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Today is the Presidents’ Day federal holiday in the United States. Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
The Right Honorable Harold Macmillan was born on this day, February 10, in 1894.
On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
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Animator, voice actor and film producer Walt Disney was born on December 5, in 1901.
October 5th marks the anniversary of Earl Warren’s swearing-in as the 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Anthony Eden was born on this day, June 12, in 1897. He became Prime Minister of Great Britain after Winston Churchill’s resignation in 1955.
“…the extent to which we maintain the spirit of our constitution with its Bill of Rights, will in the long run do more to make it both secure and the object of adulation than the number of hydrogen bombs we stockpile.”
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations was formally established when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, took effect.
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This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Netflix series “The Crown” is proving to be one of the most successful and most “binge-watched” series of all time.
On this day, April 26, in 1954, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began field trials.
On Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson performed a free open-air concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. She sang before a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions.
On this day, November 29, in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. Leading the investigation into the assassination was Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.
John Bew’s biography of Prime Minister Clement Attlee, “Citizen Clem”, has been awarded Britain’s most prestigious award for political writing, the Orwell Prize.
The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled the first statue in Stadium history.