Added December 08, 2016 with 25 photos
John Herschel Glenn, Jr., one of the most prominent astronauts in American history and a four-term U.S. senator from Ohio, died December 8, 2016 at a hospital in Columbus, his family said. He was 95. Here is a look back at Glenn's storied career from the photo archives of UPI.
Added May 29, 2008 with 28 photos
Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba who led a communist revolution on the island nation, died Friday, state-run media reported. He was 90. The following is a look back at Fidel Castro's 45 years as the leader of Cuba, from the UPI archives.
Added June 11, 2009 with 18 photos
A compilation of photos featuring Old Hollywood stars in full glamour.
Added December 11, 2014 with 36 photos
UPI captured the White House full of Christmas cheer through history, and we've captured the more memorable moments in this holiday collection from Christmas Past.
Added November 05, 2014 with 22 photos
Photos of Jayne Mansfield from the UPI archives.
Added July 23, 2014 with 14 photos
On July 23, 2002, a laser-guided bomb fired from an Israeli F-16 hit the Gaza home of Sheik Salah Shehada, founder of the military wing of Hamas, killing him and 14 others and wounding more than 140 people. A week later, Hamas would retaliate by bombing a cafeteria in Jerusalem killing seven people, and wounding 85 others.
Added December 06, 2013 with 21 photos
Nelson Mandela, jailed for plotting a revolution and later elected South Africa's first black president, died Thursday at age 95 on December 5, 2013. This collection features photos of Mandela from the UPI archives with their original captions.
Added November 22, 2013 with 29 photos
Archival photos from UPI's historic coverage of the John F. Kennedy presidency
Added November 19, 2013 with 6 photos
On November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on a Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
Added May 06, 2011 with 16 photos
Remember when gas prices moving over $2 a gallon looked disastrous? Then $3 seemed like the limit? Now with the national average cost of a gallon of gas at $3.99, let's take a look back at some golden days of gas prices.
Added May 01, 2011 with 16 photos
With the announcement of a sudden presidential press conference, the news quickly broke on Sunday that Osama bin Laden, notorious mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, among others, had been killed. Details are still scarce, but what is known is that the most wanted man in the world is now dead.
Added April 26, 2011 with 17 photos
Even after the ongoing tragedy at the Fukushima reactor in Japan, the explosion and subsequent fire at the Chernobyl plant still ranks as the worst in history. The plant was in Pripyat, a now abandoned city in the modern Ukraine and the former Soviet Union. The death toll from the accident and radiation varies from a 4,000 individual estimate from the World Health Organization to about 200,000 from Greenpeace.
Added March 30, 2011 with 11 photos
On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. shot six bullets in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Of six shots fired, Reagan was hit, as well as Press Secretary James Brady, D.C. Police Officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy. In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Added March 25, 2011 with 15 photos
March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire when 146 factory workers died in the deadliest industrial disaster in New York city's history. Eye witness accounts by United Press reporter William G. Shepherd along with other reports during the following days and weeks brought the conditions of garment worker into public scrutiny.
Added February 24, 2011 with 21 photos
With rebel forces taking an increasingly dominant hold in Gadhafi's stronghold of Tripoli, and his forces abandoning him for the opposition, it looks like the nearly 42 years of his rule in Libya have been brought to an end.
Added February 04, 2011 with 30 photos
Added January 31, 2011 with 18 photos
Added January 24, 2011 with 21 photos
Added January 18, 2011 with 18 photos
Added January 17, 2011 with 21 photos
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