May 6, 2012
life:

Saturday night… Waiting by the phone…
Kidding, we hope that’s not the case for you. This is from a series of pictures from the Dec. 11, 1944, issue of LIFE depicting a teenage girl on the phone. (Nina Leen—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
See more photos here.

life:

Saturday night… Waiting by the phone…

Kidding, we hope that’s not the case for you. This is from a series of pictures from the Dec. 11, 1944, issue of LIFE depicting a teenage girl on the phone. (Nina Leen—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

See more photos here.

May 1, 2012
life:

On the afternoon of April 30, 2012, steelworkers placed the first column on the 100th floor at One World Trade Center (still called, by some, the “Freedom Tower”) and New York City will again have a new tallest building on its skyline. But no matter how much higher One World Trade climbs, however, and whatever skyscrapers follow in the years and decades to come, there will always be one building in New York City that looms larger, and is looked on more fondly, than any other.
The Empire State Building opened for business on May 1, 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, with New York governor Al Smith’s grandchildren cutting the ceremonial ribbon that introduced the 102-story masterpiece to the world. For four decades, it was the tallest building on the planet, before it was finally surpassed in 1972 by the World Trade Center towers anchoring lower Manhattan three miles south. Today, long after it lost the title as the tallest building in the world, and at a time when taller structures (everywhere, but especially in Asia) are rising at a dizzying clip, the ESB nevertheless still stands alone — literally and figuratively — on the Manhattan skyline.
Read more about the history of the Empire State Building here.

life:

On the afternoon of April 30, 2012, steelworkers placed the first column on the 100th floor at One World Trade Center (still called, by some, the “Freedom Tower”) and New York City will again have a new tallest building on its skyline. But no matter how much higher One World Trade climbs, however, and whatever skyscrapers follow in the years and decades to come, there will always be one building in New York City that looms larger, and is looked on more fondly, than any other.

The Empire State Building opened for business on May 1, 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, with New York governor Al Smith’s grandchildren cutting the ceremonial ribbon that introduced the 102-story masterpiece to the world. For four decades, it was the tallest building on the planet, before it was finally surpassed in 1972 by the World Trade Center towers anchoring lower Manhattan three miles south. Today, long after it lost the title as the tallest building in the world, and at a time when taller structures (everywhere, but especially in Asia) are rising at a dizzying clip, the ESB nevertheless still stands alone — literally and figuratively — on the Manhattan skyline.

Read more about the history of the Empire State Building here.

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April 30, 2012
life:

April 30, 1945: Hitler commits suicide.In the spring of 1945, LIFE’s William Vandivert was one of the first photographers to document the ruins of Berlin and the burned-out bunker beneath the city where Hitler and Eva Braun spent their final hours
In his typed notes to his editors in New York, Vandivert described in detail what he saw. For example, of the sixth slide in this gallery he wrote: 

“Pix of [correspondents] looking at sofa where Hitler and Eva shot themselves. Note bloodstains on arm of soaf [sic] where Eva bled. She was seated at far end … Hitler sat in middle and fell forward, did not bleed on sofa. This is in Hitler’s sitting room.” 

Remarkable stuff — but, it turns out, only about half right. Historians are now quite certain that Braun actually committed suicide by biting a cyanide capsule, rather than by gunshot — meaning that the blood stains on the couch might well be Hitler’s, and not Eva Braun’s, after all.
Read more here.

life:

April 30, 1945: Hitler commits suicide.

In the spring of 1945, LIFE’s William Vandivert was one of the first photographers to document the ruins of Berlin and the burned-out bunker beneath the city where Hitler and Eva Braun spent their final hours

In his typed notes to his editors in New York, Vandivert described in detail what he saw. For example, of the sixth slide in this gallery he wrote:

“Pix of [correspondents] looking at sofa where Hitler and Eva shot themselves. Note bloodstains on arm of soaf [sic] where Eva bled. She was seated at far end … Hitler sat in middle and fell forward, did not bleed on sofa. This is in Hitler’s sitting room.”

Remarkable stuff — but, it turns out, only about half right. Historians are now quite certain that Braun actually committed suicide by biting a cyanide capsule, rather than by gunshot — meaning that the blood stains on the couch might well be Hitler’s, and not Eva Braun’s, after all.

Read more here.

February 5, 2012
reuters:

Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a protest condemning the death of soccer fans at Port Said stadium, near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 2, 2012.
Egyptians incensed by the deaths of 74 people in soccer violence staged protests in central Cairo on Thursday as the army-led government came under fire for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. [REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih]
Read more: Egyptians incensed after 74 die in soccer tragedy

reuters:

Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a protest condemning the death of soccer fans at Port Said stadium, near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 2, 2012.

Egyptians incensed by the deaths of 74 people in soccer violence staged protests in central Cairo on Thursday as the army-led government came under fire for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. [REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih]

Read more: Egyptians incensed after 74 die in soccer tragedy

October 10, 2011
life:

On the night Lincoln and his wife went to Ford’s Theater for the last time, 12-year-old Tad was at Grover’s Theater watching Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. During the performance, the Grover’s Theater manager interrupted and announced that the president had been shot. Tad was hysterical with grief.
see more — Abraham Lincoln: Family Man

life:

On the night Lincoln and his wife went to Ford’s Theater for the last time, 12-year-old Tad was at Grover’s Theater watching Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. During the performance, the Grover’s Theater manager interrupted and announced that the president had been shot. Tad was hysterical with grief.

see moreAbraham Lincoln: Family Man

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October 10, 2011
life:

Egypt Erupts. Again. 
At least 17 civilians and 12 troops were killed during clashes between Egyptian Coptic Christians and government soldiers following an attack on a Coptic church last week.

see more — Egypt: The Moments We’ll Remember

life:

Egypt Erupts. Again.

At least 17 civilians and 12 troops were killed during clashes between Egyptian Coptic Christians and government soldiers following an attack on a Coptic church last week.

see more Egypt: The Moments We’ll Remember

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October 9, 2011
life:

Third time’s the charm! — The former Beatle weds for the third time, making things official with his American girlfriend, Nancy Shevell, at a town hall in London. A reception was held afterward at McCartney’s home. Shevell wore Stella McCartney.
see more — Celeb Love in 2011

life:

Third time’s the charm! — The former Beatle weds for the third time, making things official with his American girlfriend, Nancy Shevell, at a town hall in London. A reception was held afterward at McCartney’s home. Shevell wore Stella McCartney.

see moreCeleb Love in 2011

October 2, 2011
life:

Heartbreak in Afghanistan — Marwah, a child suffering from severe malnutrition, is held by his mother at a hospital in Kabul. More than six percent of Afghan children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition, according to a recent study.
See more from our Photos of the Week.

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Heartbreak in Afghanistan — Marwah, a child suffering from severe malnutrition, is held by his mother at a hospital in Kabul. More than six percent of Afghan children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition, according to a recent study.

See more from our Photos of the Week.

September 15, 2011
life:

CHEERS! — Happy 27th birthday, Prince Harry! 
(If you find yourself fond of a certain red-headed royal — for your viewing pleasure, see: Prince Harry at his Hottest)

life:

CHEERS! Happy 27th birthday, Prince Harry!

(If you find yourself fond of a certain red-headed royal — for your viewing pleasure, see: Prince Harry at his Hottest)

September 11, 2011
life:

President George W. Bush was informed by his chief of staff Andrew Card of the attacks on the World Trade Center during a school reading event in Sarasota, Florida. 
Ten years later, one of the kids who was there in that class, Chantal Guerrero, told Time magazine that to this day she’s grateful that Bush — obviously profoundly upset about something that Card had told him — maintained his composure and stayed with the students until the book they were reading, The Pet Goat, was finished. “I think the President was trying to keep us from finding out,” Guerrero said, “so we all wouldn’t freak out.”
see more — 911 Photos of 9/11

life:

President George W. Bush was informed by his chief of staff Andrew Card of the attacks on the World Trade Center during a school reading event in Sarasota, Florida.

Ten years later, one of the kids who was there in that class, Chantal Guerrero, told Time magazine that to this day she’s grateful that Bush — obviously profoundly upset about something that Card had told him — maintained his composure and stayed with the students until the book they were reading, The Pet Goat, was finished. “I think the President was trying to keep us from finding out,” Guerrero said, “so we all wouldn’t freak out.”

see more 911 Photos of 9/11

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