Ribbentrop

Unshaven Hitler in August, 1942. Check out the mod pattern behind him above the fireplace.

Hitler was very punctilious in his personal hygiene, but on occasion during WWII he would show up to wartime conferences unshaven. Reinhard Spitzy, von Ribbentrop’s aide, wrote about a meeting with Hitler in 1942: “to my surprise he was pallid and unshaven. I had the impression he was also under the influence of drugs.”

Despite all his issues at this time, Hitler looks positively fabulous here.

On 23rd August 1989 at 7 pm Eastern European Summer Time, two million Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians linked hands to form a 675km long human chain that started from Tallinn, Estonia and ended in Vilnius, Lithuania to peacefully demand freedom that was forcefully robbed from them by Soviet Union because of the secret protocol that was part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.