Here's What You Didn't Know About The Spanish Flu Pandemic
The 1918 flu pandemic, also called Spanish influenza, was one of the most deadly 20th-century diseases. It went on to affect tens of millions of people all over the world and devastated many communities.
These Windows Into History Always Fascinate Me
Girls delivering ice, a profession that was traditionally reserved for men, 16 September 1918. Titanic's giant propellers dwarf their creators, 1911. Survivors of the Titanic, April 1912. Zeppelin balloon over the Capitol Building in Washington.
QUIZ: Can You Beat This 18 Question Grab-For-All?
Bethlehem Nazareth Jerusalem It is unknown World War I started and ended in... 1913 and 1918 1914 and 1919 1915 and 1918 1914 and 1918 Name the part of your body that produces insulin Pancreas Kidneys Intestines Liver Is your blood type determined by the genes you inherit from your parents?
The Pandemic That Came Before: Photos From the Spanish Flu
The version of the virus that had developed in 1918 has been especially deadly, and despite the confusing name, this flu pandemic wasn't limited to or started in Spain, it was a global crisis that killed an estimated 50-100 million people worldwide on all continents.
These Incredible Photos Are Pieces History Will Never Forget
An abandoned Jadtiger, 1940s German soldiers during World War 1, 1914-1918 A man and his Penny Farthing, Early 1900s 1932, Hungary, Cowboys in sheepskin and a horse center around a well in the puszta An American F-105 warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute.
10 World War I Inventions We Still Use Every Day
Kettering managed to build such a machine in 1918. It was called the "Kettering Aerial Torpedo", or the "Kettering Bug", and had cardboard wings and a wood laminate and paper-mâché fuselage.
These Photographs Are From Other Times and Places
Women carry blocks of ice off of a truck, 1918. Singaporeans abuse heroin in an opium den, 1918. A man loses control of his car in Washington, 1921. A primitive flight simulator is used for practice by pilots, 1942. Newspaper boys enjoy a smoke, 1910.
The Lovely Impressionist Paintings of Artist Childe Hassam
Across the Avenue in Sunlight, June, 1918 (By xennex, Wiki Art ) 22. Outskirts of East Gloucester, 1918 (By xennex, Wiki Art ) Share this with all the art-lovers you know!
This Imam Lives in a Special Kind of Palace. Wow.
Yahya Muhammad Hamiddin (1869-1948) became Imam of the Zaydis after his father’s death in 1904, then Imam of Yemen in 1918 and remained in that post until his assassination in 1948. The five-story building has lots of rooms and many sets of stairs that seem to take you around in circles.
Add Color to These Vintage Photos With a Mere Mouse Click!
Take a look at these 19 amazing colorized photographs that will make you feel like you were actually there when they were taken: National American Ballet dancers, summer 1914 Women delivering blocks of ice, 1918 Painting of WWII propaganda posters underway at Port Washington, New York in July 1942 Louis
Can You Beat Our World History Trivia Quiz?
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the 28th June 1914 triggered a chain of events that resulted in WWI 1914 1918 1915 1921 Who was the first Western explorer to write about his adventures in China?
Covered in Snow, This Capital City is a Winter Wonderland
Before Moscow became the capital of Russia, St Petersburg was the capital from 1712 until 1918. Moscow claims the largest number of billionaires in the world. According to Forbes, there are 84 billionaires in the city. Moscow is named after a river.
History is Full of Strong and Brave Women...
(Circa 1900) source 5) Women's League Roller Derby, New York. (1950) source 6) Strong Women Lifting Heavy Blocks of Ice. (1918) source 7) Brave Parisian Women Shield Their Kids from German Sniper Fire. (1944) source 8) A Muslim Woman helps a Jewish Woman Avoid Prosecution by Covering Up her Star of David
Drown in the Gorgeous Realist Paintings of Edward Hopper!
Night on the El Train, 1918 (By xennex, Wikiart ) 6. Bluff, 1916-19 (By Inês, Wikiart ) 7. Girl at a Sewing Machine, 1921 (By xennex, Wikiart ) 8. Jo Sketching at Good Harbour Beach, 1923 (By hayabuzo, Wikiart ) 9. Deck of a Beam Trawler, Gloucester, 1923 (By hayabuzo, Wikiart ) 10.
Celebrate Thanksgiving: 15 Rare Images of a Nation's Roots
settlers and Wampanoag Indians sharing a harvest feast in 1621, a meal that is said to herald our modern day Thanksgiving feast. 1864 Illustrated here, Union troops of 5th and 9th Corps receive Thanksgiving rations during the US Civil ar. 1910 Children in fancy dress, take part in a Thanksgiving pageant. 1918
Some Lesser Known But Stunning Works of Norman Rockwell
Pardon Me, Cover of the Saturday Evening Post on January 26, 1918 (By Norman Rockwell, Wikimedia Commons ) 6. We, Too, Have a Job to Do, painted in 1942 and published in the 1944 Brown & Bigelow Boy Scout Calendar ( Wikipedia ) 7. Tough Call, 1948 ( Wikipedia ) 8.
17 Historical Pics That Give a Glimpse of The Past
An officer holds a cigar with two canaries on it, 1918. 2. A zoo-keeper gives a penguin a shower from a watering can, 1930. 3. A woodcutter competition taking place in Sydney, 1957. 4. Traffic is on hold as a cat walks by in New York City, 1925. 5.
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with These Rare Photographs
Two canaries find a nice warm perch, 1918. Some penguins enjoy a shower on a balmy hot day. Appearing as Ringo Starr, ladies and gentleman, it's Mr. Alfred Hitchcock. 22 Flexible students cram into a telephone box, 1959. He's Picasso the sailor man!
These Photos Show How Much The World Has Changed…
Nurses in bomb trenches between hospital wards, France, 1918 16. Albert Einstein lecturing on the Theory of Relativity, 1922 17. Two female bootleggers, 1921 18.
16 Historical Pictures That’ll Bring Back Memories…
Snow sleds of the Soviet Postal Service in operation in the Khabarovsk region; circa 1983. 16. 12,500 American officers, nurses, and civilians gathered together to create the American eagle emblem; Atlanta, Georgia, 1918. image source: Kickass Facts 16 Historical Images fascinating, nostalgia, soldiers
What a Beautiful City Budapest Is!
It also became the second capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I.
Where Children Come to Feel Better...
The Cok Children's hospital, Fort Worth, Texas The roots of this hospital go back to 1918, But its guiding line has remained the same: imrpove the health of all children brought to it, by treating and prevention of disease and injury. This is done by combining close care and advanced technology .
Admire Some of History’s Finest Photos Reimagined in Color
Photo of Female Workers during World War I Fueling Kilns with Charcoal at The Glebe Sugar Refinery Co. (1918, Greenock, Scotland) Image Credit: Mario Unger 7. Italian Race Car Driver Ugo Sivocci at the Targa Florio Automobile Race in an Alfa Romeo (1922) Image Credit: Mario Unger 8.
20 Years of Art in the Making, Courtesy of Pablo Picasso
Portrait d'Olga dans un fauteuil (Olga in an Armchair), 1918, now in the Musée Picasso, Paris (By Pablo Picasso, Wikipedia ) 33. Still Life, 1918, now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (By Pablo Picasso, Wikipedia ) 34.