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"The Most Beautiful Suicide" - On May 1st, 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale stood on the 86th floor of the observation deck of the Empire State Building and leapt to her death. Her body landed on a UN limousine that was parked on a curb and minutes after her death, photography student, Robert Wiles, photographed Evelyn's body, the photo ran in LIFE magazine's May 12th, 1947 issue.

A most beautiful suicide – 23 year old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from an observation deck floor) of the Empire State Building, May She landed on a United Nations limousine… Photography by Weegee ( Robert Wiles)

Leaving Parkland Hospital after the death of the President, Attorney General and brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy right behind her. Several times Jackie was offered a washcloth and a change of clothes, but she said, “No. Let them see what they’ve done to Jack.”

Leaving Parkland Hospital after the death of the President, Attorney General and brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy right behind her. Several times Jackie was offered a washcloth and a change of clothes, but she said, “No.

A B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the Empire State Building on the foggy morning of July 28, 1945. New York Times photographer Ernie Sisto had two of his friends hold his belt while he dangled off the side of the building to take this photograph of the remains of the plane still smashed into the outer wall.

A bomber crashes into the Empire State Building on the morning of July And yet the building did not collapse. New York Times photographer Ernie Sisto had two of his friends hold his belt while he dangled off the side of the building to snap this photo.

An 8 year-old coal miner in Utah or Colorado, USA, in the early 1900's

Miner Boy working in a coal mine… and kids think they have it tough today. Before the Child labor laws were put into effect.

Photos to demonstrate progress … but click to read "Time-Maybe its not Linear?"

Never Forget Ghost's And Tyrants Of History Past, Same place, different time. will history repeat?

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)[1] (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.[2]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping

OzHipHop.Com Forum - Odd / Cool 1930 infographic: History of the whole world - Powered by XMB 1.9.11 (Debug Mode)

From the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection (Made in : The Histomap. Four thousand years of world history. High resolution image in MrSID format can be obtained here.

A black man fearlessly drinks out of a "white only" water fountain when segregation was at its worst. This photo caught my eye because it displays something I haven't seen in many civil rights pictures: humor. He seems to almost be daring the person behind the camera to challenge him.

trebled-negrita-princess: “deenoverdami: “essentialisinvisible: “Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 – by Cecil Williams. ” Yall act like racism ended thousands of years ago. But my dad is older than this damn picture. ” Not a single.

O operário que cruzou os braços diante de Hitler August Landmesserm

O operário que cruzou os braços diante de Hitler

The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser.

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