On this day: Fire at the WTC

This photograph was taken on the 26th of September, 2001. Firefighters struggle to extinguish fires at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York more than two weeks after the terror attack.

By Mike Rieger/FEMA News Photo

Terrorist Attack

On this day 80 years ago

This image is of Manhattan, New York on the 26th of October, 1938. It shows 20th Street between Second and First Avenues.

While the USA marked the introduction of minimum wage laws that month, Nazis were marching into the Sudetenland and expanding the Nuremberg Laws to ban Jews from many public spaces, while the Imperial Japanese Army was overtaking Canton in China.

East_20th_St_northside_towards_1st_Ave_1938East 20th Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue, looking east towards 1st Avenue, in Manhattan, New York City in 1938