A good video will give you a glimpse into the events surrounding a specific occurrence.Video
is much more convincing to the public eye and helps the viewer recreate a specific time in history.Many
infamous moments have been documented with a video camera.This article will focus on famous world videos and events.
brawl was an altercation that occurred in a NBA game between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers on November
19, 2004, at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan.With less than a minute left
in the game, a minor fight broke out between players on the court.As the fight was being broken up,
a cup of soda was thrown from the stands at then Pacer player Ron Artest, who entered the crowd sparking a massive brawl between players and fans.
led to nine players being suspended without pay for a total of 146 games, which led to $10 million in salary
being lost by the players. Five players were also charged with assault, and all five were eventually sentenced to
a year of probation and community service.Five fans were also legally charged, and John Green, who
threw the cup at Artest, received a lifetime ban from attending Pistons home games.The fight also
caused the NBA to mandate increased security presence between players and fans, and to ban the sale of alcohol after
the third quarter.It is one of the most infamous brawls in sports history.
9. Meredith Hunter
Threatens Mick Jagger
Speedway Free Festival was an infamous rock concert held on Saturday, December
6, 1969, at the Altamont Speedway in northern California, between Tracy and Livermore.The
show was headlined and organized by The Rolling Stones.It also featured Santana, Jefferson Airplane,
The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.The Grateful Dead were also scheduled
to perform, but declined to play due to the threat of violence at the venue.Approximately 300,000
people attended the event.It is known for having been marred by considerable violence, including
one homicide and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation
canal.Four births were also reported during the event.
Meredith Hunter was a spectator at the Altamont Free Concert.During
The Rolling Stones performance, Hunter pulled out a gun and was threatening Mick Jagger’s life.He was stabbed to death by a Hells Angel member serving as a security guard. An autopsy later
revealed that Hunter was stabbed five times and was high on methamphetamine at the time of his death.The
incident was caught on camera and became a central scene in the documentary Gimme Shelter.Alan Passaro, a 21-year-old member of the Hells Angels, was charged with the crime, but Passaro claimed he acted
in self-defense and was acquitted.
8. The Only Known
Video of Anne Frank
Frank was a Jewish girl who was born in the city of Frankfurt am Main in Weimar Germany, and who lived most of her life
in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.She gained international fame posthumously following the publication of her diary which documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in
World War II.The diary, which was given to Anne on her 13th birthday, chronicles her
life from 12 June 1942 until 1 August 1944.Anne Frank has been acknowledged for the quality of her writing, and has become one of the most renowned and most discussed victims of the Holocaust.
Anne Frank died at age 15 of typhus in the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, seven months
after her arrest and just two weeks before British and Canadian troops liberated the camp. Earlier this year the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam released
the only known video of Anne Frank.She can be seen looking down from an open window for a couple seconds.The footage was taken during a neighborhood wedding that occurred on July 22, 1941, months
later Anne and her family would be forced into hiding.
7. Princess Diana's Final Photographs
of Wales died on August 31, 1997, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.The
crash occurred in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.Her companion, Dodi Fayed and driver,
Henri Paul, were also pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.Controversy surrounds the events
of Diana’s death, however an inquest headed by Lord Justice Scott Baker decided on April 7, 2008, that Diana had
been unlawfully killed by the grossly negligent driving of chauffeur Henri Paul and paparazzi photographers. I have
included a video that documents the final moments of Princess Diana’s life.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall was a physical barrier erected by the German Democratic Republic which completely encircled West Berlin,
separating it from East Germany. It came to symbolize the Iron Curtain between Western Europe and the Communist
Eastern Bloc. Needless to say people wanted to escape into West Germany. The Berlin Wall’s restrictions
on travel in Germany were lifted on Nov. 9, 1989. German citizens began dancing on the wall and chopping away
at the barrier which for so long divided them. The fall of the Berlin Wall is a watershed moment in the decades-long
struggle between communism and capitalism.I have included two videos that contain clips surrounding
The United States news report on the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Landings were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as Operation Neptune
and Operation Overlord, during World War II.The landings commenced on Tuesday, June 6, 1944 (D-Day). It is the largest amphibious invasion in history.The assault was conducted in two phases, an air assault landing of American, British, Canadian and Free French
airborne troops and an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armoured divisions off the coast of France.This clip contains chilling video footage of D-Day.
4. Joe Louis
vs. Max Schmeling 2
rematch came on June 22, 1938.The fighters met at the sold-out Yankee Stadium in New York City.There were more than 70,000 fans in attendance.Schmeling came out of his corner trying to
utilize the same style that gave him the victory in their first fight, with a straight-standing posture and a strong
jab.Louis' strategy, however, had been to get the fight over early.From the
start of the fight Joe Louis unleashed a tireless barrage of punches on Max Schmeling.Two minutes
and four seconds into the first round Louis was declared winner and world Heavyweight champion, by a technical knockout. In all, Louis threw 41 punches in the fight, 31 of which landed solidly. Schmeling, by contrast,
had been able to throw only two punches.Schmeling had to be admitted to Polyclinic Hospital for ten
days.During his stay it was discovered that he had cracked several vertebrae in his back.The fight is one of the most important matches in sports history.
3. 9/11 Pentagon
is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington, Virginia.On
September 11, 2001, a team of five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757, en route
from Washington Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, and deliberately crashed it into the
Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. EDT as part of the September 11 attacks.All 64 people on the airliner were
killed as well as 125 people who were in the building.
video cameras surround the outside of the Pentagon, but only one clip of the accident has ever been released to the public.It was released on a court ordered ruling.The video shows a streak and then a large explosion.I can’t seem to make out a Boeing 757, but maybe you can.Many conspiracy theories
exist surrounding this accident, mainly fueled by the lack of video and forensic evidence (wreckage) confirming that
a Boeing 757 caused this damage.It is the only available clip of 9/11 Pentagon attack.
Video Looking at the abnormalities of the hole left in the
Original footage zoomed in on the creatures turn.
film is a short recording of an unidentified subject filmed on October 20, 1967, by Roger Patterson
and Robert Gimlin.The pair claims that the film is a genuine recording of a Bigfoot.In the early afternoon of October 20, Patterson and Gimlin were near Bluff Creek in California when they
spotted a large figure crouching next to the creek.By the time Patterson could retrieve his camera
the creature had walked away from the men to a distance of about 120 feet (37 m), so Patterson began to run
after it.The initial part of the film is quite shaky until Patterson gets about 80 feet (24 m) from the figure.At that point the creature glanced over its right shoulder at the men and Patterson
fell to his knees.
They would later characterize
the creature's expression as one of "contempt and disgust”.Shortly after glancing
over its shoulder, the creature walks behind a grove of trees, reappears for awhile and then fades into the trees and is lost to view as the reel of film ran out.Roger Patterson had the 52 second film developed
and thought that he had produced proof of Bigfoot's existence.He expected the scientists to accept
it, but only a few scientists were willing to even look at the film, and most of them promptly declared it fake.
Original footage with no zoom. This clip gives
a good perspective of how far away Patterson was from the creature.
Both men have always
dismissed allegations that they had hoaxed the footage by filming a man wearing an ape suit; in fact, Patterson, who
died of cancer in 1972, swore on his death bed that the footage was authentic and he had encountered and filmed
a large bipedal animal unknown to science.I have included three separate videos depicting the Patterson-Gimlin
Zoomed in version of the video with good analysis. You have
to pause this clip at 1:54.
Zapruder and Orville Nix JFK Assassination Videos
Standard version of the Zapruder film.
John F. Kennedy
was the thirty-fifth President of the United States.He was assassinated on Friday, November 22,
1963, in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. in Dealey Plaza.Kennedy was fatally shot while riding with
his wife Jacqueline in a Presidential motorcade.Many people captured video and photographs of the event.The most telling films were captured by Abraham Zapruder and Orville Nix.
The Zapruder film is a silent Standard 8 mm color home movie of the presidential
motorcade as John F. Kennedy is assassinated.The film is the most complete visual recording of the
event.The footage is known for its depiction of the fatal shot to President Kennedy's head when
his limousine was almost exactly in front of and slightly below Zapruder's position.In March 1975, on the ABC late-night television show Good Night America (hosted by Geraldo Rivera), the Zapruder home
movie was shown to the American public for the first time.It contains many strange movements and
video anomalies, but is a good documentation of the assassination of Kennedy.
Orville Nix film with grassy knoll analysis.
On the day of Kennedy’s
assassination Orville Nix was positioned on the south side of Dealey Plaza, which was opposite of Zapruder.The Nix video shows the fatal head shot that killed Kennedy from a different perspective.In
the background of the video is the infamous grassy knoll.Many claim a second shooter was positioned
behind a fence on the knoll.In fact, in an interview following the incident Nix claimed that shots
came from behind the fence on the grassy knoll.Many people feel that the Nix video is the most important documentation of the assassination because it shows the silhouette of a man with a rifle shooting Kennedy.Small flashes of light can also be seen on the knoll.
Jason Cunningham - December 5, 2009 I ratherly
enjoy the documented segments of history in the making, partly due to the advent of the "Camera". Without it,
the world for that matter would be quite dull and void. So thank you. Now we can see for ourselves the events that rocked
the world of history and the people, heros, and amatuer alike captured and frozen in time for us all to enjoy.
Akhil - January 30, 2010 Hai you don't consider
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