Robert Capa, photo-journalist took the only action photos of D-Day. Was killed May 25, 1954 stepping on a land mine while on assignment in the First Indochina War. He was 40.
Robert Capa took this when he landed with US troops at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Most of the film from that day was accidentally ruined during development by a lab assistant at LIFE Magazine.
George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.
The first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier was Thornsbury Bailey Brown; he was killed May 22nd 1861 in Taylor County, Virginia.
Robert Capa - Laos. Luang Prabang. May 1954. A French soldier guarding the Royal Palace.
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A close up of the Faberge Myrtle Leaf tiara. Made in 1906 by Faberge's workmaster, Albert Holmstrom, for Hugh William Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster, for his bride, Lady Mabel Crighton, when they wed on 21 April 1906. He was killed in action during the First World War, aged 30.
Zac is seen stepping out in LA for the first time since news broke of his facial damage, which resulted in stitches and his mouth being wired shut. He may still be on the mend, though, since he was spotted carrying a towel and an ice pack while heading to his car.
Motala, age 50, lost his foot after stepping on a land mine. Thanks to the dedicated workers at the world's only elephant hospital located in Lampang, Thailand, and he received a new prosthetic leg.
Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division carry a wounded buddy through the jungle in May 1966. AP Photo by Henri Huet who was killed later in the war.
I believe that Man-E-Faces was actually the first He-Man / Masters of the Universe action figure I ever got, on vacation in Ohio while visiting family.
Panoramio - Photo of Blythewood Plantation, Amite, LA--During the Spanish rule, 3000 acres of land was granted to Reliegh Self on which the original Blythewood was built before the Civil War, and became a working cotton plantation. The home was burned and in 1885 Daniel Hardy Sanders rebuilt Blythewood in all of its original splendor! It took 3 years to complete this 18-room Colonial Revival Style Mansion! Blythewood not only is open for tours but also hosts Bed and Breakfasts
Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor on Nov. 16, 2010 for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. He was the first living person to receive the award after the Vietnam War.
Albert Fish. Child killer & cannibal short circuited the electric chair when he went there in January 1936 because of the many needled embedded in his stomach and that it took a second jolt to kill him. I recently read somewhere that not only did the chair short circuit and he was not killed by the first jolt but that during that first jolt he laughed. That has been what I read on a number of sites but Snopes might know if it's 100% true.
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) - American author & journalist, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers. In 1918, he was seriously wounded & returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms".
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This is Sergeant Alvin C. York. Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I. He was only a Corporal when he led an attack on a German machine gun nest where he and his men took out 32 machine guns during the Argonne Offensive in October 1918.
strange these days when my only concern was to walk without stepping on land lines
Maj. Robert H. Lawrence Jr. named first Black Astronaut . Maj. Lawrence successfully completed the Air Force Flight Test Pilot Training School at Edwards AFB, California. In the same month (June 30, 1967) he was selected by the USAF as an astronaut in the Air Force's Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL) program, thus becoming the first black astronaut. He was killed during a training flight later on the same year.
For the Walls...
After years of the Spanish media dissecting his bachelorhood and choice of women, Prince Felip wed award-winning television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, despite the fact that she was previously divorced. The wedding took place on May 22, 2004 at the Almudena Cathedral in Mardia and was watched on television by more than 25 million viewers in Spain alone. Ortiz gained the new title of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Asturias.
This jaw-dropping action shot of an Austrian Bald Eagle was taken while the eagle was attempting to land during crosswinds. (photo by: Sitzwohl Bernhard)
The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him.
Cpl.Kory Wiens and MWD Sgt. Cooper Weins ,both killed in action July 6, 2007 while on patrol in Muhammad Sath , Iraq. Kory and Cooper were the first Military Working Dog team killed in combat together since Vietnam. RIP Heroes and thank you for your sacrifice . K9 Heroes , shared Freedon Is Not Free's Photo.
Diane Arbus Self Portrait | this photo is how she let her husband know she was pregnant. He then carried the photo in his pocket while away at war.
This jaw-dropping action shot of an Austrain Bald Eagle was taken while the eagle was attempting to land during crosswinds. (photo by: Sitzwohl Bernhard)
Wild Bill Hickok is probably the most famous Deadwood resident, even though he was only in town a few short weeks. James Butler Hickok arrived in Deadwood, along with Colorado Charlie Utter and Calamity Jane, in July of 1876. He was a well-known gambler and gunslinger, participating in many shootouts before coming to Deadwood. He was killed on August 2, 1876 when Jack McCall shot him from behind while playing poker.
Robert the Bruce’s grandson, Robert Stewart, became King of Scotland on this day in 1371. He was the first monarch of the House of Stewart
all things floral
This picture of Ernie Pyle's body, taken soon after he was killed by a Japanese bullet, was never released to the public. The man who took the picture, Army photographer Alexander Roberts, told a friend of Pyle's that the War Department withheld it "out of deference" to Pyle's ailing widow, Jerry.
Otto Hofmann (1896 – 1982) was an Austrian SS-Gruppenführer and an official of Nazi Germany's "Race and Settlement Main Office". In this capacity, he was one of the participants in the Wansee Conference that set the policies for the Holocaust. After the war, in 1948, Hofmann was sentenced to 25 years in prison for war crimes. He was pardoned in 1954. Thereafter, he worked as a clerk until his death in 1982.
Spanish Civil War: Bidding farewell before getting on a military train directed to the Aragon front, August 1936. ROBERT CAPA
In 1839, a year after the first photo containing a human being was made, photography pioneer Robert Cornelius made the first ever portrait of a human being. On a sunny day in October, Robert Cornelius set up his camera in the back of his father’s gas lamp-importing business on Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia. The picture he produced that day was the first photographic self-portrait. It is also widely considered the first
June 6 1865 William Clarke Quantrill dies of wounds suffered in May...Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers. Quantrill was 24 when he died.