The Bank of England chose Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh to appear on the front of its all-new polymer banknote, now in circulation across the UK.
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Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, calling for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In 1959 and 1960, Karsh photographed more than a dozen public figures for “TV Guide.”
The results of the 1945 United Kingdom general election were declared on July 26, with Labor’s Clement Attlee winning a landslide victory.
King was Canada’s 10th Prime Minister and served from 1921-1930, and again from 1935-1948.
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.
With my usual impatience I jumped into the motorboat. “No, no,” Leacock shouted. “We’re going out in the canoe. I’ll paddle.”
We lost Mr. Karsh on this day, July 13, in 2002.
Canadian author Gabrielle Roy died on this day, July 13, in 1983.
England has not won a major football tournament since winning the World Cup in 1966, when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister.
American businessman and politician Nelson Rockefeller was born on this day, July 8, in 1908.
This portrait of the American former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King is newly added to the database.
Karsh took passport photographs in the 1930s.
The United States Supreme Court’s first African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, was born on July 2, in 1908.
Dr. John P. Merrill was an American physician and medical researcher.
Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867.
American engineer, inventor and science administrator, Vannevar Bush, died on this day, June 28, in 1974.
The MMFA in Montgomery, Alabama, re-installed the Karsh walk for their Juneteenth celebrations.
On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso held his first major exhibition.
Indonesia’s first President, Sukarno, died on this day, June 21, in 1970.
Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken France’s Michel Platini as the record goalscorer at the European Championships.
T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings was a British-born architect and furniture designer.
The American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland was born on this day, June 10, in 1992.
Marguerite Yourcenar was a French novelist and essayist who was born in Brussels on this day, June 8, in 1903.
Karsh photographed a handful of his fellow photographers. Robert Capa was photographed in 1981 and 1990.
On June 3, 1937, former King Edward VIII married Wallis Simpson.
George Bernard Shaw’s wife, Charlotte, played a vital role in his masterworks.
Steinbeck’s first successful novel, “Tortilla Flat”, was published on this day, May 28, in 1935.
Nehru was an Indian independence activist and, subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India.
Newly added to the website are two portraits of Betty Ford.
British politician Harold Wilson died on this day, May 24, in 1995.
Today is the centenary of the birth of Andrei Sakharov.
Another image freshly added to the website, American political activist and attorney Ralph Nader.
In 1992, Karsh published a book of portraits made in 1990 and 1991.
American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is new to the website.
“The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter” is out now from Crown/Random House.
A new CD box set of Leonard Bernstein conducting works by Igor Stravinsky is out now from Sony Classical.
Josip Broz, commonly known as Tito, was born on this day, May 7, in 1892.
“They had as wonderful a time with me as their willing and hapless victim as I did relishing their antics.”
Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister on this day, May 4, in 1979.