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Jesse Owens - Known as 窶弋he Buckeye Bullet,窶 Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Adolf Hitler expected the Games to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy, but the United States won 11 gold medals, six of which were won by African-American athletes, and four of which were won by Owens. The defeat in his home city was an embarrassment for Hitler and cemented Owens into history. Though he was not met at home by fanfare at the time, he was eventually awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976. (via Sports Illustrated)
Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in the major leagues when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Testing Football Helmets in 1912
Hair dryer, 1920s
American troops treat a wounded dog on Orote Peninsula, 1944
The famous Hollywood sign, which originally said Hollywoodland. The last 4 letters were removed in 1949.
Niagara Falls frozen solid in 1911
Bruce Springsteen pulled over for speeding, 1978
Jackie, the MGM Lion, Hollywood 1929
German and British troops forget about the war for a moment and play football in the Christmas Truce of 1914 in WWI
Elizabeth Taylor in 窶廚leopatra窶 1963
Times Square, 1953