History in Pics


Two Korean men defending a grocery store during the L.A Riots, April 30, 1992. The Korean and the black communities in Los Angeles were not friendly in the 90s after a Korean shop owner killed an African-American girl and got no prison time for it.


Bosnian Muslim refugees arrive at New York’s JFK International Airport, 1993.

After Bosnia declared independence in 1992 from the collapsing Yugoslav state, Serbian forces accompanied by Bosnian Serbs attempted to ethnically cleanse the territory of the Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims). Using former Yugoslavian military equipment, they surrounded Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital city. Snipers hid in the hills and shot at civilians as they tried to get food and water. Mass executions, concentration camps, rape and sexual violence, and forced displacement were all extremely prevalent. The “siege of Sarajevo” is considered to be one of the most dramatic and representative parts Yugoslavia’s breakup, with thousands killed over the course of nearly four years.


Judy Garland taking a break from filming “The Wizard of Oz”, 1938.

Judy Garland was 16 when she won the role of Dorothy. Her diet was strictly only allowed to consist of chicken soup and coffee and she had to smoke more than a couple of packs of cigarettes a day. Producer hired someone to spy on her so he could severely punish her if she didn’t comply with her diet or smoking. This is all on top of being forced to take amphetamines and adrenaline shots all day long then a bunch of barbiturates to put her to sleep at night so she that could get 3 hours of sleep and take more amphetamines to spend the rest working.

In addition, she was routinely molested by older men including studio chiefs who considered her little more than their “property”.

24-Joseph Ambrose

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War.


A police officer issuing woman a ticket for wearing a bikini on a beach at Rimini, Italy, in 1957.


  1. I find it amusing how people talk about the Nazi’s like the christians haven’t done the same thing during the Inquisition and the crusades. Nazi’s are still reviled, yet christians are popular? Make a choice, hypocrites, or shut the he!! up.

    • You clearly know nothing about the Crusades or the Inquisition.

      The Spanish Inquisition, though draconian by our standards, was actually more lenient, and ended in more not guilty verdicts, than the civil courts run by the King and his government. Most of the Inquisition’s horrors were played up by English Protestants as propaganda, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I when a Spanish invasion seemed imminent.

      And the Crusades were a response to several centuries of Islamic incursions into Christian lands. The First Crusade began because Seljuq Turks conquered half the Byzantine Empire and began slaughtering Christian pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem. Infamous battles, like the Massacre of Jerusalem, were indeed brutal, but were, in fact, entirely common in the warfare of the Middle Ages. Everyone acted the same way. Not two hundred years later, Muslim armies would commit atrocities in Georgia and Turkey that were far greater than the deaths at the hands of Crusaders, and razed the city of Jerusalem to the ground so no one would want it.

      Also, look at you, edgelord. You can say Hell, your mom’s not going to find out.


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