Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 192, click here.
1. Father and son observe the launch of Apollo 11 on 16 July 1969.
2. Jonathan the Tortoise (the giant tortoise on the left), as photographed in 1886.
Jonathan is alive even today and is presently 186-187 years old. It holds the record for the oldest living terrestrial animal in the world, St Helena, 1886.
3. US Marines raise a US flag on top of Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII, 23 February 1945.
4. Thomas “Boston” Corbett, the English-born Union Army soldier who killed President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin: John Wilkes Booth, c. 1860-1865.
5. Harvey’s Resort Hotel bombing in Stateline, Nevada, 26 August 1980.
6. Bela Lugosi as young lieutenant in Austro-Hungarian army in WWI (served on Russian front), later became famous actor in role of Dracula and other horror films, 1916.
7. Anna Fisher, astronaut, on the cover of Life magazine, 1985.
8. Arrest photo of young activist Bernie Sanders, 1963.
9. Chairs and wreckage outside the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston, scene of the deadliest nightclub fire in US history, 29 November 1942.
10. Italian partisans in a village of the Chisone Valley (Val Chisone), Piedmont, 1944.
1,000 partisans established a free zone in this and the adjacent valleys in February-March 1944 and from May to August 1944, until driven out by 3,000 German and RSI troops (Operation “Nachtigall”).