These images, taken by Oliver F. Atkins on the 9th of August, 1974, show US President Richard Nixon leaving the White House after resigning. The resignation came into effect shortly after.
Republican Nixon gave up the Presidency following the Watergate scandal, in which he tried to cover up his involvement in a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
The short film What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City was released in August, 1901.
Depicting a couple walking down the street in New York, the woman’s skirts are lifting by air when she walks over a grate.
While it only runs for 77 seconds, the film is credited with providing inspiration for similar scenes in movies in the decades afterwards.
This famous colour photograph by Jack Aeby captured the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. The event occurred on the 16th of July, 1945, and took place in New Mexico, USA.
The commune of Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy, France was liberated early after the D-Day landings in 1944. It is believed to be the first town in the region to be freed.
On the 14th of July the same year, a Bastille Day service was held, with locals as well as Allied troops taking part.
British and American troops with locals at the ceremony at the War Memorial. X
A brother and sister lay flowers. X
A local fireman holds the French Tricolour. X
A British marine (left), who played the Last Post, stands with local children who wait to lay flowers at the service. X
This photograph is of fireworks over the Washington Monument on the 4th of July, 1986.
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill granting Indians full citizenship on the 2nd of June, 1924. He is photographed here with four Osage Indians.
This early 1900s postcard is of the Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolution battle that took place in North Carolina on the 16th of May, 1771.