1838: The first photograph of a human being This picture, the earliest known photograph to include a recognizable human form, was taken in Paris, France, in 1838 by Louis Daguerre. The human in question is standing in the bottom-left of the photograph, on the pavement by the curve in the road. He is having his boots shined.
This poster outlines Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In a landmark decision the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council voted in favour and endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgendered people in a UN gay rights protection resolution for the first time ever on Friday, 17 June, 2011.