The Most Important Photos In History
The Final Public Execution by Guillotine
Back in the day, aside from hanging the most famous way to execute someone was via Guillotine. Luckily we do not have this anymore, as it’s pretty barbaric! But this image is a very important reminder of our past.
The Atomic Bomb hitting Nagasaki
The atomic bomb dropped on Japan by the United States back in 1945 during the war and as a response to the Pearl Harbour bombing can be seen here. Its effects were felt throughout the city, with many thousands losing their lives. This image represents a moment where everything changed for the people of Nagasaki.
The Sun Setting On Mars
An absolutely iconic image here. The sunset has always been a special moment in most cultures and to see a sunset on an alien planet is something people of the past never thought they would see. But in 2005, the unthinkable happened. This is an image that tells us so much about how it feels to be on another planet, somewhere millions of miles away.
The 5th Solvay Conference
The Solvay conferences have always been a gathering place of the best scientists in the world. But what is special about this 5th edition of the conference is the amazing collection of famous scientists all in one place. Einstein, Heisenberg, Marie Curie, Schrodinger, Niels Bohr, and many more iconic names of science all attended the event.
Tiananmen Square – An Alternate View
Tiananmen Square was an iconic event in Chinese history, as it was the day where students protested against the Chinese government. When the government decided to get tough and send in army tanks to deal with the protestors, the majority of the students ran. But one stood in front of the tank, refusing to move. He was willing to sacrifice his life for what he believed in, and he stood in front of a line of army tanks. It was truly an iconic moment.