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 Surgeon General issued a report on smoking that helped change habits in America. Radio Advertising, World No Tobacco Day, Everything Is Illuminated, Smoke On The Water, Today In History, Magazine Articles, Life Magazine, Vintage Photography, All About Time

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

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Clint Eastwood was born on this day in He's been a favorite of fans and critics alike since 'Unforgiven. Hollywood Icons, Classic Hollywood, Rare Photos, Old Photos, Life In The 70s, Today In History, Clint Eastwood, Life Magazine, Films

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

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On this day in the Indianapolis 500 was run for the first time. Over the years the open-wheel car raced in the Indy 500 evolved as engineers tinkered with its form to maximize speed without sacrificing safety. Vintage Cars, Antique Cars, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Colorized Photos, Today In History, Indy Cars, First Car, Motor Car, Over The Years

These Colorized Photos Show the Evolution of Indy 500 Racing

The Indianapolis 500, which will be held on May 29, looks a bit different today than it did when the first race was held on May 30, 1911.

Happy birthday, Willie Mays! See him at spring training, 1954 Willie Mays, Say Hey, Today In History, Spring Training, Life Pictures, Picture Collection, Life Magazine, All About Time, Athlete

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

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Grace Kelly leaves a Hollywood studio lot in 1956 Classic Hollywood, Old Hollywood, Prince Rainier, Today In History, Interesting History, 50 States, Life Magazine, Grace Kelly, Love Photography

Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier: Photos From the 'Wedding of the Century'

Photos of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, from the announcement of their engagement until their 'wedding of the century' in Monaco.

Life Magazine February 1950 Gregory Peck in 'Twelve O'Clock High' 1949 Gregory Peck, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Vintage Hollywood, Classic Hollywood, Hollywood Men, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Icons, Hollywood Celebrities, Hollywood Glamour

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

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One of the most important figures in the history of civil rights; this Baptist minister led the charge for racial equality, leaving a legacy of equality and . Congressman John Conyers, Spotlight Stories, Best Quotes Of All Time, Freedom Riders, Racial Equality, Vestibular, Life Changing Quotes, Power To The People, Historical Quotes

The March on Washington: Photos From an Epic Civil Rights Event

LIFE presents pictures celebrating the people who transformed the 1963 rally into an era-defining event.

The tragic My Lai Massacre, often called "the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War," took place in At least 347 Vietnamese men, women and children were killed by American soldiers. (Ronald S. Haeberle—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Napalm Girl, Sites Touristiques, Haunting Photos, Vietnam War Photos, North Vietnam, Girls Blouse, Iconic Photos, Indochine, American Soldiers

My Lai: Remembering an American Atrocity in Vietnam, March 1968

The story, as it ran in LIFE magazine, of how American troops murdered men, women and children in a village in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.

In honor of Leap Day LIFE offers a gallery of pictures celebrating the simple act of leaping around, and the sense of boundless possibilities that one extra day on the calendar can sometimes ignite Happy Leap Day, Today In History, Pictures Of People, Black And White Photography, All About Time, Friendship Quotes, Concert, Celebrities, Nursing

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

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The head of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the 1878 Paris World Fair. Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Aesthetic Header, Aesthetic Grunge, Mega Series, Photos Rares, Liberty Statue, Famous Landmarks, Foto Art

See Early Photos of the Statue of Liberty Before It Came to New York

Lady Liberty arrived in New York on June 17, 1885

Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris were extraordinarily surreal. This photo was taken in 1876 while the Hand and Torch were on display in Philadelphia during the Centennial Exposition! Us History, American History, American Women, American Indians, American Art, Native American, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Photographie New York

See Early Photos of the Statue of Liberty Before It Came to New York

Lady Liberty arrived in New York on June 17, 1885

Legendary actor John Wayne was born 110 years ago on May He is pictured here in an outtake from the July 1969 cover story “Dusty and the Duke: A choice of Heroes.” John Wayne was filming. Iowa, Westerns, John Wayne Movies, Morrison, Actor John, Western Movies, Western Film, Western Art, Western Style

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

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Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to summit the world’s tallest mountain Everest. Moving down after triumph, Hillary and Tenzing are still united and delighted. Le Tibet, National Proposal Day, Monte Everest, Today In History, People Of Interest, Life Pictures, Rare Photos, Iconic Photos, Black

Mount Everest: Photos of Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay, May 1953

LIFE pays tribute to Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and recalls the controversy around their May 29, 1953, first ascent of Everest.

Classic LIFE magazine photos of John Kennedy, from fresh-faced congressman in 1947 to husband and father to most powerful person on earth. Radio Advertising, Classic Portraits, Today In History, John Kennedy, Life Magazine, Strike A Pose, Jfk, Superstar, Politics

JFK: Classic Photos of an American Political Icon, 1947-1963

Classic LIFE magazine photos of John Kennedy, from fresh-faced congressman in 1947 to husband and father to most powerful person on earth.

Today is the anniversary of the first image taken by Edwin Hubble. Edwin Hubble, Classic Portraits, Today In History, One Image, Historical Pictures, All About Time, How To Memorize Things, Writer, Anniversary

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

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Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story on Broadway, Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story, Angie Dickinson, Star Wars, Today In History, People Of Interest, Famous Stars, Vintage Hollywood, Classic Hollywood

The Most Iconic Photographs of All Time - LIFE

Experience LIFE's visual record of the 20th century by exploring the most iconic photographs from one of the most famous private photo collections in the world.