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Illustration of power loom weaving.
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Plaque declaring "this property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior"
(c) Nicolás Pérez, CC-BY-SA-3.0
A beam engine of the Watt type, built by D. Napier & Son (London) in 1832. It drove the coining presses of the Royal Spanish Mint from 1861 to 1891. In 1914 it was donated to the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering of Madrid (part of the UPM) and installed in its lobby.
Ortelius world map 1570
A ration party of the Royal Irish Rifles in a communication trench during the Battle of the Somme. The date is believed to be 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme, and the unit is possibly the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (25th Brigade, 8th Division).
French Napoleonic artillery battery. Photo taken during the 200th anniversary reenactment of the battle of Austerlitz.
Author/Creator: The Opte Project, Licence: CC BY 2.5
Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on opte.org. Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. The length of the lines are indicative of the delay between those two nodes. This graph represents less than 30% of the Class C networks reachable by the data collection program in early 2005. Lines are color-coded according to their corresponding RFC 1918 allocation as follows:
- Dark blue: net, ca, us
- Green: com, org
- Red: mil, gov, edu
- Yellow: jp, cn, tw, au, de
- Magenta: uk, it, pl, fr
- Gold: br, kr, nl
- White: unknown
070822-A-6849A-667 -- Scouts from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), pull overwatch during Operation Destined Strike while 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company searches a village below the Chowkay Valley in Kunar Province, Afghanistan Aug. 22. www.army.mil
Flag during the short lived Kingdom of Syria from March 8th to July 24th 1920
Schøyen Collection MS 3029. Sumerian inscription on a creamy stone plaque, 9.2 x 9.2 x 1.2 cm, 6+6 columns, 120 compartments of archaic monumental cuneiform script by an expert scribe.
The image is a detail, showing about half of one face of the plaque.The text is a list of "gifts from the High and Mighty of Adab to the High Priestess, on the occasion of her election to the temple".
World distribution of wealth, GDP, and population by region in the year 2000. Created with openoffice.org Calc. Data obtained from the UNU-WIDER report on worldwide distribution of household wealth:
- Press release. The World Distribution of Household Wealth. 5 December 2006. By James B. Davies, Susanna Sandstrom, Anthony Shorrocks, and Edward N. Wolff. Tables to the 2006 report in Excel (including Gini coefficients for 229 countries). UNU-WIDER. For later reports see: List of countries by distribution of wealth#References.
In December of 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent about 75 hours on the Moon in the Taurus–Littrow valley. Near the beginning of their third and final excursion across the lunar surface, Schmitt took this picture of Cernan flanked by an American flag and their lunar rover's umbrella-shaped high-gain antenna. The prominent Sculptured Hills lie in the background while Schmitt's reflection can just be made out in Cernan's helmet.
Montage for WWI article.
- Top: Trenches - Image:The_badly_shelled_main_road_to_Bapaume.jpg (Trenches on the Western Front)
- Left Upper: Image:AlbatDIII.jpg (German Albatros D.III biplane fighters of Jasta 11 at Douai, France)
- Left Lower: Image:Vickers_machine_gun_crew_with_gas_masks.jpg (Vickers machine gun crew with gas masks)
- Right Upper: File:British Mark V Tanks With Crib Fascines 1918.jpg (British Mark V tanks)
- Right Lower: Image:HMS Irresistible abandoned 18 March 1915.jpg (British battleship HMS Irresistible)
The first powered, controlled, sustained airplane flight in history. Orville Wright, age 32, is at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. His brother, Wilbur Wright, age 36, ran alongside to help balance the machine, having just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. (Orville Wright preset the camera and had John T. Daniels squeeze the rubber bulb, tripping the shutter.)
This image was restored by User:Wright Stuf in November, 2018 using GIMP.
11:01 p.m., Nov. 4, 2003. Detainee with bag over head, standing on box with wires attached. All caption information is taken directly from CID materials. U.S. Army / Criminal Investigation Command (CID). Seized by the U.S. Government. Note: The Hooded Man. This is one of Staff Sgt. Ivan Frederick’s photographs of the prisoner nicnamed Gilligan and later correctly identified as Abdou Hussain Saad Faleh standing on the box with wires attached to his left and right hand. In another photo, which was taken approximately three minutes after the iconic picture with a different camera, Frederick is standing to the right of Abdou Hussain Saad Faleh.
Unidentified Vietnamese women and children before being killed in the My Lai Massacre
Mushroom cloud above Nagasaki after atomic bombing on August 9, 1945. Taken from the north west.
September 11 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service)
First successful flight of the Wright Flyer, by the Wright brothers. The machine traveled 120 ft (36.6 m) in 12 seconds at 10:35 a.m. at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville Wright was at the controls of the machine, lying prone on the lower wing with his hips in the cradle which operated the wing-warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright ran alongside to balance the machine, and just released his hold on the forward upright of the right wing in the photo. The starting rail, the wing-rest, a coil box, and other items needed for flight preparation are visible behind the machine. This is described as "the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air, powered flight" by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, but is not listed by the FAI as an official record.
Oil fields. Kern County, California
(c) Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-020-1268-36 / Hähle, Johannes / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Sowjetunion-Süd.- "Unternehmen Barbarossa", brennender sowjetischer Panzer BT-7, davor deutscher Infanterist vor gefallenem russischen Panzersoldaten; PK 637
Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S flag on the Moon (mission time: 110:10:33). His fingertips are visible on the far side of his faceplate. Note the well-defined footprints in the foreground. Buzz is facing up-Sun. There is a reflection of the Sun in his visor. At the bottom of Buzz's faceplate, note the white 'rim' which is slightly separated from his neckring. This 'rim' is the bottom of his gold visor, which he has pulled down. We can see the LEC straps hanging down inside of the ladder strut. In the foreground, we can see the foot-grabbing loops in the TV cable. The double crater under Neil's LM window is just beyond the LM shadow.
Alan Turing az 1930-as években.
Author/Creator: This SVG coat of arms includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this coat of arms:, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
Drapeau de l'Espagne sous Joseph Bonaparte. Enfin Joseph Bonaparte a, en 1808, changé ses armoiries et créé un nouveau drapeau : retour au blanc pour le fond, dessus, un écu divisé en six avec les armes de la Castille, du Leon, de l’Aragon, de la Navarre, de Grenade et des possessions américaines, avec par dessus encore l’aigle de la famille impériale.
Author/Creator: Xvlun, Licence: CC BY-SA 2.5
Krak des Chevaliers in Syria. It is an 11th century castle and was used in the Crusades. It was one of the first castles to use concentric fortification, ie: concentric rings of defence that could all operate at the same time. It has two curtain walls and sits on a promontory.
The Magnavox Odyssey, the very first video game console. Released in 1972, the Odyssey was a simple and crude device that generated shapes on the television that could be controlled and interacted with. It only produced black and white graphics and had no sound, but was limited to only using discrete components like diodes and transistors. It was replaced in 1975 with the Magnavox Odyssey series, a line of dedicated Pong consoles.
New-York tribune. November 9, 1919, Page 26
- In the Baltic region there is a four-cornered struggle between the Lett and Esth nationalist troops, the German-Russian monarchist force of Colonel Bermondt, and the Bolsheviki.
- South of Petrograd the alleged anti-Gerynan forces of General Yudenich are in contact with the "red" armies.
- On the North Russian front the troops of the anti-Bolshevik Archangel government arc still "sticking it out" in spite of the withdrawal of the British expeditionary force.
- In Eastern Russia Kolchak's army is suffering one defeat after another at the hands of the "reds."
- In Southern Russia there is the volunteer army of General Denikin making war on the "reds" and the Ukrainians.
- In Volhynia and Podolia the troops of the Ukrainian directorate, under Symon Petlura, are facing the Bolsheviki on one side, the Poles on the other.
- Along the Dvina the Polish-Bolshevik war continues.
- In Silesia there is no actual fighting, but something very much like a truce between the Poles and Germans.
- Hungary, what with the Romanian occupation and the White Terror, with its pogroms and wholesale executions, is very much in the state of war.
- On the Adriatic fighting may start any moment between the Italians and Jugo-Slavs, with Gabriele D'Annunzio's volunteers still holding "conquered" Fiume.
- In Albania promiscuous fighting is going on, with Italians, French, Greeks, Serbians and Albanians participating.
- In Asia Minor the Turkish nationalist forces of Mustappa Kemal Pasha are defying the Allies.
A new globe icon in the Ambox style
(c) Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0
View of the ancient houses of Machu Picchu houses, Urubamba Province, Cusco Region, today Peru. The 15th-century Inca citadel, abandoned one century later, is situated in the Sacred Valley on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.
One of the first representations of the Buddha, Kushan period, 1st–2nd century AD, Gandhara, Pakistan: Standing Buddha (Tokyo National Museum).
(c) G Da, CC BY-SA 3.0
Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) - the epitome of Byzantine architecture