Images of characters and events that changed the world


Images of past events that have had a dramatic impact on our lives!

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Turned into iconic images, few people know what happened to these characters that shaped history around the world.

Here are some of the photos that are still part of this because of the impact caused at the time, created a shift over the years.

Jesse Owens

During the Berlin Olympics in 1936, the son of a farmer and grandson of a slave to glory by becoming the first black American to win four gold medals at the Aryan master race called the Nazis who were under the power of Adolf Hitler, who refused to applaud and salute the athlete for his victory.

Owens died on March 31, 1980 in Tucson at age 67.

Edith Shain

Graduated in Nursing from New York University, Shain was involved in the historic Times Square kiss on the end of World War II.

He had remained anonymous until the 70’s when he confessed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, author of the photograph, be that nurse kissed by a sailor, a symbol that marked the end of the war.

He died in June 2010 from liver cancer.

John F. Kennedy Jr.

Was three when his father, John F. Kennedy, U.S. president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Kennedy’s death shocked the world, however, the image of Kennedy Jr. Saluting his father’s coffin during the funeral procession marked the decade.

Like his father, John F. Kennedy Jr. died young, at age 38 in a plane crash with his wife Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren.

Kim Phuc

Also called the “napalm girl” Kim Phuc was 9 years old when 65 percent of his body was burned by the bombing of a South Vietnamese Army aircraft in the village of Trang Bang, during the war between the U.S. and Vietnam.

Today is Goodwill Ambassador of the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Sharbat Gula

Fleeing the war in Afghanistan in June 1985, when he was photographed by Steve McCurry for the American magazine National Geographic.

Gula, was only 12 when the image of their impressive green eyes surprised the audience of the magazine. In 2002, McCurry has reconnected with the Afghan mother of three women.

Elder Spencer

“Nevermind” established him as the baby’s best-known music to the cover of one of the most important bands of all time, Nirvana. Ten years later, Elder remade the cover by getting paid $ 200 for the Rolling Stones.

Nicole Florentino

The curious story of Nicole began at age 13 when he was Siamese Dream album cover of Smashing Pumpkins in 1993, which no one imagined was that 17 years later that little girl with wings would be led by bassist Billy Corgan.

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