Boris Yeltsin became the first President of the Russian Federation on this day, July 10, in 1991.
American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician H. Ross Perot has died aged 89.
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.
The Spy Museum, in Washington, DC, is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage.
On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law.
Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867.
A singular look into Grace of Monaco’s stylish life through the exceptional dresses that the house of Dior created for her over the years.
In 1945, Karsh was sent by LIFE to photograph the delegates at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, which included Vyacheslav Molotov.
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”
On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, “Yo Picasso” (I Picasso) at the Galerie Vollard.
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.
A model walked the runway with a headpiece adorned with images of Elizabeth II during the pushBUTTON fashion show at London Fashion Week.
Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court on this day, in 1967.
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 was born on this day, June 11, in 1910. Karsh photographed Cousteau and his two sons, Jean-Michel and Philippe.
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library “champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut.
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.
The Art Gallery of Windsor’s summer exhibition features 20 artists from the Permanent Collection, showcasing 73 works.
Herman Wouk was an American author best known for historical fiction such as The Caine Mutiny (1951) which won the Pulitzer Prize.
“…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.”
Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming “I. M.” Pei has died.
“Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan” by Buchan’s granddaughter, Ursula Buchan, is out now from Bloomsbury UK.
The 22nd annual Karsh Prize for photography students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was awarded last month.
Harry S. Truman was born on this day, May 9, in 1884. He was the 33rd president of the United States.
Edwin Herbert Land was born on this day, May 7, in 1909. He is best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation.
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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.
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.
David Sarnoff, then president of RCA, chose to introduce television to the mass public at the RCA pavilion.
Conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936.
New York’s notorious nightclub, Studio 54, opened on this day, April 26, in 1977. Rudolph Nureyev was a regular.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born on this day, April 21, in 1926.
American financier, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant Bernard Baruch coined the term “Cold War” on this day, April 16, in 1947
The Christian Dior museum is one of the only Museums of France dedicated to a couturier.
On this day, April 12, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.
Diane Coombs, a former journalist, learned that her grandfather, the late F. E. L. Coombs, had been photographed by Karsh.
At the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes permitted Marian Anderson to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939.
Ravi Shankar was born on this day, April 8, in 1920.
Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died on this day, April 8, in 2013.