10 photos that changed the world.
Martin Luther King, giving his iconic ‘I have a dream speech’…
August 28th 1963, MLK delivered his speech “I have a dream” to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the famous steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington (for Jobs and Freedom) becoming a defining moment of the American Civil Rights movement.
To Obama, being elected the first African-American President in 2008.
‘The dream came true’ is what many echoed, when Barack Obama became the first African-American President to be elected into power on November 4th 2008.
Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Silence fell at the assassination of John F. Kennedy on 22nd November 1963, in Dallas Texas. At only 46, JFK died younger than any other US President to date.
Malala Yousafzai: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”
After being shot in the head by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai, stood confident in front of the United Nations Youth Takeover and delivered a heart-wrenching speech.
Steve Jobs introducing the first iPod, changed the way we viewed technology
October 23rd 2001, the world was set to change the way it identified with and heard music. Apple’s great Steve Jobs, had designed the first iPod known as the ‘the iPod Classic’
9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers
Horror and disbelief sweep across the world on 9/11 2001, when the World Trade Center (Twin Towers) was targeted by hijacked planes, one of the four co-ordinated terror attacks on the United States of America.
Death of our beloved Freedom Fighter: Nelson Mandela
Known to many as a Philanthropist, Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary, Politician, Freedom Fighter and Madiba. The world lost a great and humbled man in the form of Nelson Mandela, who showed us that love, compassion and forgiveness, were the most useful tools any one individual could obtain during life. May his soul rest in heavenly peace.
July 2005 London Bombings
On the morning 7th July 2005, four bombs, three hitting the London Underground and one on a double decker bus, were detonated in the Centre of London.
Rescuing the Chilean Miners, after being trapped for 69 days.
After being trapped since 5th August 2010 after the mine collapsed, Los 33, known as ‘The 33’ Chilean miners suffered severely for 69 days until being uniquely rescued by an individual capsule, that each time it appeared down to rescue around miner. It represented hope.
And on 13th October 2010, all ‘Los 33’ (The 33) were rescued.
“Did someone say Selfie?”
Ellen DeGeneres and co-stars broke Obama’s record at the Oscars by having the most retweeted photograph on a Sunday night, whilst changing the Selfie game forever.
By Nikkita Robert