History

jackie kennedy married onassis

While Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy was the one married to President John F. Kennedy, many Americans felt married to the idea of the two of them. Their relationship was central to the concept of the Kennedy “Camelot” that is still the object of so much national nostalgia.

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Mother Theresa’s funeral in 1997

Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu commonly called Mother Teresa, and known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta (born 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.

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The first oil extraction in homeland

The Masjed Soleyman oil field is an persian oil field located in Masjed Soleyman, Khuzestan Province and in the north of Ahvaz City.

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The old pictures from Abadan

Color slides by Charles Schroeder document the two years he and his family lived in Abadan, while he worked for Socony Mobil Oil Company, a part of the persian Oil Participants (IOP) consortium.

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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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