Winston Churchill’s edited copy of the final draft of the Atlantic Charter, 1941
The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement first issued in August 1941 that early in World War II defined the Allied goals for the post-war world. It was drafted by Britain and the United States, and later agreed to by all the Allies. The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war: no territorial aggrandizement; no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people; restoration of self-government to those deprived of it; free access to raw materials; reduction of trade restrictions; global cooperation to secure better economic and social conditions for all; freedom from fear and want; freedom of the seas; and abandonment of the use of force, as well as disarmament of aggressor nations. In the “Declaration by United Nations” of 1 January 1942, the Allies of World War II pledged adherence to the charter’s principles.
Girl scouts, 1919
Today we present 40 portraits that help us see the human beings behind some of the 20th century’s most vital works of art.
Pictured: Roy Lichtenstein, 1963
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That Awkward Moment of the Day: Kiss Cam Breakup
In the latest edition of “kiss cam” FAILs, the entire audience at a Fresno Grizzlies baseball game witnesses a spectacular break up via Jumbotron.