30 Rare Photos That Show A VERY Different Side To History.

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The wreckage of an airplane, post-crash into a Brooklyn neighborhood in 1960.

If you consider yourself a history buff, trivia aficionado, or just happen to love random facts and tidbits about decades past, you're not going to want to miss this list.

Below, we have 30 of the most interesting (but lesser-known) facts about the last century and beyond, from overseas and here in the United States. Chances are, you might not have learned some of this stuff in school -- and if you did, you probably don't remember. Refresh your historical mind grapes with these compelling moments from history: #19 is an amazing moment.


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The Star Trek cast with the Space Shuttle Enterprise in 1976.

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A woman inside of a BASF gas engine power house in 1917.

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The Lenin Ironworks Foundry in, Nowa Huta, Poland, sometime in 1953.

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The day before Prohibition went into effect in Chicago, crowds flooded the liquor stores to get their share.

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The first on-screen Batman and Robin, aka the actors Lewis G. Wilson and Douglas Croft.

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Director Alfred Hitchcock on the set of The Birds in 1963.

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R&D tobacco testing on a sad looking beagle in 1963.

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Southern Swedish Sami standing outside of a turf hut, sometime between 1885 and 1892.

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U.S. Army Pvt. Elvis Presley along with his fellow soldiers in 1958.

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Two officers in the 588th "Night Witches" Bomber Regiment, the USSR's most decorated female unit in World War II. They only flew biplanes, and each female pilot in the union went on at least 800 missions.

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The Moulin Rouge nightclub at Montmarte, Paris, captured in 1923.

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Men and women in costume (the men are dressed as crawfish) during Houston's No-tsu-oh Festival in 1913.

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Lee Harvey Oswald as a young marine in the late fifties.

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John F. Kennedy delivering a campaign speech in Logan County, West Virginia, standing on a kitchen stool.

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Young Berber woman of Tunisia in the early 1900s.

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Two French and a British soldiers with a pig which they brought back during the retreat in 1918.

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Film producer Mike Todd Jr with Hans Laube, the inventor of Smell-O-Vision. The device injected at least 30 odors into a movie theater, triggered by the film's soundtrack.

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At the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, Union (left) and Confederate (right) veterans shake hands.

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A Japanese woman combing her hair, sometime between 1863 and 1877.

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A view of Central Park in Havana, Cuba in 1928.

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Allied WWII soldiers standing on a captured Schwerer Gustav railway siege gun.

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Kids looking after grazing cows near Auschwitz, 1959.

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Three Soviet women guerrillas in action in Russia during World War II.

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Amsterdam riot police having a show of force in 1966.

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President Ronald Reagan aiming a rifle at a window aboard Air Force One in 1983.

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Charles, Diana, William and Harry in 1984.

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Young people near the Tempelhof Air Forse Base, where US Air Force transport planes brought in supplies during World War II.

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Patty Duke on the set of the Miracle Worker, with the real-life Hellen Keller.

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Los Angeles celebrating the beginning of electric distribution in 1916. Here, the first power pole is being installed on the corner of Pasadena Avenue and Piedmont Street.

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