14th November 1926: A ceremony is held in Warsaw, Poland to unveil the monument to composer Frédéric Chopin. Chopin was born near the Polish capital in 1810, dying in Paris in 1849.
This is the menu from the High Sheriff’s Dinner at the Royal Station Hotel in York, England. The dinner took place 160 years ago, on the 8th of March, 1858.
From the collection of the National Railway Museum.
The railway station in the eastern English village of Bures is photographed here on the 28th of October, 1966.
Situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, the community’s railway station opened in 1849.
Soviet ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, one of only a handful of dancers in history to hold the title of Prima Ballerina Assoluta, died on the 2nd of May, 2015.
Born into a prominent family of Lithuanian Jews, Plisetskaya completed her ballet training in Moscow, first performing at the Bolshoi Theatre at the age of eleven.
Despite being one of the most respected dancers in history, she was treated badly by the anti-Semitic Russian authorities. For the first sixteen years of her career she was banned from leaving the country.
Plisetskaya followed in the footsteps of another great Soviet ballerina: Galina Ulanova, and took over her position as the Bolshoi’s star dancer upon Ulanova’s retirement. Plisetskaya was a member of the Theatre until 1990.
Succumbing to a heart attack, she was eighty-nine at the time of her death.
This issue of The Queenslander, a now-discontinued illustrated weekly magazine in Australia, is from the 5th of April, 1928.
This edition is Easter-themed; in 1928 Good Friday fell the following day, on the 6th of the month.