History

Heinrich Himmler, Holocaust Architect

Schutzstaffel (Protection Squadron; SS), and a leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Germany. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and among those most directly responsible for the Holocaust.As a member of a reserve battalion during World War I, Himmler did not see active service.

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Another album from Shah’s photos

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was born on October 27, 1919. His father, who was then an officer in the Persian Cossack regiment, became shah (king) of Iran as Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1926. Mohammad Reza was proclaimed crown prince at the age of six.

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New Yorkers Beat the Heat 1950s-Style

The heat waves of 2016 are forecasted to be ones for the history books, with future summers getting even hotter. But when it comes to consecutive days of extreme heat, it’s a summer from the past that really stands out: in New York City in 1953, the temperature was in the 90s (or higher) every day between July 15 and …

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Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten

The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten took place on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London. Philip had been made Duke of Edinburgh on the morning of the wedding.

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Soviet Union Revolution

the Russian Revolution was a pair of revolutions in Russia in 1917 which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. 

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Rare photos of farah diba

Farah Pahlavi was the first woman in the country’s 2500-year history to be bestowed with that title. She was adored, almost worshipped by many of her late husband’s subjects.

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Less seen photos of artists

Gholām-Hossein Banān (1911 – 1986) was an musician and singer. He was one of the most prominent singers of the 20th century, and was renowned for the quality of his voice amongst others.

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Pictures of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh

Sadegh Ghotbzadeh (1936 – 1982) was a close aide of Ayatollah Khomeini during his 1978 exile in France, and foreign minister during the homeland hostage crisis following the Revolution. In 1982, he was executed for allegedly plotting the assassination of Ayatollah Khomeini and the overthrow of the Islamic Republic.

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Hamid reza pahlavi in the picture frame

Hamid Reza Pahlavi (4 July 1932 – 12 July 1992) was Reza Shah’s eleventh and last born child, and a half-brother of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last shah .

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Dissolution of the Soviet Union

The dissolution of the Soviet Union occurred on 26 December 1991, officially granting self-governing independence to the Republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). It was a result of the declaration number 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.

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