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An early TV appearance of Ray Kurzweil in 1965 on the game show I've Got A Secret
And of course he's playing with artificial intelligence.


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1929 - Early Sound Footage of Kyoto, Japan
It's easy to forget how Westernized Japan already was before the war.


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Paddlefish native to my rivers. One of the weirdest animals around. 
 
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I think you posted this in the wrong thread, unless this is supposed to be a living fossil.

Maybe? It was to give contrast comparing the ecosystem of Pittsburgh now to how it was in the 1970s.

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Not exactly a history picture, rather an artistic view of interesting historic event.

 

Cossacks writing a reply to Ottoman sultan Mehmed IV:

 

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The Turkish message:

 

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The reply:

 

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And here is modern version, clearly inspired by XIX century classics. "The letter to the enemies of Russia" by Vasily Nesterenko:

 

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​Tiananmen Square Massacre: Black Night in June (2019) - newly released footage

 

https://youtu.be/hA4iKSeijZI

 

A warning that the documentary contains some graphic content.


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D-Day landings in colour

 

Digital colourist Marina Amaral has transformed a number of photographs taken during the D-Day landings by using digital techniques to add colour to the black and white pictures.

Here we present a small selection of her work.

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...ctures-48544713

 

 

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I've never thought about it until now. What were all the little blimps for?

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I've never thought about it until now. What were all the little blimps for?


Those are barrage balloons, to discourage low-flying enemy aircraft.
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I've never thought about it until now. What were all the little blimps for?

Those are barrage balloons, to discourage low-flying enemy aircraft.
Did some more research. Later in the war the Germans put blades on the wings of V1s to cut through the wire barrage baloons layed out. To think that'd work. My first thought would be that it doesn't matter what something hits at 400mph it would still damage the aircraft even if it cuts through but I suppose not. Or maybe it only sometimes worked, more reading needed.

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The most prosperous regions of Europe from 1900 to 2010:

 

https://streamable.com/paejz

 

The 1970s were a really bad time for the UK. Astonishing to see the fall of London... and then its comeback!


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As a young boy, this chap would have known and talked to people from the 1700s:

 

https://youtu.be/4as-u-qfEW8


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Neil Armstrong's heart rate during the lunar descent:

 

 

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My Dad's memories of the Apollo 11 landing:

 

https://richardhfox....i-moon-landing/


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I don't know if it's greatly historical, but it does deal with the past, considering if the past is 20 years ago.

 

Shenzhen, China. 1999 vs 2008

 

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The surprise is in the fact that only 9 years are between the left and right photos. The urbanization of the Pearl River delta is ludicrous.


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Outlook's secret song of the ~week: https://youtu.be/DGe_Sluth3A


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Ronald Reagan: No defence for 'monkeys' remark, says daughter

 

The daughter of the late former US President Ronald Reagan has said there is "no defence" for racist comments he made in a 1971 phone conversation.

Newly unearthed tapes reveal Reagan - then Governor of California - described UN African delegates as "monkeys".

His daughter Patti Davis condemned the remarks in a newspaper article.

"There is no defence, no rationalisation, no suitable explanation for what my father said," she wrote.

Ms Davis wrote in an article for the Washington Post that she was preparing to defend her father before she heard the tapes, but was appalled to hear what the former president said.

"I can't tell you about the man who was on the phone," she writes. "He's not a man I knew."

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...canada-49207451



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[July 20, 1919] United Kingdom flag created out of a giant human formation

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Be sure to save this one because several older pictures from the /r/100YearsAgo subreddit stop working due to being deleted after a while.


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[July 22, 1919] Hippy emerges from the desert to teach New Yorkers how to live off $5 a week ($72 in 2019)

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Repeat: that's July 22nd of 1919. 50 years before that image would make any sense.

Also note that huge race riot going on in Washington D.C. It's literally like a preview of 50 years hence.


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[July 23, 1919] The Lawson passenger plane will carry 26 people in its luxurious cabin.

Its wingspread is 95 feet (29 m), its weight seven tons and two 400 horsepower Liberty motors are expected to drive it along at 100 mph (160 km/h)

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[July 18] Soon shopping will be delivered to your door from the sky

 

Now am I talking about a news story from 1919 or 2019?

 

Answer:

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It took a century, but technology is finally catching up to the promise.


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