Photo taken by either Howard Hollem, Edward Meyer of MacLaugharie on the morning of 6 June 1944. Library of Congress

Choice of the day on Twistedsifter a year ago, it shows city life at a standstill at Times Square, New York City. Pedestriants are tensely following the news ticker about D-Day (the Normandy landings) on 6 June 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history. If successful, it was to be the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.