August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936
This 1967 award-winning photo entitled "Kiss of Life" shows two power linemen, Randall Champion & J. D. Thompson, at the top of a utility pole. They had been performing routine maintenance when Champion brushed one of the high voltage lines at the very top. Over 4000 volts entered Champion’s body & instantly stopped his heart. His safety harness prevented a fall & Thompson, who had been ascending below him, quickly reached him & performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
The Queen asked, 'Ready girls?': The Coronation maids of honour - who claim to be the Spice Girls of their time - reunite 60 years on to share their memories of the day
The Coronation is incredibly rich in ceremonial and historical significance and being part of it was a huge responsibility for the six young women, the youngest of whom was just 19, and the eldest only 23
Madame Tussaud molding a death mask of Queen Marie Antoinette after her execution in 1793. Madame Tussaud "had the gruesome responsibility of making death masks from heads—frequently those of her friends—freshly severed by the guillotine."
Ireland of a Thousand Welcomes Very Interesting form Irish archaeology In 1892 a pair of House-shaped Shrines dating from the 8th and 9th century C.CE. were hooked by a fisherman in Lough Erne Co Cavan. The shrines were made to contain the remains of saints and were capable of being worn around the neck with straps so that they could be carried in procession.