Australia’s Old Melbourne Gaol photographed while being taken apart on the 19th of April, 1937.
The gaol is most famous for being the place of the execution of bushranger (highwayman) Ned Kelly in 1880.
On the 18th of April, 1983 a car bomb was detonated by a suicide attacker outside the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Sixty-three people were killed and over a hundred injured.
The bombing came after America and other Western countries intervened in the Lebanese Civil War. The victims included over thirty Lebanese employees, seventeen Americans, and various passersby.
The attack was claimed by the Islamic Jihad Organisation, a pro-Iranian group.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan view the caskets of the Americans killed. X
Following the bombing, the US embassy was moved to an allegedly safer location.
The Lebanese Civil War continued until 1990.
New York City has hosted an Easter parade on Fifth Avenue since the 19th century. Taking place on Easter Sunday, for decades it was one of the most significant cultural events of the year.
Here are some images of the parade from the late 19th and early 20th centuries:
This photograph is from Easter in 1865, which fell on the 16th of April. Pope Pius IX conducts Easter Mass in St Peter’s Square in Rome.
This 1887 painting of Ukrainian Easter is by Mykola Pymonenko.
Easter in Ukraine is a very significant holiday, with celebrations stretching long before and after the traditional Easter weekend. Ukrainians take baskets to church to be blessed, loaded with traditional foods and decorated with embroidery, candles, and the world-famous pysanky, the hand-painted eggs.
US President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the 15th of April, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.
This image depicting the moment of the assassination is from circa 1900.