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“I was 18 years old, I’d just left school and got a job in London, working in an insurance company. I was working inside - in an office! My mother thought that was like being CEO of Shell Oil.

“I was late one morning, I took a short cut through the church yard to the station to catch my train. I’d just finished reading The Sun Also Rises the night before; and here I was looking at all these gravestones, I remember thinking: Gee, we’re not here very long. Better make it count.

“So I went home, told my mother I was quitting my job and going to Morocco. She damned near fainted.”

After travelling through Spain and Africa, Colin hitch-hiked across Europe to Sweden to visit a girlfriend he’d met the year before on a football tour.

When he finally go

History is not about things that happened – it’s about people.

Here’s some great photographs of people who made a little bit of history – or just lived through it.

Because every one of them had a story.

Even if they’re not all human.

NASA, space

This is Ham the chimp in his space suit in the biopack of the Mercury-Redstone 2 prior to his 1961 test flight.

This next amazing photograph was taken in 1925:

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