Krushchev, Tereshkova, Nikolayev, Gagarin
The politician and the cosmonauts: (left to right) Khrushchev, Valentina Tereshkova, Adrian Nikolayev & Yuri Gagarin in Red Square, Moscow. Gagarin made the first manned spaceflight in the Vostok 1 spacecraft on April 12, 1961. Nikolayev was the third man in space in Vostok 3 on August 11, 1962. Tereshkova became the first woman in space in Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963.
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Adrian Brunel, film director, with Anne Firth, actress
Adrian Brunel (1892-1958), English film director and screenwriter, who began his career during the silent movie era. Seen here at a filming location for The First of The Few, where he was assisting his friend Leslie Howard, the leading actor in the film. With him is Anne Firth (1918-1967), British film actress, who played the part of Miss Harper.
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The Dreadnought Hoax, report in The Sketch
Page from The Sketch magazine reporting on the Dreadnought hoax. The incident was a joke played by a group led by Horace de Vere Cole, including the writer Virginia Stephen (Woolf, seen far left in the bottom picture) who dressed up as the Emperor of Abyssinia and his party, and turned up out of the blue to inspect the battleship 'Dreadnought'. The group were 'received with the usual courtesies accorded to distinguished visitors, and were shown over the vessel.' The Dreadnought hoax was not the first time this group had played the joke. The top photograph shows the Abyssinian princes on an occasion when they visited the Mayor of Cambridge as the Sultan of Zanzibar and his suite. Date: 1910
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