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Harry Truman

Harry Truman

Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, calling for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces. […]

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

In 1959 and 1960, Karsh photographed more than a dozen public figures for “TV Guide.” […]

Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee

The results of the 1945 United Kingdom general election were declared on July 26, with Labor’s Clement Attlee winning a landslide victory. […]

Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary

New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.  […]

Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock

With my usual impatience I jumped into the motorboat. “No, no,” Leacock shouted. “We’re going out in the canoe. I’ll paddle.”  […]

Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

England has not won a major football tournament since winning the World Cup in 1966, when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister. […]

Nelson Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller

American businessman and politician Nelson Rockefeller was born on this day, July 8, in 1908. […]

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King

This portrait of the American former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King is newly added to the database. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

The United States Supreme Court’s first African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, was born on July 2, in 1908. […]

Canada Day

Canada Day

Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867. […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush

American engineer, inventor and science administrator, Vannevar Bush, died on this day, June 28, in 1974. […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso held his first major exhibition. […]

Michel Platini

Michel Platini

Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken France’s Michel Platini as the record goalscorer at the European Championships. […]

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

The American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland was born on this day, June 10, in 1992. […]

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar was a French novelist and essayist who was born in Brussels on this day, June 8, in 1903. […]

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa

Karsh photographed a handful of his fellow photographers. Robert Capa was photographed in 1981 and 1990. […]

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Steinbeck’s first successful novel, “Tortilla Flat”, was published on this day, May 28, in 1935. […]

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru was an Indian independence activist and, subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India. […]

Betty Ford

Betty Ford

Newly added to the website are two portraits of Betty Ford. […]

Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson

British politician Harold Wilson died on this day, May 24, in 1995. […]

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Another image freshly added to the website, American political activist and attorney Ralph Nader. […]

Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck

American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is new to the website. […]

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

“The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter” is out now from Crown/Random House. […]

Marx Brothers

Marx Brothers

“They had as wonderful a time with me as their willing and hapless victim as I did relishing their antics.” […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister on this day, May 4, in 1979. […]

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