There are many miraculous photos from history that have managed to go relatively unseen. For whatever reason, their quality is under-appreciated, despite revealing interesting realities about world history and popular events. Some may surprise you, but all will enlighten you. High profile figures will become more humanized and an improved historical context will be established. So without further adieu… are you ready to have your mind blown?
“This CD-ROM can hold more information than all the paper that’s here below me” – Bill Gates 
An F-1 pilot ejects at an extremely low altitude, but survives with minor injuries 
Wormwood Street in the city of London after the IRA detonated a truck bomb [April 24, 1993]
President Clinton poses with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, ever heard of her? 
A photographer was walking through Central Park in 1974, when he ran into these young mimes. 30 years later, he realized he had photographed a young Robin Williams.
Famous Colonel Anthony Biddle, hand-to-hand combat expert, was known for ordering his trainees to try to kill him using bayonets. They never did, as he was able to disarm them all.
Nineteen year old Robert Wadlow (height 8 ft 7 in) the tallest person in recorded history, chatting with a friend after appearing at a charity event in Omaha, Nebraska, April 1, 1937. He grew another 4 inches before his death three years later.
A pickup truck flees from the pyroclastic flows spewing from the Mt.Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, on June 17, 1991. This was the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
A British foot guard passes out as Queen Elizabeth II rides past during the colour parade in June, 1970.
Albert Einstein’s office in Princeton, New Jersey, the way he last left it. He would die later that night. 
Jimmie Nicol filled in for Ringo Starr when he had tonsillitis. For 10 days he traveled with The Beatles on tour throughout Australia. Here he is photographed after the tour, departing Melbourne Airport, on the cusp of returning back to his bland, normal life. 
Hitler comforts a frostbitten German soldier who tries to salute him while in bed. Hitler gently sets his arm down to tell him to rest and recover. [c. 1940’s]
President George H.W. Bush throws out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers’ opening night game in 1991, Arlington, Texas.
During the early 1990s AIDS epidemic, this father comforts his son who is on his deathbed. Widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS, the photo was published in LIFE magazine’s November 1990 edition.
The year was 1963, and it was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first bodybuilding competition. He was 16 at the time.
Charles Ebbets preparing for his “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photograph in 1932. He is perched on the 69th floor of the GE building.
Below is the actual photograph he took.
In October of 1956, Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth at a film premiere in London. Both women were 30 years old at the time.
A Soviet soldier carrying Hitler’s head, after capturing Berlin in 1945.
The National Space Invaders Championship held by Atari in 1980.
Trench Warfare captured by a British photographer during World War I. These are mortar rounds firing back and forth. [c. 1917]
Gay men smash windows at the San Francisco City Hall in 1979 to protest the involuntary manslaughter verdict handed down to Dan White, the man who killed Harvey Milk.
On the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, veterans of the Union and Confederacy reunite civilly, and shake hands. 
In 1924 Ohio, these young men were enjoying their brand new vehicle. It traveled a mind blowing 25 miles per hour.
A B-17 Bombardier heading toward Germany during WWII. This is one of the few color photos taken from that era. [c. 1940’s]
Dick Winters and Easy Company (Band of Brothers) are pictured at Hitler’s residence, the Eagle’s Nest.
Sean Connery signing a coconut for a Jamaican child on the set of Dr. No in 1962.
The only person ever struck by a meteor, Ann Hodges survived and was left with this massive bruise. Dr. Moody Jacobs shows off this unbelievable tale of survival.