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The AP just put one million minutes of historical footage on YouTube -- here are 17 of the best clips

Screen Shot 2015 07 29 at 1.56.23 PMYoutube/British MovietoneVideo footage of the Hindenuburg disaster taken from the AP Archive.

The Associated Press and partner British Movietone have made 120 years of historical news footage available online for the first time ever by uploading 550,000 YouTube videos.

That adds up to over one million minutes of footage.

On the AP’s new Youtube Channel and the British Movietone Channel, people now have instant access to footage of some of the most pivotal moments in modern history, including news footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., as well as videos of the Titanic leaving an Irish port, the stock market crash of 1929, and the the bombing of Hiroshima.

The Washington Post reports that before putting this footage on Youtube, most of it was only available to be seen in historical archives or museums. 

Here are 17 of the best videos released by the AP:

The Titanic leaving Belfast Lough for Southampton, 1912.

Footage of World War 1, 1914 -- 1918.

News report of the stock market crash of 1929.

News report of the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, 1932.

News report of the crash of the Hindenberg in 1937.

Short film on the bombing of Pearl Harbour, 1941.

News report on the German bombing of London, 1941.

Short film on Victory in Europe Day, 1945.

Footage of an atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima, 1945.

Eyewitness footage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 1963.

Footage of Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested in Selma, Alabama, 1965.

News report on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., 1968.

Footage of the Apollo 11 and 12 moon landings, 1969.

Footage of the Tiannamen Square protests, 1989.

Footage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989.

Broadcast of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, 1990.

Amateur footage of 9/11, 2001.

Now that you have taken a trip through history...

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