Helen Keller was an American advocate and author; however, she was best known for her disability as she could not see or hear. In her early life, she communicated using home signs; however, she then learned how to read and eventually earned a university degree in art. In those days, Charlie Chaplin was a British filmmaker who rose to fame through his unique silent films.
This rare image shows a very young Helen Keller seated center with the amazing Charlie Chaplin. Keller taught Chaplin sign language, and although she herself couldn’t see any of the movies, she still made an effort to watch them.
The Moon, 1972
In 1972, Apollo 16 went on its moon mission and left behind more than it came back with. Astronaut Charlie Duke, who was on Apollo 16, decided to take a photo with his wife and two kids. On the back of the photo, he wrote, "This is the family of astronaut Charlie Duke from planet Earth who landed on the moon in April 1972."
He left the photo on the surface of the moon, where it still remains to this day, along with his footprints. This was Charlie Duke's third and final trip into space, and he has for sure left his mark up there.
Tiananmen Square, 1989
In the 1980s, China was going through significant changes, and the traditional regime began bending its own rules and allowing foreign investors into the country. The purpose was to boost the economy and improve living standards. This led to a corrupted government which led to student riots.
In the spring of 1989, Chinese students who pleaded for political freedom gathered in Tiananmen Square and were then put down by the government in a horrible and brutal display of power. It was a sad day for China; thousands of students were killed, and on that day, the country changed its ways forever.
Democracy in Afghanistan
This photo is a rare moment in History. Higher education, access to public transportation, and a professional career were still part of Afghanistan women. In those days, women were not supervised by their husbands, and unlike today, they were able to wear Western clothing. Since this photo was taken, many things have changed.
From the late days of the 1980s until the early days of the 1990s, the regime in Afghanistan changed, and almost all women's rights were taken away from them and outlawed by the new leaders of the country. This photo also reflects how extreme Afghanistan has become and how women are considered second-class citizens.
The Winter War
Also known as The Winter War, the riots between Russia and Finland took place between 1939 and 1949 and are not much spoken of because it was another battle in the Second World War. The former Soviet invasion suffered many losses, and although it was considered stronger than Finland, it managed to make little headway. This next photograph is of Finnish troops on skis marching toward the front.
The cold weather was not a threat to the soldiers on either side and even in the most severe conditions, the troops were loyal to their homeland. Many soldiers on both sides ended up as casualties due to severe cold weather that was unsuited for human living.