#1. The US Coast Guard destroy the Nazi submarine U-175, April 17th, 1943.
#2. Marilyn Monroe films the iconic scene for The Seven Year Itch in front of a large crowd of bystanders and press to create hype, 1954.
#3. A friendly boxing match aboard the U.S.S. New York, July 3rd, 1899.
#4. Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards celebrate Jagger’s 29th birthday, July 1972.
#5. Building the Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1884.
#6. An American evacuee fights a Vietnamese man for a place on the last helicopter out of the US embassy during the evacuation of Saigon, 1975.
#7. A daredevil sculptor carves an eye on Mount Rushmore without safety equipment, 1930s.
#8. Graffiti scrawled by Soviet troops inside the Reichstag after they captured Berlin, 1945.
#9. Finalizing the Fat Man atomic bomb, which would be dropped on Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945. On its nose it reads “JANCFU”: Joint Army Navy Civilian F**k Up.
#10. Bolaji Badejo, a 7-foot Nigerian design student in costume for his first (and only) film role in Alien, 1978.
#11. Jennie MacGregor, dispensing banned alcohol from life-preserver flasks under her coat, is arrested on April 10th, 1924.
#12. Pioneering physicists Robert Williams Wood, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein in the front row of a meeting of the Physical Society, Berlin, 1931.
#13. Columns of the Hoover Dam being filled with concrete, February 1934.
#14. Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is returned to the Louvre after WWII, following years in hiding around France.
#15. Tsar Nicholas II sharing a cigarette with his daughter, the Grand Duchess Anastasia.
#16. The body of Mafia boss Joe Masseria on a Brooklyn restaurant floor, still holding the ace of spades, 1931.
#17. Richard Nixon’s last meal at the White House in 1974. After announcing his resignation, he ordered cottage cheese, pineapple slices, and a glass of milk.
#18. The first black girl to attend an all-white school in the US, Dorothy Counts, being teased and taunted by her peers at Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957.
#19. Hungarian Jews are selected by Nazis to be sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz, June 1944.
#20. Around 100 people participate in a lottery dividing 12 acres of sand dunes in 1909. The land will one day become the city of Tel Aviv.
#21. A group of men pose in front of Lynch’s Slave Market, St. Louis, Missouri, 1852.
#22. A Scottish piper on the battlefield in full Highland dress during WWI.