History favors the brave – this phrase could not be more true when looking at these amazing photographs from the past.

From Rosa Park’s mug shot to a doctor performing surgery on himself!

Check out 28 of the most epic moments in history.

This group of workers suspended from the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1914.

W.H. Murphy and his associate demonstrating their bulletproof vest in 1923.

Gladys Roy and Ivan Unger playing a game of tennis on the wings of a biplane above Los Angeles in 1925.

This group of officials posing for a portrait during the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1935.

Nineteen-year-old Russian sniper Roza Shanina after 54 confirmed Nazi kills during World War II.

Roza Shanina took up the call to arms after her 19-year-old brother was killed during the Siege of Leningrad in December 1941. She was killed in battle at the age of 20 in 1945.

 

A London milkman sticking to his schedule despite the German bombing raid in 1940.

This PoW defiantly confronting Heinrich Himmler during an inspection in 1940-1941.

August Landmesser refusing to perform the Nazi salute at a crowded rally.

After the completion of a Nazi warship in 1936, shipbuilder August Landmesser defiantly crossed his arms in protest as the others around him saluted. His partner, a Jewish woman named Irma Eckler,

 

U.S. military raising the American flag on Iwo Jima in February, 1945.

Three of the Marines depicted in this picture