Twin Towers

On 11 September, 2001, the United States suffered its most damaging terrorist attack to date. Over 3,000 lives were lost when four hijacked commercial airliners were flown against targets in New York City and Washington, …

The Day of the Jackal

It was on 22 August, 1962, that a squad of assassins attempted to kill the President of France, Charles De Gaulle. The President was travelling from the Elysée Palace to Orly airport when his vehicle …

“The Troubles” Begin

It was on 14 August, 1969, that the British Army commenced ‘Operation Banner’, and began what would be their longest deployment, which would not conclude for 38 years. The deployment was prompted by protests and …

After Hours

It was on 27 June, in 1949, that the American artist Edward Hopper, sold his painting ‘Office at Night’ (seen above) to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for $1,500. The painting depicts two …