Here are this week’s interesting historical photos.
1. Chicago Cubs team
Chicago Cubs team with mascot, Chicago, Illinois, 1908
2. A father and son on the picket line
In 1980, despite the general dislike of Reagan by organized labor, he managed to gain the endorsement of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO). However, in early August of 1981, when PATCO voted to strike over demands for increases in wages and benefits, Reagan gave them two days to get back to work or be fired.
In what was to be one of Reagan’s shows of resolve, he ended up firing more than half of them within the next two weeks (over 11,000 controllers). Wilentz notes that “Not in living memory had the federal government crushed a strike so effectively.”
3. Camouflaged road
This camouflaged road was built 10 km away from the Russian border in Finland during WW2.
4. Soviet Soldiers
Soviet soldiers examine the bloodstained couch in the Führerbunker where Hitler shot himself, Berlin, 1945
5. Greek Soldiers
Greek soldiers at the frontline during the Greco-Italian war, 1940
6. Wright Flyer wreck
On September 17th, 1908, Wright Flyer crashed that seriously injured one of the Wright brothers, Orville Wright, and killed Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, the first person to die as the result of an airplane accident.
7. Space Invaders Championship, 1980
8. A Polish Jewish boy
A Polish Jewish boy lifts the head of a young man who collapsed from starvation and died along the tram lines in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.
9. North American B-25 Mitchell bomber plane
Assembling the North American B-25 Mitchell at Kansas City 1942
10. Julian Bond
In 1965, 25-year old Julian Bond was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. They, however, refused to allow him to take the oath of office because of his opposition to the Vietnam War draft.