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PHOTOS: The Berlin Wall

November 9th, 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came down. Built with barbed wire and concrete in August of 1961 by the Communist East, The Berlin Wall, stretching for about 30 miles, was a Cold War symbol which separated East and West Berlin, preventing people from leaving East Germany.


PHOTOS of Yale Papyrus and Parchment Documents Restored

(Photographs by Peter Hvizdak – New Haven Register) The conservation lab at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library restores documents so that scholars, worldwide, can study manuscripts that open windows to history. Paula R. Zyats, Assistant Chief Conservator in the Preservation Department Conservation Lab at Yale University’s Sterling Memorial Library and Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, a papyrologist, linguist and […]


PHOTOS: The Loma Prieta Earthquake – Oct. 17, 1989

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area. The 6.9 earthquake, centered in the Santa Cruz Mountains, took the lives of 63 Bay Area residents and injured more than 3,700 others. Forty-two of the quake’s victims died in the collapse of the double-deck Cypress St. viaduct of Interstate Highway […]


PHOTOS: Hurricane Hugo struck 25 years ago September 21-22, 1989

Hugo made landfall just north of Charleston, SC at Sullivan’s Island around midnight September 22, 1989 as a Category 4 storm with estimated maximum sustained winds of 135-140 mph.


Photos of the 1983-84 New Haven Road Race

A look back at the 1983-84 New Haven Road Race through Register file photos. Illustrations by Bob Rich.


Photos: Remembering the 1999 Jewish Community Center shootings in Granada Hills

Sunday, August 10, is the 15th anniversary of the shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills. The anti-Semitic attack left 5 injured, and later a postal worker was murdered. The shooting sparked the formation of the Million Mom March and subsequent rally in DC in 2000 with over 750,000 people demanding […]


PHOTOS: 100 years since Great Britain declares war on Germany

Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is […]


PHOTOS: President Richard Nixon resigns in wake of Watergate scandal, August 8, 1974

On August 8, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon resigned in the wake of the Watergate scandal. He was the first president in American history to resign. In a televised address, Nixon, flanked by his family, announced to the American public that he would step down rather than endure a Senate impeachment trial for obstruction of […]


Photos of New Haven Notables

Photos of New Haven’s most notable names.


Photos: On this day—July 29, 1958—NASA established

Photos of NASA’s greatest achievements in honor of the agency’s 56th anniversary.


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PHOTOS: Two New York City police officers ambushed and killed

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Er


Photos: Peaceful ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest at the Mall of America results in arrests

Peaceful ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest at the Mall of America results in arrests on Saturday, November 2


Photos: Peaceful ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest at the Mall of America results in arrests

Peaceful ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest at the Mall of America results in arrests on Saturday, November 2