Thursday, May 18, 2017

Looking Back: Some Past Scenes

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Crash on an aircraft carrier, WW2
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The crew of Apollo 1 practising their water landing in 1966. 

Apollo 1 was the first manned mission of the United States Apollo program, which had as its ultimate goal a manned lunar landing. It was scheduled for takeoff on February 21, 1967 but never made it, a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test on January 27 killed all three crew members: Command Pilot Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Senior Pilot Edward H. White II, and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee. The name Apollo 1, chosen by the crew, was officially retired by NASA in commemoration of them on April 24, 1967.
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Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke left this family photo behind on the moon in 1972.
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Ferdinand Porsche showing a model of the Volkswagen Beetle to Adolf Hitler in 1935. 

Porsche, an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company, is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle (Lohner-Porsche), the Volkswagen Beetle and the Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK.
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Brighton Swimming Club, 1863

How did they keep their hats on when swimming?
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ENIAC, the first computer ever built

ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was amongst the earliest electronic general-purpose computers made. Although designed and primarily used to calculate artillery firing tables for the United States Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory, its first programs included a study of the feasibility of the thermonuclear weapon. ENIAC was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania on February 15, 1946 and calculated a trajectory in 30 seconds that took a human 20 hours.
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Adolf Hitler’s pants after the failed assassination attempt at Wolf’s Lair in 1944
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A Jewish concentration camp inmate holds a Nazi guard at gunpoint.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received his American citizenship, 1983
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Steamboats on the Mississippi River, 1907
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Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945
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Samurai warriors taken between 1860 and 1880
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Marilyn Monroe performing for the troops in Korea, 1954
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Fat Man, the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, on a transport carriage, Tinian Island, 1945
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Every single item from a 1991 RadioShack flyer can now be done with a smartphone


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