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Front page of 'The World,' 29 April 1865, with a report on the capture of John Wilkes Booth.
(1880-1964). American army officer. General MacArthur inspecting the honor guard in Tokyo, 13 April 1946.
BATTLE OF GIBRALTAR, 1607.
The naval battle of Gibraltar, 25 April 1607, in which a Dutch fleet destroyed a Spanish fleet anchored at the Bay of Gibraltar. Contemporary German line engraving.
RUSSIAN ANARCHISTS, 1881.
Members of the anarchist revolutionary group 'Narodnaya Volya' (People's Will) on their way to the scaffold in St. Petersburg on 15 April 1881, for their role in the assassination of Czar Alexander II. Contemporary English wood engraving.
HIROHITO (1901-1989). Emperor of Japan, 1926-1989. Greeting a crowd of people on his 56th birthday, 29 April, 1957., ullstein bild ID 00071570.
Ehre, Ida - Actress, Director, Austria - April 1986 - 01.04.1986 No-commercial-use! 01023610.
ANTON CERMAK (1873-1933).
American (Czech-born) politician. Being sworn in as mayor of Chicago, Illinois, by Judge Edmund K. Jarecki (left), while County Clerk Robert M. Sweitzer (center) looks on, 9 April 1931.
IOWA: FREIGHT TRAIN, 1940.
A boy jumping a freight train, Dubuque, Iowa. Photograph by John Vachon in April 1940.
ROOSEVELT SPEECH, 1903.
Crowds in Lincoln, Nebraska, listening to a speech by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, 27 April 1903.
MEN'S FASHION, 1862.
Photograph of an unidentified American man, April 1862.
EASTER RISING, 1916.
A barricade on Townsend Street in Dublin, Ireland, during or after the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph, April 1916.
JOSEPHINE BAKER (1906-1975).
American entertainer. Josephine Baker, center, with French singer Enrico Macias and American dancer Carmen de Lavallade at the Olympia music hall in Paris after a performance of the show 'April in Paris,' 24 April 1964.
WILKES DIARY, 1864.
John Wilkes Booth pocket diary from 1864, a year before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, 2007.
JOE McCARTHY (1887-1978).
American Major League Baseball manager. During his time with the Chicago Cubs. Photograph, 23 April 1930.
FRITZ KREISLER (1875-1962).
American (Austrian-born) violinist and composer, performing for the first time since he was struck by a truck in New York City in April 1941. Photograph, 16 January 1942.
CIVIL WAR: FORT SUMTER, 1861.
Confederate batteries on the second day of the bombardment of Fort Sumter, 13 April 1861. Wood engraving, American, 1861.
WWII: NEW GUINEA, 1944.
American soldiers landing near Hollandia, New Guinea. Photograph, 22 April 1944.
JAPANESE INTERNMENT, 1942.
Two young Japanese American girls being inoculated as they register for relocation, in San Francisco, California, April 1942.
TITANIC: SINKING, 1912.
The 'Titanic' 15 minutes before she sank, on the night of 14-15 April 1912. Contemporary English drawing.
NEW YORK: BROOKLYN, 1934.
A pier in Brooklyn, New York, with a view of Manhattan over the East River in the background. Photograph, 20 April 1934.
WORLD WAR II: SIGNAL CORPS.
A Signal Corps message center set up in the back of a military truck during a field problem at Fort Riley, Kansas. Photograph by Jack Delano, April 1942.
VIETNAM WAR: VICTIM, 1969.
Do Chuc shows his gnarled hands while describing the massacre performed by American soldiers in his village, Truong Khan (or An), in April 1969. Photograph, November 1969.
RICHARD NIXON (1913-1994).
37th President of the United States. Presenting Duke Ellington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Photograph, 29 April 1969.
MINT ACT, 1792.
Pattern for the first coins struck by the United States Mint at Philadelphia, following the Coinage Act of 2 April 1792.
Set design by Giovanni Zuccarelli depicting the outside of the castle for the first act of the premiere of the opera Otello, by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), performed at the Costanzi Theatre in Rome, April 1887. Full Credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reser
April, statue from the Cycle of Months, Baptistery of Parma, 1210-1215, by Benedetto Antelami (active 1178-1233), stone carving. Italy, 13th century. Full Credit: De Agostini / A. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved
CIVIL WAR: CHARLESTON, 1865.
Children sitting near ruined buildings and the porch of the Circular Church in Charleston, South Carolina, April 1865. Photographed by George N. Barnard.
BATTLE OF CONCORD, 1775.
The engagement at the North Bridge, 19 April 1775. Line engraving, 1775, by Amos Doolittle.
SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE.
Burned district of San Francisco in the background, photographed from Twin Peaks, following the earthquake and fire of 18 April 1906.
80 YEARS WAR, 1572.
Spanish troops, led by the Duke of Alba, attacking the Dutch town of Brielle, which had been captured by Protestant rebels, the Sea Beggars, on 1 April 1572. Line engrraving by Franz Hogenburg, 1590.
CIVIL WAR: SHILOH, 1862.
Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing), Tennessee, 6-7 April 1862. Lithograph after A.E. Mathews, 31st Regiment, Ohio volunteers.
MUSICAL: HAIR, 1969.
James Rado and Gerome Ragni who wrote the book and lyrics for the rock-musical 'Hair' and also performed in it. Photograph, April 1969.
HENRY CASSELLI (1946- ).
American artist. Casselli, while employed by the NASA Art Program, is interviewd by a television crew as he prepares his materials to paint preliminary studies of the Space Shuttle Columbia prior to its first mission, STS-1, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photograph, 9 April 1981.
LEE'S SURRENDER, 1865.
Front page of the New York Times, 10 April 1865, reporting on the previous day's surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.
CENTRAL PARK, 1930.
View of Central Park from 444 Central Park West, New York City. Photograph, 23 April 1930.
NEW YORK: RESTAURANT.
Topps Restaurant at East 59th Street, near Park Avenue, New York City. Photograph, 28 April 1940.
BRAZIL: FARMER, 1970.
A young farmer carrying a basket of peanuts in the Mogiana region of Brazil. Photograph, April 1970.
Drawing showing the number of lifeboats carried by ocean liners, compared to the number of passengers they were certified to carry. From the Illustrated London News, 27 April 1912.
FLOOD REFUGEES, 1937.
Flood refugees at Tent City near Shawneetown, Illinois. Photograph by Russell Lee, April 1937.
TITANIC: MENU, 1912.
Menu for third-class passengers on board the White Star liner 'Titanic,' 14 April 1912, on the voyage which would end later that day when the ship sank after colliding with an iceberg.
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