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Atomic bomb drills in Los Angeles during the Cold War, 1951. (LA Daily)

Tiger's Den Recreational Center for Teenagers - Spring Valley, New York

Recreational Center for Teenagers Opened 1950 Supported by public contributions Youth Activities Committee of Spring Valley, Inc. Spring Valley, New York Established 1944

East German soldier named Hans Conrad Schumann who famously defected to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

East German soldier named Hans Conrad Schumann who famously defected to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

October 22, 1962,  President John F. Kennedy tells the world that we are on the brink of nuclear war.

October 22, 1962

October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy tells the world that we are on the brink of nuclear war.

vintage everyday: Old Photos of Life around The Berlin Wall in the 1960s

Old Photos of Life Around the Berlin Wall in the 1960s

This is what everyday life around the Berlin Wall in the 1960s looked like. A German women hangs clothing out to dry on a line strung between a tree and the Berlin Wall, Germany, November 13, 1963 (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images). Two men open a hollow metal drum used by three West German men to bring their girlfriends over the border from East Berlin, Germany, 1965. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images) Sightseers climb onto a bus to look at the newly-built Berlin Wall…

july 26,1953 – Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl led a group of approximately 160 rebels in an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution.

july 26,1953 – Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl led a group of approximately 160 rebels in an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution.

fallout shelter

The grim history of Seattle's highway fallout shelter

Waiting for the end of the world in the Emerald City.