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30 Of The Most Interesting Pics And Facts From ‘History Of The World’ Facebook Page

Published 2 months ago

There are many sources that provide us with information about world history, but very few of them are entertaining enough to capture the attention of a large number of people. Though, historical photos have always seemed to engage more audiences than boring history books filled with worded facts.

If you are someone who likes knowing about the past but is not into reading heavy history books, you are at the right place. Today, we are introducing the Facebook page “The World Of History” which shares photos from the past along with the stories behind them. Check out some of their most interesting posts in the gallery below.

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#1 The Moment When President Bush Was Informed About The 9/11 Terrorist Attack, 2001

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#2 Knife Grinders In France 1902, They Worked Lying Down To Save Their Backs And Had Dogs Sit On Their Legs For Warmth

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#3 Berlin, Germany, 1985-2018

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#4 A Photograph Of A Filipino-American Family Taken More Than A Decade After The Us Colonization Of The Islands. The Photo Dates Back To 1912

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#5 An East German Border Guard Offers A Flower Through A Gap In The Berlin Wall On The Morning It Fell, 1989

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#6 A Serbian Soldier Sleeps With His Father Who Came To Visit Him On The Front Line Near Belgrade, 1914/1915

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#7 Noodle Delivery Boy In Tokyo, 1935

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#8 Residents Of West Berlin Show Their Children To Their Grandparents Living In East Berlin, 1961

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#9 Meeting Around A Baguette. France 1950. Photo By: Robert Doisneau

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#10 A Native American Mother And Her Child, 1900s

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#11 During WWII, Jews In Budapest Were Brought To The Edge Of The Danube, Ordered To Remove Their Shoes, And Shot, Falling Into The Water Below

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60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river’s bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims. ‘Shoes on the Danube Promenade’ by Can Togay and Gyula Pauer.

#12 A Victorian Couple Trying Not To Laugh While Getting Their Portraits Done, 1890s

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#13 On July 17, 1967, A Florida Lineman Named Randall Champion Accidentally Touched A High-Voltage Line — Which Sent 4,000 Volts Of Electricity Through His Body And Stopped His Heart

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Luckily, his friend and fellow lineman J.D. Thompson was close enough to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until paramedics arrived. Thanks to Thompson’s quick thinking, Champion survived the incident, and even reported to work the following week.

Unbeknownst to Champion and Thompson, a photographer for the Jacksonville Journal was standing just below them to capture this daring rescue. From the ground, Rocco Morabito snapped one of the most moving images in history — “The Kiss of Life.”

#14 Injured Dog In An Animal Ambulance Used During Ww2

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#15 3 People Pose For A Photo Whilst Wearing Face Masks During The Second Wave Of The Spanish Flu In California; 1918

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#16 Father, Son, Grandfather And Great Grandfather, New Guinea, 1970

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#17 Rejected Designs For The Eiffel Tower

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#18 Pope John Paul II Talks With Mehmet Agca, The Man Who Tried To Assassinate Him, In An Italian Prison, 1983

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#19 “4 Children For Sale”, 1948

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The photo first appeared in the The Vidette-Messenger of Valparaiso, Indiana on August 5, 1948. The children looked posed and a bit confused as their pregnant mother hides in shame her face from the photographer after putting her childrens up for sale. The caption read: “A big ‘For Sale’ sign in a Chicago yard mutely tells the tragic story of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux, who face eviction from their apartment. With no place to turn, the jobless coal truck driver and his wife decide to sell their four children. Mrs. Lucille Chalifoux turns her head from camera above while her children stare wonderingly. On the top step are Lana, 6, and Rae, 5. Below are Milton, 4, and Sue Ellen, 2”.

Family members accused the mother of being paid to stage the photo, which may have been part of the story, but unfortunately, she was dead serious about selling her children. Within two years all of the children pictures, as well as the baby she was carrying at the time, were sold off to different homes.

#20 Children Going To School Having To Cross A River By Pulley, Modena, Italy, 1959

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#21 The Queen Of England And Her Husband At The Horse Races In 1968

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#22 Tricycle Of 3 Year Old Boy Named Shin, Who Died 1,500 Meters From The Hypocenter Of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing, 1945

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#23 2 Year-Old Elvis Presley With His Parents, 1937

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#24 Double Leg Amputee Railway Signalman, James Wide, Photographed Working Alongside His Pet And Assistant, Jack Baboon, In Cape Town During The 1880s

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James Wide purchased a chacma baboon in 1881 and trained him to push his wheelchair and to operate the railway signals under supervision.

After initial scepticism, the railway decided to officially employ Jack once his job competency was verified. The baboon was paid twenty cents a day, and half a bottle of a beer each week. It is widely reported in his nine years of employment with the railway company, Jack never made a single mistake. That’s is wild and he worked there for nine years.

#25 18th Century Device That Allowed Researchers To Work/Read Up To 8 Open Books At A Time

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#26 A British Sailor Removing The Leg Chains Off An Enslaved Man Who Had Worn Them For Three Years

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The enslaved man, along with others, had escaped a slave-trading post off the coast of Oman when they heard the Royal Navy was nearby. ⁣(1907)

#27 This Is About A Victim, Not About Who Is To Blame. It Would Be Lovely To Honor Her And Others Who Lost Their Lives Here, And Debate Specifics Elsewhere

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The image has become iconic and the woman in it, a then 28-year-old Marcy Borders, became known as the ‘dust lady’ in the days after 9/11. She had been working in the North Tower of the World Trade Center only a month, on the 81st floor only 12 stories down from where American Airlines Flight 11 made impact. She made her way down the main stairwell of the tower, along with hundreds of others escaping. In the time it took her to reach the ground floor, the South Tower had just collapsed and an enormous dust cloud, visible from space, was rising. “I took chase from this cloud of dust and smoke that was following me,” Borders said. “Once it caught me it threw me on my hands and knees. Every time I inhaled my mouth filled up with it, I was choking. I was saying to myself out loud, I didn’t want to die, I didn’t want to die.” She was pulled from the dust and into a nearby lobby by a man, and that is where photographer Stan Honda snapped this haunting photo, seen around the world as a testament to the horrors of 9/11.

Marcy Borders passed away from stomach cancer in August 2015, cancer she believes was exacerbated by inhaling dust on that fateful day. The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program estimate that over 2,000 have died of illnesses related to the attack over the past 18 years.

#28 The 2800 Year Old Kiss!

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These human remains were unearthed in 1972 at the Teppe Hasanlu archaeological site, located in the Solduz Valley in the West Azerbaijan Province of Iran. The archaeologist who studied the skeletons confirms they were there since 2,800 years ago. The University of Pennsylvania has determined that the couple died together around 800 BC. The skeletons do appear like they are kissing each other before they died – as if to signify that love is eternal.

#29 British Soldier Retrieving Bandages From The Kit Of A Dog During Wwi, 1915

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#30 A Berlin Boy Sells Lemonade Using A Portable Lemonade Dispenser, 1931.

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya loves to explore beautiful, crazy, and wholesome stuff on the internet. She seeks to find something interesting in everything and strives to share her inspirations and explorations with people all over the world.

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