From 1876 to 1965 there was an enforced mandatory segregation in all public places called “Jim Crow Law”s. During these horrible times in history blacks were technically free. These laws were eventually abolished in 1965.
This 14 kiloton nuclear test took place on the Nevada Proving Grounds. Named “Charlie”, this test was part of “Operation Buster-Jangle”. Many soldiers who were part of the test later died from cancers because so little was known about the effects of radiation.
Newspapers and the military told they found a UFO, but one day later the military changed its story and no one really knew what actually happened at the crash site. After the Roswell incident great advances in aircraft, technology and computers became common.
This 9.0 earthquake was the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded. It is the worst nuclear disaster in the history of the world. It hit the Oshika Peninsula and destroyed a nuclear power plant that is still leaking radioactive fluids into the sea.
The Beatles get introduced for the first time to the American audience on the Ed Sullivan show. This image was during rehearsal for the Beatles first American appearance. There were 70 million viewers recorded.
On January 16, 1920 prohibition was about to hit. Millions of Americans lined up to buy their last legal drinks. The 18th Amendment outlawed “the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors” and took reign for the following 12 years till it was repealed. Organized crime prevailed at this time.
Over 216 nuclear tests were done around the world in the 1940’s in different environments like the atmosphere, underwater, and space. One of the most well known tests was at Bikini Atoll. From 1946-1958, 23 nuclear bombs were detonated at seven sites on the atoll. The one seen above was detonated in just 90 feet of water and caused massive damage and contamination to the atoll.
This is the very first photo taken of Machu Pichu. At almost 7,500 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu was inhabited from 1450-1550, before being abandoned for hundreds of years. Since then over 30% of the structures have been rebuilt or escavated. It is a UNESCo world heritage site.
Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor holds a kitten named “Miss Hap” because it was born at the wrong place at the wrong time. The kitten was an orphan. A soldier had killed its mother for making too much noise.
Black Sea Bass hide on the bottom of the sea in caves and crevices and can live for 100 years. This image is of Edward Llewellen and his world record black sea bass which weighed in at 425 lbs. It was caught off of Catalina Island on August 26th and shook the fishing world.
Here you see Jan Rose Kasmir peacefully standing up to the military at a Washington, D.C. demonstration. Protests occured in every major city against the war. Demonstrators clashed with soldiers and violence broke out. The group surrounded a line of military soldiers for two days and over 680 people were arrested.
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