Famous Photos That Changed the World

Written By

Mark Condon


Here are 7 famous photos from history that changed the way we view the world. 

VJ Day in Time Square Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945

V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, marks the end of World War II, one of the most destructive wars in history.

Titanic leaves port  10 April 1912

RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean only 3 days after it left port.

The Wright brothers' first flight December 17, 1903

Wilbur Wright piloted the Wright Flyer 255.6m (852 ft) in 59 seconds. It was the world's first successful flight.

Apollo 1 Crew practice their water landing 1966

A cabin fire during launch rehearsal the following year killed all 3 crew members.

Prince Charles marries Princess Diana Tim Graham, July 29, 1981

Diana became the first British citizen to marry an heir to the British throne in 300 years.

World's first ever camera photo photo Philippe Kahn, June 11, 1997

As camera phones didn't exist at the time, Kahn combined his Motorola StarTAC flip phone, a Casio QV digital camera, and a Toshiba 430CDT laptop computer.

Pillars of Creation NASA, 1995

Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, these 'trunks' of interstellar gas and dust are in the Serpens constellation, some 6,500~7,000 light-years from earth.

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