Just think of all of the amazing things you have been a witness to throughout history. Now, think of all of the things other people you know have seen. It’s a lot of ground to cover, when it comes to memories. But then, if you want to realize just how small you are in the grand scheme of things, think of all of the awesome events throughout history you haven’t seen, didn’t know about and probably wouldn’t have known about… until now.
These historic photo opportunities happened in the blink of an eye, but someone was lucky enough to capture it on film. They are the kind of events you can’t quite believe happened (but you’re so glad you have evidence of it). The strangest celebrities knew each other…
1.) William Harley and Arthur Davidson (1914).
2.) Bill Gates’s mugshot for driving without a license (1977).
3.) The Beatles before their iconic Abbey Road shot.
4.) Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan (1992).
5.) The first car factory in the United States for Ford (1926).
6.) Robin Williams joining the cheerleading squad (1980).
7.) Three kids and their spooky “Halloween people” costumes (1900).
8.) Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona (1925).
9.) Boxing in Yankee stadium (1923).
10.) The streets of Chicago (1967).
11.) Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on The Godfather set (1972).
12.) Bruce Lee on the dance floor.
13.) Arnold Schwarzenegger seeing NYC for the first time (1968).
14.) Einstein and his furry shoes.
15.) Osama Bin Laden and his judo classmates.
16.) A child with artificial legs (1898).
17.) The making of Batman (1966).
18.) The last picture of the Titanic before sinking (1912).
19.) The beloved Hachiko before his burial.
20.) Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger (1969).
21.) The Beatles and Muhammad Ali (1964).
22.) MLK Jr. and Marlon Brando.
23.) Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein.
24.) Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee.
25.) Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
26.) Charlie Chaplin and Mathatma Gandhi.
27.) Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.
28.) The construction of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco (1937).
29.) Fidel Castro and Malcolm X (1960).
30.) A woman that survived the Nagasaki bombing (1945).
31.) Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.
32.) Vladimir Putin as a teenager.
33.) Johnny Depp and Oasis.
34.) Muhammad Ali trying to talk down a suicidal man.
35.) Robert Downey, Jr. and Slash.
36.) Kobe Bryant at 18 (1996).
37.) The Beatles’s last picture together.
38.) Buzz Aldrin taking a selfie in space (1966).
39.) President Bush receiving the news of the terrorist attacks on September 11th (2001).
40.) Mt. Rushmore under construction (1939).
41.) Playing golf on a skyscraper (1932).
42.) A Japanese troop surrendering to US forces.
43.) Barack Obama as a teenager.
44.) Queenie, the skiing elephant (1950).
45.) An accordion player mourning FDR at his funeral.
The strangest lesson to take away from this educational photo gallery? There has always been that person who always insists on taking pictures. Smartphones aren’t to blame for that. Share these awesome photos with others by clicking “Share” below!