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Ruins of the Holland House Library in London, October 22, 1940, right after The Blitz.

Ruins of the Holland House Library in London, October 22, 1940, right after The Blitz.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

1900: Sending a child through the post. “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”    - Smithsonian

1900: Sending a child through the post. “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.” - Smithsonian

St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Look what restoration had to be done after the war. A million homes were destroyed just in London.

St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Look what restoration had to be done after the war. A million homes were destroyed just in London.

France, WWII. I pinned this to my History Board, but I noticed the man in distance is actually see through...wth?? And looks like he has an arm band. Photo quality looks good, but I know I'm not seeing things..he's a ghost right!! CSH

France, WWII. I pinned this to my History Board, but I noticed the man in distance is actually see through...wth?? And looks like he has an arm band. Photo quality looks good, but I know I'm not seeing things..he's a ghost right!! CSH

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

a German and a British soldier, sharing a cigarette during the Christmas truce, 1914

a German and a British soldier, sharing a cigarette during the Christmas truce, 1914

The Public Library of Cincinnati. (This is how I imagine Carlos Ruiz Zafón's Cemetery of Forgotten Books.)

The Public Library of Cincinnati:

The Public Library of Cincinnati. (This is how I imagine Carlos Ruiz Zafón's Cemetery of Forgotten Books.)

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