This photograph, dated the 22nd of October, 1973 shows people demonstrating in Washington D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon.
The protest came in the middle of the
Watergate scandal, when Nixon lied about his involvement in the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
This was less than two weeks after the resignation of
Vice President Agnew because of criminal charges of bribery, tax evasion and money laundering. Agnew was later convicted.
resigned in August of 1974 to avoid almost certain impeachment.
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1970s, 1973, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Politics, President Nixon, Richard Nixon, US History, Vintage, Washington, Washington D.C.
This weekend marks the seventieth anniversary of Stalin’s mass deportation of Ukrainians to Siberia. In the west of the country entire villages were cleared of ethnic Ukrainians. In just one day over 76 000 people were deported.
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From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
Soldiers of the
3rd Australian Division at the entrance to the General Staff Office on the 21st of October, 1917. This was during fighting at Ypres, Belgium in the First World War.
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This photograph is dated the 21st of October, 1945. After surrendering to Australian forces, Japanese soldiers and civilians on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo prepare to leave for
Jesselton (modern-day Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia ) for repatriation.
As with Russia in territories annexed by the Soviet Union, Imperial Japan imported hundreds of thousands of their own people into occupied territories outside Japanese borders. These locations included Korea, China and Taiwan. There, they enjoyed a higher social standing than the original occupants.
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A U.S. Navy McDonnell F2H-2
Banshee flies over Wonsan on the 20th of October 1952. Korean War.
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from the Boston Public Library is dated the 19th of October, 1867, and shows people laying tracks for the Union Pacific Railway 300 miles west of the Missouri River in the United States.
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Newlyweds, the Hamills, pose for a
wedding portrait in Northern Ireland on the 17th of October, 1935. The couple also posed with their wedding party, and at the church with their guests. The bride also posed outside her wedding car.
The bride and groom were from the town of
Dungannon, the third-largest in County Tyrone.
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