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Fascinating 20th Century Photos

 Can anyone argue that the 20th century may have been the most momentous and incredible century in recorded history? Some historians may argue this point, but I for one cannot imagine a century that changed the world more. At its beginning, the car was a new invention, and electricity was only starting to be used. By the end of it, people were using little computers in their pocket to talk to electronic items in space, we have left Earth and landed on the moon, medicine has taken such huge steps it is almost unrecognizable. 

The world was rocked by two world wars, the worst wars we ever witnessed, and we learned and grew, invented new social orders and have progressed so far with technology, so much more than any century before it. This fascinating series of photos will give us a look at some of the moments this epic century has gone through.

1. A few minutes after the atomic bomb "Fat Man" was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, 1945.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

2. The coronation of the Central-Africa Republic, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, 1977.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

3. 2 British warships and 2 Austro-Hungarian Battleships anchored in Turkey, 1914.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

4. Tandem-bikes used to make enough energy to operate a light radio station, 1917.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

5. A marine, First Private Delton Gunderson, checking the area following Operation Virginia, 1966.

Historical photos early 20th century

6. The battleship HMS How passing Egyptian forces in the Suez Canal, during WW2, 1944.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

7. A rescue worker holding a cat among the ruins of a street in London following a V-1 attack, 1945.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

8. The airship Hindenburg watches over the Berlin Olympic Stadium during the 1936 Olympics.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

9. Times Square, 1945.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

10. Albert Einstein, holding the Nobel Prize for Physics, meets the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1930.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

11. Muhammad Ali runs next to Queen Elizabeth's horse carriage, London, 1963.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

12. A photo of New York during the infamous power break of 1977.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

13. Hooverville - A shanty town made following the great depression, Central Park, NYC, 1932.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

14. Women protesting the order to wear Hijabs following the Iranian revolution, 1979.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

15. Shooting practice by German forces, 1935.

Historical photos early 20th century
 

16. British forces light up the sky during an aerial exercise over Gibraltar, 1942.

Historical photos early 20th century

Image source: kickassfacts

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