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Aug 13, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
Golden Age film icon Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89.
Known for her seductive gaze and husky voice, Bacall had her breakout roll in "To Have and Have Not" opposite Humphrey Bogart, who she'd later marry. Fifty years and dozens of films later, she'd win a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for "The Mirror Has Two Faces." More...
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Aug 8, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
On August 9th, 1974 Richard Nixon resigned from the office of President as a result of the Watergate Scandal. He is the only US President to resign and did so as to avoid what would have been a lengthy, but almost certainly successful, impeachment process. More...
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Aug 1, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
August 1st, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, a conflict which would result in the deaths of 17 million and cause major worldwide social and political change.
The ramifications of this massive conflict are still being felt today. More...
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Jul 7, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
Only July 8th, 1994 Kim Jong-il succeeded his father, Kim Il-sung, as Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and would retain total control of the nation until his death in December, 2011. Soon after his death, his son Kim Jong-un assumed power, thus insuring the continuation of the heredity dictatorship established by Kim Il-sung. More...
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Jul 3, 2014
by David Hurn
July 7th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' film, "A Hard Days Night." Considered to be one of the most influential music films ever made, the comedy portrays two days in the lives of the Fab Four.
Photographer David Hurn documented the production of the film. More...
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Jul 1, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
On July 2nd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into effect. This landmark legislation made racial, religious and gender discrimination illegal and finally outlawed all forms of public segregation.
During the following years, Congress worked to insure that all citizens were being granted every right granted by the US Constitution. More...
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Jun 25, 2014
by Erich Hartmann
American actor Eli Wallach has passed away at the age of 98. With a career spanning six decades, he appeared in numerous film, television and stage productions most notably The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). More...