Couples rush to secure a marriage license and get married in Las Vegas, ahead of Executive Order 11241 taking effect, which eliminated the draft exception for married men. August 26, 1965.

On August 26, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11241, which terminated the marriage deferment. President Johnson’s executive order made it so that childless men who were married after August 26, 1965 would be considered the same as single men when selecting and ordering registrants to report for induction. A new group (Group 4) consisted of childless men who were married on or before August 26, 1965; these men would be selected next, after the supply of delinquents, volunteers, and single nonvolunteers and nonvolunteers who married after August 26, 1965 had been exhausted.


Hitler at the 1935 Nuremberg Rally, walking up the steps to the podium from where he will make his speech


Nuremberg trials, 1945

Front row: Hermann Göring (sentenced to death, committed suicide), Rudolf Heß (life in prison, committed suicide in 1987), Joachim von Ribbentrop (executed), Wilhelm Keitel (executed)

Back row Karl Dönitz (ten years imprisonment), Erich Raeder (life imprisonment, released in 1955 due to health), Baldur von Schirach (20 years imprisonment), Fritz Sauckel (executed)


John Clarence Woods on the 16th of October 1946 shortly after the conclusion of the Nuremberg Trials . He was tasked with the duty of putting to death the convicted NAZI war criminals


Qantas Airways 747 upper deck in 1971


An M1917 tank and U.S. Army soldiers on patrol in Lexington, Kentucky to keep peace after a large mob tried to lynch Will Lockett, a black man who is on trial for his murder of a young white girl February 10/11, 1920


Rows of infected people assembled into warehouses suffering from 1918 Influenza Pandemic. A total of 50-100 million people were killed, c.1918.


Patients having a happy time fishing and swimming under the walls of the old chateau. These American soldiers are recovering from war neurosis, as the scientists now call the condition that used to be described as ‘shell-shock.’ September 1918


This is how enemy aircrafts were detected before the invention of RADAR, 1921


High school football players practice in Chicago. 1902.


The whipping post pictured above was put into use around 1885 at the Baltimore City Jail, where until 1938, many of those convicted of wife-beating were punished.


A British POW defiantly stares at Heinrich Himmler, circa August, 1941

The man’s name on the left was Horace Greasley. He was a British POW famous for escaping over 200 times to visit his girlfriend, a local Jewish girl.

Why did he keep going back? Loyalty. He returned every time with extra food or other contraband to share with his fellow captives. Greasley spent 5 years as a prisoner of war, during which time he served as camp barber and worked in the marble quarries.

Following capture, the men were forced to march for ten weeks from France to Poland. The men suffered deplorable conditions and spent a winter, in temperatures as low as -40C, lodged in an old horse stable. Those who survived the march and train transfer were beaten, tortured, and starved. Greasley was once beaten so badly he lay unconscious for 2 days. In 2008, his biography, “Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?” was published. Two years after its release, he died at age 91.


The last public execution to take place in the US. August 14, 1936.


Belka, a Soviet dog who went to space in the Sputnik 5. She returned to Earth safely. August 1960.

(Related: The Story Of Félicette: The First And Only Cat To Travel To Space)


King George V shooting tigers from above an elephant, Nepal, 1911.


The “Dodge City Peace Commission” in 1883. Wyatt Earp is seated, second from left; Luke Short is standing, second from left; and Bat Masterson is standing, third from left.


A group of Navajo in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. 1904.