When we think of extraordinary moments in history, many come to mind.? Moments like the day the declaration of independence was signed and that day in 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue are familiar to just about all of us.? Many more complex and interesting moments from history do exist, they just aren’t readily taught in school.? With a history as colored as the one of this Earth, its no wonder that history classes can’t teach us about everything that happened in the past.
Some of the extraordinary moments in history included on this list may be closely associated with a more commonly known event.? Some of them are lesser known and may seem unbelievable.? Looking back on some of these extraordinary moments in history may make you feel nostalgic and some may leave you feeling disbelief.? Regardless of how these extraordinary events make us feel today, they are all important parts of history that reflect who we are and what we stand for.
- Signing of the Civil Rights Act
This photo is from one of the most extraordinary moments in history for America.? President Lyndon B. Johnson sits at his desk during a ceremony in the White House on July 2, 1964.? During this ceremony, Johnson signed the civil rights act. This is a landmark law that made it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on their race, skin color, religion, sex or origins.? Even though this bill was signed into law over 50 years ago, the people of this nation are still fighting for their freedom from discrimination.