Titanic: Newspaper Front Pages With the First Stories of the Disaster on April 15, 1912

Here are some front pages of newspapers around the country, showing very first reports of the Titanic disaster. Newspaper front pages with the first stories of the Titanic disaster on April 15, 1912 As you can see, several of the headlines were completely inaccurate. Of course, that’s to be expected — there was very littleContinue reading “Titanic: Newspaper Front Pages With the First Stories of the Disaster on April 15, 1912”

49 Vintage Photos Showing the Ruins of Sarnia, Ontario After the Tornado in 1953

A powerful tornado struck the city of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, on the afternoon of May 21, 1953. It made at least 150 homes on the more suburban outskirts of the city were damaged and in some instances reduced to rubble. Financial losses in Canada totaled $15 million; five people were killed, 48 were injured, andContinue reading “49 Vintage Photos Showing the Ruins of Sarnia, Ontario After the Tornado in 1953”

24 Amazing Vintage Photos of Rochester, New York’s Great Flood of 1913

The Great Flood of 1913 occurred between March 23 and March 26, after major rivers in the central and eastern United States flooded from runoff and several days of heavy rain. Related deaths and damage in the United States were widespread and extensive. While the exact number is not certain, flood-related deaths in Ohio, Indiana,Continue reading “24 Amazing Vintage Photos of Rochester, New York’s Great Flood of 1913”

27 Incredible Vintage Photos of Blizzards and Snowfalls in New York City’s Past

Whether they’re facing flurries of snowflakes or all-out blizzards, New Yorkers are all too familiar with old man winter! See how the Big Apple has weathered the cold…

Remarkable Images of the ‘Princess May’ on the Rocks at Lynn, Alaska, 1910

Remarkable images of the steamship Princess May, resting at a seemingly impossible angle, after running aground on rocks in the Lynn Canal, Alaska on 5 August 1910. The passengers, crew and cargo (including a shipment of gold) were all evacuated safely. The Grounding of the Princess May is one of the most famous shipwreck photographsContinue reading “Remarkable Images of the ‘Princess May’ on the Rocks at Lynn, Alaska, 1910”

The Last Known Photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Boarding the Space Shuttle on January 28, 1986

This is the last known photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew boarding the space shuttle on January 28, 1986. Tragedy would strike 73 seconds into launch as the shuttle’s O-ring on it’s right booster failed leading to the separation of the Solid Rocket Booster. Extreme aerodynamic forces then broke up the orbiter. The crewContinue reading “The Last Known Photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger Crew Boarding the Space Shuttle on January 28, 1986”

The Infamous Montparnasse Train Derailment, 1895

These incredible photos of the wreck at Gare Montparnasse in Paris shows a very dramatic scene of a train that has crashed through the wall and partially tumbled to the street. The cause? Both mechanical failure and human error. The train was late, so the driver had it pull into the station at a highContinue reading “The Infamous Montparnasse Train Derailment, 1895”

25 Newspaper Headlines From the Past That Shaped History

This collection of newspaper headlines chronicles some of the most memorable events of the past, informing and shocking millions of readers in just a few words. Ultimately, these iconic events helped shaped the history of the world.

Montparnasse Derailment: The Story Behind the Incredible Images of the Train That Broke Through a Building in Paris, 1895

These incredible photos of the wreck at Gare Montparnasse in Paris shows a very dramatic scene of a train that has crashed through the wall and partially tumbled to the street. The cause? Both mechanical failure and human error. The train was late, so the driver had it pull into the station at a highContinue reading “Montparnasse Derailment: The Story Behind the Incredible Images of the Train That Broke Through a Building in Paris, 1895”

“Death Leap From Blazing Hotel” – The Story Behind the Photo Taken by an Amateur Photographer That Won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize

This is the site of the worst hotel fire in US history. In the predawn hours of December 7, 1946, the Winecoff Hotel fire killed 119 people. The 15 story building still stands adjacent to this marker. At the time, this building had neither fire escapes, fire doors, nor sprinklers. For two and a halfContinue reading ““Death Leap From Blazing Hotel” – The Story Behind the Photo Taken by an Amateur Photographer That Won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize”