Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada from 1984-1993, was born on this day, March 20, in 1939.
Today is the anniversary of Churchill’s famous “some chicken, some neck!” speech, immediately after which Karsh would make his outstanding portrait of the great British Prime Minister.
Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, in 1917. Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India.
The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on this day, November 14, in 1889.
Banksy’s Turf War, above, reproduces Karsh’s famous portrait of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with a slight difference.
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.
Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died on this day, April 8, in 2013.
On this day, November 22, in 1990, Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation. The first woman prime minister in British history was elected in 1979 and was the longest-serving British PM of the 20th century.
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.
After The Bank of England revealed a new plastic five pound note featuring Winston Churchill, ‘No Such Thing as The News’ discuss why the former prime minister looks so displeased in the photo.
British politician James Callaghan was born on this day, March 27, in 1912.
TIME magazine has created a list of 100 Women of the Year.
Hosni Mubarak was an Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth president of Egypt.
The Right Honorable Harold Macmillan was born on this day, February 10, in 1894.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on this day, January 30, in 1882.
In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned that current tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the threat from nuclear weapons.
A mystery is solved thanks to our wonderful colleagues at Archives Canada, where the Karsh Fonds are held.
Jacques Chirac, former premier of France, has died.
On August 15, in 1947, India and Pakistan gained their independence after 200 years of British rule.
Boris Yeltsin became the first President of the Russian Federation on this day, July 10, in 1991.
Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867.
Benazir Bhutto was born on this day, June 21, in 1953. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.
This portrait of René Lévesque, a minister of the government of Quebec, is included in a book about Canadian Supreme Court justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé.
On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison.
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.
On this day, January 3, in 1938, Roosevelt founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (March of Dimes) leading to the development of polio vaccines.
The Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables is hosting the exhibition from now through January 20, 2019.
From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date Thanksgiving was observed varied from state to state. In 1939, President Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation changing the holiday to the next to last Thursday in November, for business reasons.
“Our session lasted three-and-a-half hours. From time to time we would stop to refresh ourselves with Cuban rum and Coke. “Tell me,” he said, “about photographing Helen Keller.””
Netflix series “The Crown” is proving to be one of the most successful and most “binge-watched” series of all time.
On this day, July 18, in 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born.
On this day, May 12, in 1937, George VI was crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. In 1939, King George became the first British monarch to visit America and Canada.
On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years in confinement.
The fiftieth issue of the John Buchan Society’s Journal, was published at the end of 2017 and features an essay by our Curator, Jerry Fielder, about the warm and fruitful relationship between Buchan and Karsh.
Gary Oldman stars in the latest film about Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour, which is out now in the US and coming to the UK in the new year.
On this day, December 21, in 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France.
On this day, November 5, in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was re-elected President of the United States for an unprecedented third term.
Nikita Khrushchev died on this day, September 11, in 1971, aged 77.
As Canada celebrates 150 years, this photo was mentioned by a fan nominating it for “the most Canadian picture ever.”
“Heroes of World War II: Men and Women Who Put Their Lives on the Line” is a new publication from LIFE Books that features important figures from the period.
“In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Ottawa Citizen is rolling out one fact each day for 150 days until July 1, highlighting the odd, the fascinating and the important bits of Ottawa history you might not know about.”
In a letter to the Ottawa Citizen, Lilly Koltun, PhD, Director General (ret’d), Portrait Gallery of Canada, writes: “Exhibit citizen Karsh’s collection”
A festival of music and films presented in conjunction with the exhibit Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes.
His life in his own words.