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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.  […]

The Marshall Plan

The Marshall Plan

On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall. […]

The King and I

The King and I

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. […]

“Loonshots”

“Loonshots”

Physicist Safi Bahcall’s new book “Loonshots” reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior and the challenges of nurturing radical breakthroughs. […]

Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev

On this day, March 27, in 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier. […]

Princess Grace

Princess Grace

This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition. […]

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and activist, and vocal supporter of the civil rights movement. […]

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