Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side To American History

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History is brimming with all sorts of stories and photographs of the past. Some are of political and military significance. Others may hold social importance where others have captured defining moments in American history as a whole

Pictured here is Kathrine Switzer competing in the 1967 Boston Marathon even though she wasn’t allowed to. Despite efforts to stop her, she was the first woman to finish the race.

Whether it be through acts of war, peace, or artistic expression there are people and events that have greatly impacted American history. Influential figures, important battles, social movements, and technological advances. Collected here are a series of snippets that have one way or another, altered the course of history.

The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

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It was June 6, 1968, when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in the Ambassador Hotel shortly after winning the California presidential primaries. He died twenty-six hours later at Good Samaritan Hospital. The shooter was 24-year old Sirhan Sirhan. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1969, but in 1972 his sentence was dropped to life in prison. 

A casual Wonder Woman

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Lynda Carter portrayed the strongest female character on television from 1975 to 1979. She starred as Wonder Woman in the TV Series of the same name and stole the hearts of Americans. Wonder Woman wasn’t even Carter’s biggest claim to fame, she won the title of Miss World USA back in 1972.