8 photographs changed the world forever 0 3518

The nature of history is that from time to time it witnesses fluctuations that affect the course of history in varying degrees but noticeable. There are many reasons for these fluctuations, sometimes because of a war that wiped out millions, and sometimes because of an inspiring speech inciting the oppressed people …

As usual, the images remain as historians of such landmark events in history. So in this article we will review images that did not change history or caused revolutions only, but also changed the lives of people around the world and made them stand in front of them long to learn the lesson.

Playing the last piece

A picture of a Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano during the war of Chechnya in 1994. The Russians suffered heavy losses, led to the withdrawal of Russian troops, and the true independence of Chechnya.

The Syrian child Ilan

It is a picture of a Syrian refugee child who was only 3 years old when the sea water placed his small body on the sands of a Turkish beach after death by drowning. The picture quickly went viral, thanks to the social media. The picture hit everyone who watched it like a thunderbolt. The image of the child Ilan showed the hideousness and ugliness of the war, and the rudeness of all who caused it.

The solar eclipse on Mars

The photo taken by Curiosity rover that NASA designed to explore the Mars, and the photo shows the passage of one of Mars’s moons in front of the sun.

The falling man

The photo is taken by the photographer Richard Drew of a man falling from the World Trade Center during 11 September attacks. This picture is one of the commemorative symbols of these bombings, and it is a picture of an event that literally changed the course of history.

John F. Kennedy Jr giving a salute during his father’s funeral

John F. Kennedy giving a salute during his father's funeral

A picture that remembering us with the decisive turning point in the history of the United States, when President Kennedy was assassinated, showing his son giving a military salute during the funeral of the president that was assassinated.

Beginning of human life

In 1957, Lennart Nelson started using the endoscope to capture photos, and it is a device that sends light into the human body cavity to show a detailed picture so the doctor can see it. And in 1965, Lennart was able to capture the first high resolution photo of how the life begins inside the mother’s womb, that safe place we all came from.


It is a photograph that was captured by William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, The first manned flight to the moon in 1986. It shows the Earth planet directly above the horizon of the moon in a scene resembling the sunrise. Before this picture, no one had seen the full circumference of the planet earth. Despite the scientific progress we have reached today, only 29 person have seen this miraculous scene.

It should be noted that this picture was taken from the orbit of the moon and not from its surface, as the mission did not include the landing of the vehicle on the moon.

Photo 51

Photo 51 or photograph 51 is an X-ray diffraction image of the DNA. Until the early 1950s, DNA was a great mystery for biologists until Rosalind Franklin, a British biologist, made an experiment that enabled her to get Photo 51. The photo that broke the code and figured out what no one was able to solve all this years.

She introduced her experiment to two other scientists, James Watson and Francis Crick, so they helped her to complete her researches, and they awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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