Marina Amaral

Marina Amaral


Passionate about history, digital colorist. I restore and colorize black and white photographs. || http://www.marinamaral.com

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#OnThisDay in 1146, European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time.

A member of the 369th Infantry Regiment (aka "Harlem Hellfighters") holds a puppy that he saved during World War I, 1918.

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#OnThisDay in 1922, The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15.

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On September 12, 1940, a French teenager took his dog for a walk - a simple everyday event, but it was to lead to one of the most stunning archaeological discoveries of all time. Robot, the dog, ran into a hole created by a fallen tree. Ravidat threw some stones into the hole.

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World's oldest cosmetic face cream - found in London, 2,000-year-old cream from Roman times with ancient finger marks in the lid.

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#OnThisDay in 1940, Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz concentration camp to gather and smuggle out information for the resistance movement. “A man fighting for his life can do more than he ever imagined he could.”

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Of course, I'll take the opportunity to post the naked gunner again

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The most intelligent picture ever taken: Participants of the 5th Solvay Conference on Quantum Mechanics, 1927. 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners. Marie Curie, the only woman, had won in two separate scientific disciplines. (Original by @SolvayGroup) 

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