Archival calendar

Photographs and video of past and present world events, anniversaries, and personalities. Use the calendar as a planning tool—select a date to view archival images and clips handpicked by our editors.

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November 26, 2018 (2 events)

  • Polaroid instant picture cameras filled a niche market in 1960s with picture id90761533?s=170x170

    UNS: 70 Years Since Polaroid Cameras Went On Sale

    32 images
  • Stephen hillenburg is the creator and executive producer for the picture id563558489?s=170x170

    UNS: RIP: Famous Names We Lost In November

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November 27, 2018 (2 events)

  • Avowed homosexual supervisor harvey milk who was shot and killed picture id517432258?s=170x170

    CA: 27th November 1978 - Politician & Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk Asassinated

    11 images
  • Isao takahata at the beverly hilton hotel on february 02 2015 in video id462807764?s=170x170

    UNS: Names We Lost in 2018

    54 clips
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November 28, 2018 (2 events)

  • President barack obama speaks after lighting of the national tree on picture id157825058?s=170x170

    DC: From FDR To Trump - White House Christmas Decorations

    25 images
  • The big three the fate of a doomed axis was sealed when these three picture id515422202?s=170x170

    IRN: 28th November 1943 - The Tehran Conference Of The 'Big Three' Allies Begins

    12 images
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November 29, 2018 (1 event)

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November 30, 2018 (3 events)

  • Gallery season three 1768 efrem zimbalist jr picture id93745017?s=170x170

    UNS: 30th November 1918 - Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Born

    14 images
  • Patti smith gets a kiss from iggy pop and james williamson of the in picture id77343533?s=170x170

    UNS: Access All Areas: Go Backstage With The Music A-List

    38 images
  • Model janet randy wearing a blond dress blond fur scrolled red hat by picture id507190556?s=170x170

    UNS: Archive Fashions: The Hat

    25 images
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December 02, 2018 (1 event)

  • Colombian police and military forces storm the rooftop where drug picture id110164857?s=170x170

    COL: 2nd December 1993 - Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar Killed

    5 images
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December 03, 2018 (3 events)

  • Aired 12368 pictured elvis presley during a performance at nbc in picture id138463792?s=170x170

    CA: 3rd December 1968 - Elvis Presley's "'68 Comeback Special" Aired on NBC

    30 images
  • Presidential candidate george h w bush poses during a 1980 los picture id73208441?s=170x170

    UNS: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

    190 images
  • Saturday night live cast member dana carvey makes an appearance at us video id450020418?s=170x170

    UNS: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

    48 clips
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December 04, 2018 (2 events)

  • Closeup view of the bullet riddled front door at 2350 west madison picture id524492371?s=170x170

    IL: 4th December 1969 - The Killing Of Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton

    15 images
  • Jennifer lopez in versace at the 42nd grammy awards held in los ca picture id2279421?s=170x170

    UNS: J-Lo's Famous Grammys Dress Makes Another Comeback

    9 images
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December 05, 2018 (3 events)

  • Busmen use burning torches to guide traffic through thick fog video id1b012583 0004?s=170x170

    GBR: Dec 5th 1952: The Great Smog of London Begins

    5 clips
  • Fans invade the stage during a performance by english singer and at picture id1065427210?s=170x170

    UNS: New Finds From The Archive: November Highlights

    100 images
  • Vintage illustration of a futuristic 3wheeled selfdriving dream car picture id508462555?s=170x170

    UNS: Waymo Driverless Taxi Service Starts -- A Look Back at the Cars of the Future

    28 images
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December 06, 2018 (2 events)

  • Los angeles mayor c norris poulson looks over some notes while he in picture id57207290?s=170x170

    UNS: EXCLUSIVE: Color From The Pages Of LIFE Magazine

    39 images
  • Singer and guitarist pete shelley of the buzzcocks offstage in 1978 picture id111979149?s=170x170

    UNS: RIP: Famous Names We Lost In December

    5 images
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December 07, 2018 (2 events)

  • American battleships uss west virginia and uss tennessee surrounded picture id50584333?s=170x170

    UNS: 7th December 1941 - The Attack On Pearl Harbor

    35 images
  • Yesterday december 7th 1941a date which will live in infamythe united video id862111256?s=170x170

    UNS: 7th December 1941 - The Attack on Pearl Harbor

    23 clips
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December 08, 2018 (1 event)

  • Rock singer jim morrison of the doors posing in front of red and picture id50471448?s=170x170

    UNS: 8th December 1943 - Jim Morrison of The Doors Born

    25 images
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December 10, 2018 (2 events)

  • Portrait of actresses jennifer saunders and joanna lumley smoking on picture id1064224550?s=170x170

    GBR: New To The Archive: Radio Times

    50 images
  • Raul alfonsin politician argentina 1985 picture id541025039?s=170x170

    UNS: 10th December 1983 - Argentina Elects Raúl Alfonsín

    16 images
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December 11, 2018 (1 event)

  • From left to right mick jagger brian jones and bill wyman from the picture id187171022?s=170x170

    GBR: 11th December 1968 - "Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus" Is Filmed

    27 images
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December 14, 2018 (1 event)

  • Alija izetbegovic president of the republic of bosniaherzegovina on picture id134244506?s=170x170

    UNS: 14th December 1995 - The Dayton Peace Accords

    17 images
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December 15, 2018 (1 event)

  • Stilllife of a pioneer brand laserdisc player model number ld81 and picture id3074962?s=170x170

    UNS: 40 Years Since the 1st LaserDisc Systems Went on Sale in USA

    5 images
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December 17, 2018 (1 event)

  • 1900s wright brothers in biplane landing in field documentary video id2001 53?s=170x170

    UNS: Wright Brothers Take Flight On This Day In 1903

    15 clips
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December 18, 2018 (1 event)

  • Guitarist keith richards of the rolling stones at the union club on picture id73801249?s=170x170

    UNS: Guitarist Keith Richards Turns 75

    86 images
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December 19, 2018 (1 event)

  • Impeachmentmae f walker and steve carr holding sign and other members picture id74910927?s=170x170

    DC: 20 Years Since President Clinton Impeached

    25 images
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December 21, 2018 (2 events)

  • United nations ny secretary general kurt waldheim addresses gathering picture id517263394?s=170x170

    UNS: 21st December 1918 - Kurt Waldheim, Austrian President and UN Secretary General Born

    28 images
  • Aftermath of lockerbie pan am flight 103 air disaster jets nose cone video id184241460?s=170x170

    UNS: On This Day: 1988 Lockerbie Plane Bombing

    12 clips
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December 25, 2018 (1 event)

  • Funeral procession of sadat president constituted by soldiers and picture id152217365?s=170x170

    EGY: 100 Years Since the Birth of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

    17 images
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December 26, 2018 (1 event)

  • 6th january 1967 chinese communist chairman and leader of the mao picture id79666536?s=170x170

    UNS: 125 Years Since the Birth of Mao Zedong, Founding Father of People's Republic of China

    16 images
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December 31, 2018 (1 event)

  • Photo of john denver picture id73991349?s=170x170

    UNS: 75 Years Since the Birth of Singer/Songwriter John Denver

    19 images
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January 01, 2019 (3 events)

  • Author jd salinger poses for a portrait as he reads from his classic picture id96553283?s=170x170

    UNS: (FILE) 100 Years Since Birth Of Author JD Salinger

    7 images
  • Agreement in washington left to right bill clinton jimmy carter ford picture id593271256?s=170x170

    UNS: (FILE) 25 Years Since NAFTA Signed

    10 images
  • Fidel castro is shown here crossing his arms and surrounded by the picture id514968108?s=170x170

    UNS: (FILE) 60 Years Since Castro Seized Power In Cuba

    12 images
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January 02, 2019 (2 events)

  • Photo of sid vicious and sex pistols sid vicious having a drink on picture id85094730?s=170x170

    UNS: (FILE) 40 Years Since Start Of Sid Vicious' Trial For Murder

    15 images
  • American model christy turlington picture id542360330?s=170x170

    UNS: Happy 50th Birthday Christy Turlington

    20 images
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