Muhammad Ali was no doubt one of the greatest boxers of all time. Before he became who he was, he was named Cassius Clay, a young man from Louisville, Kentucky, who was destined for great things. In this rare photo, we see him training and posing underwater at the Sir John Hotel in Miami in 1961.
Muhamad Ali was also known as “The Greatest,” and even to this day, he is regarded as one of the most significant sportsmen of the 20th century. The man who started off as an amateur boxer at the age of 12 changed the way people saw boxing and left us with the wonderful quat; “Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. You can’t hit what your eyes don’t see.”
Muhammad Ali & Mike Tyson
Muhammad Ali is considered one of the greatest boxers ever, if not THE greatest. Saying that, Mike Tyson is not far behind. They fought at different times and never opposed each other. This rare photo of Ali and Tyson was published on Tyson's Instagram page. All he wrote was "Still a Fan," which basically says it all.
During their careers, Ali fought in over 500 rounds, while Tyson participated in only 200. Muhamad Ali was known as one whose aim was to knock down and embarrass his opponent. They are incomparable; however, each left a significant mark on American sports history.
This image was created by the American makeup artist Eddie Senz. She is best known for her uncompromising work on many Hollywood movies, including "Invisible Avenger" and "The Light Ahead.". She is also known for her remarkable work on the portrait of the former German chancellor.
The top left photo is the original image of the country leader, and the rest are the same image, just doctored. This was done several years after the Second World War ended, giving OSS agents an idea of what he could have looked like under disguise. The former German leader took his own life after being hunted by the Russian troops.
The Last Known Public Execution in America
This rare photo is the last known public execution in America, which took place on August 14th, 1936. It was the execution of Rainey Bethea. This public performance contributed to the end of public executions in the United States forever. This was an item of personal interest and controversy as it involved several mistakes and chaos.
Florence Thompson, who was at the time the sheriff of Davies County, was the one who was supposed to execute the hanging of Bethea; however, when former policeman of Louisville, Arthur L. Hash, offered to do it instead, Thompson willingly accepted. Hash showed up drunk and missed his shot creating disarray out of what was already a controversial event.
Mini Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore was truly one of America’s greatest creations. In fact, it was even supposed to be much larger than it originally was. In this photo, we see the monument’s designer, Gutzon Borglum, scrutinizing the scale model. Sadly, this scale model was never continued because the project ran out of money.
Mount Rushmore was designated to celebrate the great presidents of the nation and the greatness of the country they delivered with them. The completion of the memorial site took four years to fulfill, and it represents the first 150 years of great American history. To this day, it is one of the most visited places in the country.