filthy Thirteen member Clarence Ware applies war paint to Charles Plaudo. England, 31 December 1943.

Source: US Army Signal Corps.

Banana docks, New York, ca. 1890 - 1910.

Banana docks, New York, ca. 1890 - 1910.

Cree man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

Cree man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

Source: British Library

Captain Thomas H. Garahan, 'Easy' Company, 2nd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division raises the 'Stars and Stripes' flag made secretly by a local French girl.

Captain Thomas H. Garahan, 'Easy' Company, 2nd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division raises the 'Stars and Stripes' flag made secretly by a local French girl.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration // Captain Thomas H. Garahan, 'Easy' Company, 2nd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division raises the 'Stars and Stripes' flag made secretly by a local French girl. The photo was taken by the owner of the photographic shop in Rue Colonel Teyssier in the town of Bitche, in the Moselle department of Lorraine in northeastern France. The 100th ID were later to be known as the "Sons of Bitche" after the liberation in March 16 1945. Thomas Garahan was awarded the Bronze and Silver stars and the Purple Heart. He was married, had seven children and died on September 23 1988.

Dinner party outside tent at the Army of the Potomac headquarters - Brandy Station, VA, April 1865.

Dinner party outside tent at the Army of the Potomac headquarters - Brandy Station, VA, April 1865.

Source: Library of Congress

 

The Burning Monk

The Burning Monk

Manfred von Richthofen - Red Baron

Manfred von Richthofen - Red Baron

Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Unemployed men hanging out on the street in San Francisco, California (April 1939).

Unemployed men hanging out on the street in San Francisco, California (April 1939).

Photo: Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress.

French Soldiers, WWI

French Soldiers, WWI

Pilot Officer John D. Flintoft of 440 (City of Ottawa) RCAF Squadron

Pilot Officer John D. Flintoft of 440 (City of Ottawa) RCAF Squadron

Source: Personal Collection // Pilot Officer John D. Flintoff of 440 (City of Ottawa) RCAF Squadron was flying a Hawker Typhoon Mk IB PD592, and had departed from RAF Eindhoven, Netherland with three others, on a mission to bomb a rail junction just west of Munster. Due to low cloud, they were diverted to another target when he was hit by flak, but he managed to crash land safely near Enschede, south east of Holten at 11.30am on February 24 1945.

Gen. William T. Sherman - Civil War

Gen. William T. Sherman - Civil War

Source: Library of Congress

Three French boys look at a knocked-out German Panther tank in the Falaise pocket. Near Falaise, Lower Normandy, France. 25th August 1944.

Three French boys look at a knocked-out German Panther tank in the Falaise pocket. Near Falaise, Lower Normandy, France. 25th August 1944.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Canadian infantrymen advance cautiously up a narrow lane in Campochiaro, Italy, on Nov. 11, 1943.

Canadian infantrymen advance cautiously up a narrow lane in Campochiaro, Italy, on Nov. 11, 1943.

Source: AP // Over the body of a dead comrade, Canadian infantrymen advance cautiously up a narrow lane in Campochiaro, Italy, on Nov. 11, 1943. The Germans left the town as the Canadians advanced, leaving only nests of snipers to delay the progress.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

British Premier Neville Chamberlain, on his return from talks with Hitler in Germany, at Heston airfield, London, England, on September 24, 1938.

British Premier Neville Chamberlain, on his return from talks with Hitler in Germany, at Heston airfield, London, England, on September 24, 1938.

Chamberlain brought with him a terms of the plan later to be called the Munich Agreement, which, in an act of appeasment, allowed Germany to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.

Inmates at Wöbbelin concentration camp.

Inmates at Wöbbelin concentration camp.

Source: This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain. // At the German concentration camp at Wobbelin, many inmates were found by the U.S. Ninth Army in pitiful condition. Here one of them breaks out in tears when he finds he is not leaving with the first group to the hospital.

Drink Dr. Pepper.

Drink Dr. Pepper.

Source: Library of Congress

Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi

Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi

Source: Library of Congress

Ethnic German refugees huddling in blankets - the only survivors of an original 150 Polish people who walked from Lodz in Poland to Berlin hoping to find food and shelter.

Ethnic German refugees huddling in blankets - the only survivors of an original 150 Polish people who walked from Lodz in Poland to Berlin hoping to find food and shelter.

Ethnic German refugees huddling in blankets - the only survivors of an original 150 Polish people who walked from Lodz in Poland to Berlin hoping to find food and shelter. They are waiting by a railway track hoping to be picked up by a British army train. Ethnic German refugees converged on war-torn Germany by the millions after the end of WW2. Of this group of originally 150 people only 10 reached Berlin.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr. (pictured before his promotion to full General). March 30, 1943.

Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr. (pictured before his promotion to full General). March 30, 1943.