Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 306, click here.
1. Woman cutting her birthday cake in Iran 1973, 5 years before the Islamic Revolution.
2. Reporters who exposed the Watergate Scandal watch President Nixon resign, 1974.
3. Russian Orthodox priest wearing deerskin, taken in 1901.
4. A Kurdish mother and her three children in a desperate situation on the mountains after escaping Saddam Hussein along with millions of Kurds after the first Gulf War in 1991.
5. Myrtle Corbin, who was born with two sets of legs, two pelvises, and two functional sets of sexual/reproductive organs.
The photo was taken between 1868-1928.
6. Police officer dives into the pool of the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, FL, to break up integrationist swim in.
Standing to the right with his back to the camera is motel owner James Brock, who minutes earlier had emptied containers of muriatic acid into the pool, 18 June 1964.
7. A Gondolier (Venetian boatman), aboard a small boat on the waters of a canal among the residential homes of the city of Venice, Kingdom of Italy, c. 1900.
8. The first Ronald McDonald, taken in 1963.
9. Traumatized survivors are led out of the San Ysidro McDonald’s after unemployed welder James Huberty went on a shooting rampage.
He killed 21 people before being taken down by a police sniper, San Ysidro, USA, in July 1984.