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Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin became the first President of the Russian Federation on this day, July 10, in 1991.  […]

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

The producer and theatre owner Sir Cameron Mackintosh has announced that he is planning to rename the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End as the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.  […]

Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights Act

On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. […]

Canada Day

Canada Day

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

The Charter of the United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations

In 1945, Karsh was sent by LIFE to photograph the delegates at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, which included Vyacheslav Molotov. […]

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser

American graphic designer Milton Glaser was born on this day, June 26, in 1929. He is most well known for the logo “I Love New York” […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, “Yo Picasso” (I Picasso) at the Galerie Vollard.  […]

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto

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. […]

Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882. […]

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court on this day, in 1967. […]

Anthony Eden

Anthony Eden

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.  […]

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau was born on this day, June 11, in 1910. Karsh photographed Cousteau and his two sons, Jean-Michel and Philippe. […]

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library “champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut. […]

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary

On this day, May 29, in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first recorded climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.  […]

Herman Wouk, 1915-2019

Herman Wouk, 1915-2019

Herman Wouk was an American author best known for historical fiction such as The Caine Mutiny (1951) which won the Pulitzer Prize. […]

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

“…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.” […]

Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps

Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps

“Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan” by Buchan’s granddaughter, Ursula Buchan, is out now from Bloomsbury UK.  […]

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was born on this day, May 9, in 1884. He was the 33rd president of the United States. […]

Edwin Land

Edwin Land

Edwin Herbert Land was born on this day, May 7, in 1909. He is best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. […]

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover died on this day, May 2, in 1972. He was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.  […]

Notre Dame de Namur University Chapel

Notre Dame de Namur University Chapel

Taking his place on a banner at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., representing the University’s core value of Justice. […]

New York World’s Fair

New York World’s Fair

David Sarnoff, then president of RCA, chose to introduce television to the mass public at the RCA pavilion. […]

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta

Conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936. […]

Studio 54

Studio 54

New York’s notorious nightclub, Studio 54, opened on this day, April 26, in 1977. Rudolph Nureyev was a regular. […]

Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on this day, April 21, in 1926.  […]

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch

American financier, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant Bernard Baruch coined the term “Cold War” on this day, April 16, in 1947 […]

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin

On this day, April 12, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.  […]

F. E. L. Coombs

F. E. L. Coombs

Diane Coombs, a former journalist, learned that her grandfather, the late F. E. L. Coombs, had been photographed by Karsh.  […]

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died on this day, April 8, in 2013.  […]

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