This is the first picture taken of the destroyed nuclear reactor in Chernobyl (Chornobyl in Ukrainian), Ukraine. 27
th April, 1986.
Taken from a helicopter flying over to assess the damage, the image is foggy because of radiation.
This is 4pm, fourteen hours after the explosion that immediately killed two, and would be directly responsible for the deaths of another twenty-nine people in the days to come.
History, On This Day, Photography, Ukraine
1980s, 1986, Chernobyl, Chornobyl, Communism, Nuclear Disaster, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Ukrainian History, USSR
Children in County Waterford, Ireland dance around a maypole on the 27th of April, 1909.
Edwardian, History, On This Day, Photography
1900s, 1909, Children's History, County Waterford, Early 20th Century, Edwardian, Edwardian Era, Ireland, Irish History, On This Day, Photograph, Photography
photograph dated the 26th of April, 1988, the massive flagpole is constructed on top of Australia’s new Parliament House in the capital city, Canberra.
The new building was constructed at the time of Australia’s bicentenary, replacing what would become known as
Old Parliament House, the white building at the front of the picture.
New Parliament House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the 9th of May.
The official opening in 1988.
Australia, British History, History, On This Day, Photography, Vintage
1980s, 1988, Australia, Australian History, Canberra, History of Canberra, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Queen Elizabeth II, Retro, Vintage
Read about the Land Rush in Oklahoma that took place on the 22nd of April, 1889
19th Century, History, On This Day, Photography, US History
1880s, 1889, 19th Century, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Land Rush, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, US History
Rare image of the house pre-fire. X
Duckett’s Grove, a great house in County Carlow, Ireland, was destroyed by fire on the 20
th of April, 1933.
Built around 1830 for the Duckett family, they lived at the house until 1916, when a family dispute between the only remaining family members – none of them male (males would usually inherit) – led to the house’s management being taken over by locals.
By 1930 the house was being used by the Irish Republican Army, and when they left the property it was still in good condition.
In 1933, a week after local farmers – who had been managing the estate – reported a minor fire at the house, Duckett’s Grove burnt in earnest over the course of a night.
Today, the frame of the house still stands.
19th Century, Early 20th Century, History
1930s, 1933, Duckett's Grove, Fire, Ireland, Irish, Irish History, Irish Republican Army, On This Day, Photograph
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.
Australia, History, On This Day, Photography, Vintage
1930, 1930s, 1937, Australia, Australian History, Melbourne, Ned Kelly, Old Melbourne Gaol, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Vintage