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WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN
(1820-1891). American army commander. The surrender of General Joseph Eggleston Johnston to General Sherman near Raleigh, North Carolina, 26 April 1865. Wood engraving, 19th century.
LEWIS PAYNE (1844-1865).
Alias of Lewis Thornton Powell, member of the Abraham Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Payne's attempted assassination of Secretary of State William H. Seward at his Washington, D.C. residence on the night of 14 April 1865. Contemporary American wood engraving.
(1809-1865). 16th President of the United States. Photograph by Alexander Gardner, 10 April 1865.
CLARE BOOTHE LUCE
(1903-1987). American socialite, playwright, and congresswoman. Luce, as the American ambassador to Italy, wearing a black mink coat at the 'American Day' at the 33rd Fiera di Milano exhibition. Photograph, April 1955.
CARTOON: NIXON, 1973.
'Don't put up any resistance! Just keep in step.' Cartoon comment on President Richard Nixon's willingness to use any means to marginalize Congress in pursuit of his policy goals. Cartoon by Edmund Valtman, 13 April 1973.
HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884-1972).
33rd President of the United States. Taking the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Harlan Fiske Stone in the cabinet room of the White House. Photograph, 12 April 1945.
HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL, 2015. Tourists gather at the Memorial Cenotaph in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park; the Atomic Bomb Dome is visible in the background. Photograph, 17 April 2015. Full Credit: ullstein bild - Tanner / Granger, NYC. All Rights Reserved.
HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL, 2015. The Atomic Bomb Dome, formerly the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Photograph, 17 April 2015. Full Credit: ullstein bild - Tanner / Granger, NYC. All Rights Reserved.
CARTOON: LEAGUE OF NATIONS, 1921. 'Triumphant Entry into Normalcy.' American cartoon on the Senate battle against the League of Nations led by Henry Cabot Lodge and Philander Chase Knox. Cartoon by Rollin Kirby, 14 April 1921.
THE BATTLE OF CONCORD, 1775.
19 April 1775. Colored engraving, 19th century, after Felix O.C. Darley.
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973).
Spanish painter and sculptor. At the Cannes Film Festival. Photograph, 16 April 1953.
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.
(1880-1973). American suffragist, pacifist, and first woman to hold national office. Photographed speaking in Washington D.C., 2 April 1917.
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.
BATTLE OF LEXINGTON, 1775.
19 April 1775. Colored engraving, 1903.
The inauguration of George Washington as the first president of the United States at Federal Hall, New York City, 30 April 1789. Mezzotint, 1849.
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.
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.
CARTOON: DIPLOMACY, 1935.
'This is the House the Diplomacy Built.' American cartoon on rising military tensions in Europe. Cartoon by D.R. Fitzpatrick, 7 April 1935.
BRITISH RETREAT, 1775.
The retreat of the British from the Battle of Concord, 19 April 1775: colored engraving, 19th century, after Alonzo Chappel.
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.
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.
The inauguration of George Washington as the first president of the United States at Federal Hall, New York City, on 30 April 1789: colored engraving, 19th century.
SINKING OF THE 'TITANIC.'
On April 14-15, 1912, drawn by John B. Thayer, a survivor, and L.P. Skidmore immediately after the rescue of the survivors.
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.
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
ELIZABETH I/FRANCIS DRAKE.
Queen Elizabeth I knighting Francis Drake on the deck of the "Golden Hind" in Deptford in April 1581: colored engraving, 19th century.
MURDER OF JESSE JAMES, 1882.
The murder of outlaw Jesse James at his home in St. Joseph, Missouri, by Robert Ford on 3 April 1882. Contemporary drawing.
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.
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