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Images Dated 28th August 2012

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Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Columbus / Lands / Iln

Columbus / Lands / Iln
Columbus lands at Guanahani (Bahamas), also known as the Watling Islands or San Salvador. Date: 12 October 1492

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Jacquard Loom 1804

Jacquard Loom 1804
JACQUARD LOOM First invented 1804 by J M Jacquard (1752-1834): this is probably a somewhat later modification. Date: 1804 and later

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Working Elephants 1907

Working Elephants 1907
Elephants help to extinguish the flames when a train carrying a menagerie crashes in West Virginia, USA. Date: 1907

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: The Stuka Advertised

The Stuka Advertised
Junkers JU-87 Stuka dive- bombers featured in an advertisement exploiting their sinister shape and fearsome reputation Date: February 1941

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Accident Averted

Accident Averted
While under repair, a locomotive runs away but mechanics succeed in halting it before it can do any damage to itself or others. Date: 1924

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Balloon on Railway

Balloon on Railway
A balloon lands on the Lyon- Marseille line at Villeurbaine just at the moment that an express enters the station : luckily, this is a scheduled stop... Date: 1907

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: William Huskisson

William Huskisson
WILLIAM HUSKISSON English statesman, one of the earliest victims of a fatal railway accident at Eccles, near Manchester. with his autograph Date: 1770 - 1830

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Impending Accident

Impending Accident
With his foot on the hem of his partners skirt, a catastrophe seems imminent.. Date: early 20th century

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Edward Pellew Exmouth 4

Edward Pellew Exmouth 4
EDWARD PELLEW, first viscount EXMOUTH naval commander Date: 1757 - 1833

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Edward Pellew Exmouth 1

Edward Pellew Exmouth 1
EDWARD PELLEW, first viscount EXMOUTH naval commander Date: 1757 - 1833

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Bell Ringing Accident

Bell Ringing Accident
A dreadful accident in a church near Fribourg, Switzerland Date: 1909

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Keeper and Boa

Keeper and Boa
In a New York zoo, a keeper is seized by a boa and his colleagues have a tough job disentangling him Date: 1908

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: Crash and Bull

Crash and Bull
When the Paris-Amsterdam passenger plane is forced to land in a field near Brussels, it is attacked by a bull who resents the intrusion Date: 1925

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: A Surgical Mix-Up

A Surgical Mix-Up
An awkward mistake in the operating theatre Date: 1907

Background imageImages Dated 28th August 2012: PARACHUTE

PARACHUTE
Viola Spencer, an intrepid parachutist, has a close encounter with a factory chimney at Bradford, England, but survives to jump again Date: 1910


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