Usually, when you read a history article or story, it’s just facts and your imagination.
These pictures will show you how these historic events looked like.
They will make you feel like you were there.
Here are historical photographs that capture some of the rarest moments in history that you have probably never seen before.
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro fishing, 1960
Two of the most powerful men in Latin America fishing together off the coast of Cuba.
German declaration of war against the United States
Four days after the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States declaration of war against Japan, Adolf Hitler declared war against the USA on 11 December 1941.
He made this decision in response to what was claimed to be a series of provocations by the United States government when the US was still officially neutral during World War II.
Later that day, Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Germany.
Pearl Harbor surprise attack, 1941
Several bombs hit the USS Shaw during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.
1868 : the transcontinental railroad in Nevada
A native American overlooking the newly completed section of the transcontinental railroad in Nevada.
Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali in 1964
Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, then still named Cassius Clay, after Ali’s victory over Sonny Liston
“The Gadget”, the first atomic bomb
Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. The Gadget was the first atomic bomb ever made and was tested at the Trinity Site in New Mexico, on July 16th, 1945.
This atomic bomb had the same design as the Fat Man bomb later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945.
Soldiers in WWII
Two American soldiers having a laugh during WWII.
First selfie ever taken, 1900
This picture shows a female photographer and her Box Brownie.
The Beatles before crossing Abbey Road, 1969
Just before crossing the road, this photo was taken in the opposite direction of the road than the one on the album cover.
The First Photograph Taken on the Moon, 1969
Here is the first photo taken by Neil Armstrong after exiting Eagle, the landing module.
An American marine exhibits ‘the thousand-yard stare’
Pvt Theodore J. Miller boards transport after two days of Battle on Eniwetok (Marshall Islands).
Neil Armstrong eating his last earthly breakfast before launching to the moon, 1969
Here is Neil Armstrong enjoying his last breakfast before launching to the moon in 1969.
Soccer team of British WWI soldiers wearing gas masks, 1916
British soldiers play football while wearing gas masks during WWI, somewhere in the north of France, 1916.