Here you will find historical photos in chronological order. Newest material is at the top. Older towards the bottom.
2017 – Goggles designed to help the blind see.
2016 – Self Tying Shoes
2015 – Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality headsets becoming common.
2014 – Bionic hands make a great leap forward in development.
2014 – The amount of planets we have discovered this year is greater than all others combined.
2014 – App created to translate languages in real time.
2014 – Green Screen technology makes serious advances.
2014 – Bathroom stalls with Smart Glass developed.
2014 – Chemicals developed to resist liquid.
2014 – Astronaut took the first “selfie” in space.
2014 – new technology
2014 – Shanghai between 1987 and now
December 6, 2013 (World War II) – More than 72 years after the Nazi bombing of Belgrade during WWII, this high explosive demolition bomb (1000kg/2200lb) was found under one old building located downtown.
2012 – U.S. import and export routes for beef
October 31, 2010 (Korean War) -A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following a luncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgang resort October 31, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans were allowed to spend three days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they had been separated from since the 1950-53 war.
October 1, 1999 – Russian troops began the campaign ended the de facto independence of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and restored Russian federal control over the territory.
June 5, 1989 (Cold War) – The incident took place near Tiananmen on Chang’an Avenue , which runs east-west along the south end of the Forbidden City in Beijing, on June 5, 1989, one day after the Chinese government’s violent crackdown on the Tiananmen protests. The man stood in the middle of the wide avenue, directly in the path of a column of approaching Type 59 tanks to prevent them from reaching the large crowds of people protesting.
1988 (Cold War) – The U.S.S.R. launched an unmanned space shuttle named “Buran” and was successful. A 1993 flight was scheduled, but since the U.S.S.R. collapsed in 1991 the space program was mothballed. In 2001 Russia was thinking about reviving the program, but the hanger housing “Buran” collapsed inward and smashed the shuttle. Here is replica of that shuttle for tourists visiting Russia.
1980 (Cold War) – After 7 years in development the M1 Abrams makes its appearance on a world level.
August 1963 (U.S. Civil Rights Movement) – Martin Luther King, Jr. raised his arms as he addressed the crowd in his “I Have a Dream” speech. His performance there, and the subsequent photos of the crowds and his address, were a turning point in the blossoming civil rights movement.
1963 (U.S. Civil Rights Movement) – Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King Jr. Belafonte supported the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and was one of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s confidants. He provided for King’s family, since King made only $8,000 a year as a preacher. Like many other civil rights activists, Belafonte was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He bailed King out of Birmingham City Jail and raised thousands of dollars to release other civil rights protesters. He financed the Freedom Rides, supportedvoter registration drives, and helped to organize the March on Washington in 1963. Harry Belafonte was also a singer and songwriter. Want to here him? Click HERE.
April 1961 (Cold War) – A group of captured U.S.-backed Cuban exiles, known as Brigade 2506, being lined up by Fidel Castro’s soldiers at the Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs), Cuba, following an unsuccessful invasion of the island.
May 1, 1960 (Cold War) – The Soviet Union shot down a U-2 reconnaissance plane flown by Francis Gary Powers. Powers parachuted to safety, but he was apprehended by Soviet authorities. Under questioning, Powers admitted that he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, and that his mission was to gather intelligence on the Soviet Union. The ensuing diplomatic mess was an embarrassment to the United States, and it led to the scuttling of a long-planned conference between Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
1948 – Perhaps the most famous incorrect headline in history, the Chicago Tribune printed early editions of that day’s issue saying that Harry Truman had lost the presidential election in order to make their deadlines. Their Washington correspondent, as well as conventional wisdom, assumed Truman would lose. However, Truman pulled ahead and won, making the papers inaccurate and leading to this classic image of a newly minted president showing the dangers of sloppy journalism.
September 1947 – From left, Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill,Minton’s Playhouse, New York, N.Y. Thelonious Monk is the second-most recorded jazz composer afterDuke Ellington. Want to hear Monk’s work? Click Here
1946 – Mugshot of Tokyo Rose
May 20, 1920 (World History)- The nine kings in Windsor Castle due to the funeral of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. From left to right is King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manuel II of Portugal, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King George I of Greece and King Albert I of Belgium. Seated, from left to right: King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King George V of Britain and King Frederick VIII of Denmark.
1915 (World War I) – RMS Olympic, the Titanic’s sister ship, in wartime camouflage.
1915 (World War I) – Troops heading back through what was once their home city.
1915 (World War I) – This bi-plane lost a battle against a zeppelin (airship), but as you can see, even if you survey your plane being shot up you still need to figure out how to land and the trees of Europe killed a lot of pilots.
1913 (World History)- Archaeologists take this bust of Nefertiti home to Germany. At this point its about 3,300 years old. As of January 2014 the country of Egypt is still trying to get it back. Germany is claiming its too delicate to move.
April 1912 (Science) – This is believed to be the last known photo taken of the R.M.S. Titanic before it was sunk.
1799 (World History) – The “Rosetta Stone” was discovered. Its named after the area it was found in. The reason its such an important piece of history is not because it was simply made in 196 B.C.E., but because it has both Greek and Hieroglyphics. This gave archaeologists cause to believe this stone would allow people to translate ancient texts from Egypt. The stone is still trying to be translated.