The closed nuclear city of Pripyat (При́п’ять), Ukraine is pictured here on the 23rd of April, 1983, three years and three days before the Chernobyl (Chornobyl in Ukrainian) disaster.
At the time of the disaster Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, and the fallout from the event caused great harm to areas of Ukraine and much of Belarus.
Pripyat was evacuated on the 27th of April, 1986, and today stands as a ghost town.
This photograph is stamped as being taken at 7am on the 19th of April, 1912. People form a crowd at Cunard’s Pier 54 in New York, possibly waiting for more news on what happened to the Titanic.
RMS Carpathia had arrived the evening before carrying the survivors of Titanic’s sinking. It is said around 40 000 people were waiting to see the ship arrive.
17th April 1963: St. Louis Missouri, USA on Olive St, between 17th and 18th.
These images, taken on the 15th of April, 1912, show survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic arriving at and being helped aboard the RMS Carpathia 107 years ago.
Six years later the Carpathia was torpedoed by a German submarine.
Possibly taken by passenger J.W. Barker.
A bus in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England is seen here on the 8th of April, 1973.
Bolton – once a mill town – was a hub for Flemish weavers as early as the 14th century.
The vehicle in the photograph is painted in the colours of the former Bolton Corporation municipal buses, and is seen opposite the bus station, on Black Horse Street.
4th April 1945: A corporal of the US 82nd Airborne Division reads a warning sign in Cologne, Germany as the Second World War draws to an end. Cologne came under Allied control the previous month.
61% of Cologne was destroyed by bombing during the war, and most of the city’s centre was devastated.
2nd April 1943: A house in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory is severely damaged by a Japanese air raid.
Australia was bombed in about a hundred separate air raids between 1942 and 1943 during the Second World War.
From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.