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22 Historical Photos That Made Us Say 'Whoa' 

Alby Thompson
Updated August 11, 2020 18.5k votes 3.4k voters 159.8k views 22 items

List Rules Vote up the historic photographs that bring history to life.

With the advent of photography, important moments in human history became more than anecdotes in textbooks. Filled with the laughter, tears, tragedies, and triumphs of real life, interesting historical photos leap off the page and give faces and scope to the major events of yesteryear.

Check out these cool historical photos to glimpse the major events and celebrities of days gone by.

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May 20, 1910: The Nine Kings Of Europe Photographed Together For The First And Only Time
May 20, 1910: The Nine K... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 22 Historical Photos That Made Us Say 'Whoa'
Photo: W. & D. Downey/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
History in motion?
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The First Successful Flight By The Wright Brothers At Kitty Hawk, NC (1903)
The First Successful Fli... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 22 Historical Photos That Made Us Say 'Whoa'
Photo: John T. Daniels/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
History in motion?
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September 3, 1967: The Day Sweden Switched From Driving On The Left To The Right Side Of The Road
September 3, 1967: The D... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 22 Historical Photos That Made Us Say 'Whoa'
Photo: Jan Collsiöö/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
History in motion?