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Rare Historical Photos That Every History Buff Should See

1. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on June 28, 1914, the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip (insert) in Sarajevo.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on June 28, 1914, the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip (insert) in Sarajevo.

2. Bruce Lee could do more than play a ping-pong game with nunchucks, he was quite the Cha-Cha dancer (honestly). 

Bruce Lee could do more than play a ping-pong game with nunchucks, he was quite the Cha-Cha dancer (honestly). 

3. The discovery of Machu Picchu in 1912 by Hirim Bingham III prior to any modern reconstruction taking place. 

The discovery of Machu Picchu in 1912 by Hirim Bingham III prior to any modern reconstruction taking place. 

4. Rare and candid photo of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. The good old days.

5. The headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist Party in 1934.

6. "Survival Town," Nevada was a replica town created by the U.S. Army in 1955 to test the affects of atomic bomb detonations.

7. WWII: Indian troops arriving in Singapore, November 1941.

8. Electrical engineer, genius, and archetypal "mad scientist" Nikola Tesla in his laboratory testing his "Magnifying Transmitter" in 1900.

9. Martin Luther King removes a burned cross from the lawn of his home while his son, Martin, stands by his side.

Martin Luther King removes a burned cross from the lawn of his home while his son, Martin, stands by his side.

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10. This is some of the first photographic documentation of child labor in the spinning room of The Bibb Mill No. 1, Macon, Georgia, 1909.

11. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard taking a break from filmingBreakfast at Tiffany's in 1961.

12. The only known photograph of a living "Quagga."

13. Astronaut Michael Collins took this photo of the Lunar Module where Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were located while Earth looms in the background during the Apollo 11 Mission in 1969.

14. A day at the beach for Albert Einstein in 1939.

15. The only known photograph (left) of "Nipper," the fox terrier on the His Master's Voice label (EMI, RCA, JVC Records).

16. Ernest Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowski during the First World War.

 

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