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Aug 25, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
Respected British actor and filmmaker Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90.
Though known for his acting roles in popular films like The Great Escape (1963), Jurassic Park (1993), and Miracle on 34th Street (1994) he made his greatest influence as a director and producer, most notably for Gandhi (1982) for which he received two Oscars. More...
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Aug 22, 2014
by Magnum Photographers
August 25th marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris by the FFI (French Resistance), Free French Army and US Army. More...
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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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