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 Surgeon General issued a report on smoking that helped change habits in America. Radio Advertising, World No Tobacco Day, Everything Is Illuminated, Smoke On The Water, Today In History, Magazine Articles, Life Magazine, Vintage Photography, All About Time

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Today is World No Tobacco Day. See these portraits of smokers in 1964, when cigarettes were first called killers.

Clint Eastwood was born on this day in He's been a favorite of fans and critics alike since 'Unforgiven. Hollywood Icons, Classic Hollywood, Rare Photos, Old Photos, Life In The 70s, Today In History, Clint Eastwood, Life Magazine, Films

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Clint Eastwood was born on this day in 1930. He's been a favorite of fans and critics alike since 'Unforgiven.'

On this day in the Indianapolis 500 was run for the first time. Over the years the open-wheel car raced in the Indy 500 evolved as engineers tinkered with its form to maximize speed without sacrificing safety. Vintage Cars, Antique Cars, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Colorized Photos, Today In History, Indy Cars, First Car, Car Accessories, Motor Car

These Colorized Photos Show the Evolution of Indy 500 Racing

On this day in 1911, the Indianapolis 500 was run for the first time. Over the years the open-wheel car raced in the Indy 500 evolved as engineers tinkered with its form to maximize speed without sacrificing safety.

Happy birthday, Willie Mays! See him at spring training, 1954 Leo Durocher, The Donna Reed Show, Don Drysdale, Latest Jokes, Say Hey, Willie Mays, Today In History, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth

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Happy birthday, Willie Mays! See him at spring training, 1954

Grace Kelly leaves a Hollywood studio lot in 1956

Grace Kelly, Prince Rainier: Photos From the 'Wedding of the Century'

Grace Kelly was married on this day in 1956

Life Magazine February 1950 Gregory Peck in 'Twelve O'Clock High' 1949 Gregory Peck, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Vintage Hollywood, Classic Hollywood, Hollywood Men, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Icons, Hollywood Glamour, Life Magazine

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The actor was born on April 5, 1916

One of the most important figures in the history of civil rights; this Baptist minister led the charge for racial equality, leaving a legacy of equality and . Best Quotes Of All Time, Freedom Riders, Racial Equality, Vestibular, Life Changing Quotes, Civil Rights Movement, Power To The People, Chor, King Jr

The March on Washington: Photos From an Epic Civil Rights Event

Martin Luther King was assassinated on this day in 1968. Revisit his most famous speech

The tragic My Lai Massacre, often called "the most shocking episode of the Vietnam War," took place in At least 347 Vietnamese men, women and children were killed by American soldiers. (Ronald S. Haeberle—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Napalm Girl, Sites Touristiques, Haunting Photos, Vietnam War Photos, North Vietnam, Indochine, Iconic Photos, American Soldiers, Photo Instagram

My Lai: Remembering an American Atrocity in Vietnam, March 1968

Today is the anniversary of the My Lai convictions

In honor of Leap Day LIFE offers a gallery of pictures celebrating the simple act of leaping around, and the sense of boundless possibilities that one extra day on the calendar can sometimes ignite

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In honor of Leap Day 2012, LIFE offers a gallery of pictures celebrating the simple act of leaping around, and the sense of boundless possibilities that one extra day on the calendar can sometimes ignite

The head of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the 1878 Paris World Fair. Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Aesthetic Header, Aesthetic Grunge, Mega Series, Liberty Statue, Photos Rares, Fine Art Prints, Canvas Prints

See Early Photos of the Statue of Liberty Before It Came to New York

Lady Liberty was displayed in Paris and Philadelphia before arriving in New York on June 17, 1885.

Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris were extraordinarily surreal. This photo was taken in 1876 while the Hand and Torch were on display in Philadelphia during the Centennial Exposition! Us History, American History, American Women, American Indians, American Art, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Photographie New York, Landscape Photography

See Early Photos of the Statue of Liberty Before It Came to New York

The hand and torch of the Statue of Liberty on display at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, in Philadelphia, ten years before the rest of the statue was completed.

Legendary actor John Wayne was born 110 years ago on May He is pictured here in an outtake from the July 1969 cover story “Dusty and the Duke: A choice of Heroes.” John Wayne was filming. Iowa, Westerns, John Wayne Movies, Morrison, Actor John, Western Movies, Western Film, Western Art, Western Style

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John Wayne passed away on this day in 1979.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to summit the world’s tallest mountain Everest. Moving down after triumph, Hillary and Tenzing are still united and delighted. Le Tibet, Monte Everest, Today In History, People Of Interest, Life Pictures, Rare Photos, Iconic Photos, Vintage Photos, Black

Mount Everest: Photos of Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay, May 1953

Today is the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest.

Classic LIFE magazine photos of John Kennedy, from fresh-faced congressman in 1947 to husband and father to most powerful person on earth. Radio Advertising, Classic Portraits, Today In History, John Kennedy, Life Magazine, Strike A Pose, Jfk, Superstar, Politics

JFK: Classic Photos of an American Political Icon, 1947-1963

John F. Kennedy was born on this day in 1917.

Today is the anniversary of the first image taken by Edwin Hubble. Edwin Hubble, Classic Portraits, Today In History, One Image, Historical Pictures, All About Time, How To Memorize Things, Writer, Anniversary

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Today is the anniversary of the first image taken by Edwin Hubble.

Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story on Broadway, Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story, Angie Dickinson, Star Wars, Today In History, People Of Interest, Famous Stars, 1960s Fashion, Vintage Fashion

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Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord in 'The Philadelphia Story' on Broadway, 1938.