XOS3472161 Hibiscus and Parrots, c.1910-20 (leaded fravile glass) by Tiffany, Louis Comfort (1848-1933); 66x45.1 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; American,  out of copyright

Top 10 USA Anniversaries 2018

From the birth of Louis Comfort Tiffany to the assassination of Martin Luther King, we take a look at US anniversaries coming up in 2018

1. Louis Comfort Tiffany – American artist and designer – dies, January 17th, 1933 – 85 year anniversary

“Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.” – Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Stained-glass window decorated with the Hudson River,, designed by Tiffany Studios for Melchior Beltzhoover’s house in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, United States of America, 1905 / De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images

 

2. Tet Offensive –  one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War – launched, January 30th, 1968 – 50 year anniversary

“It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” —AP correspondent Peter Arnett quoting a U.S. major on the decision to bomb and shell Ben Tre on February 7, 1968

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Tet Offensive, Vietnam, 1968 – CONTAINS DISTURBING SCENES OF VIOLENCE TOWARDS THE END OF THE CLIP / Bridgeman Images

 

3. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, April 4th, 1968 – 50 year anniversary

“When people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

In Atlanta the day of funeral of Martin Luther King on April 9, 1968 : mouners / Bridgeman Images
In Atlanta the day of funeral of Martin Luther King on April 9, 1968 : mouners / Bridgeman Images

 

4. City of New Orleans is founded by the French Mississippi Company,  May 7th 1718 – 300 year anniversary

“Laissez les bon temps rouler”

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PLAN OF NEW ORLEANS, 1720 From an original sketch-plan of New Orleans, c.1720. / Granger / Bridgeman Images

 

5. Robert F. Kennedy is fatally shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan, June 5th, 1968 – 50 year anniversary

“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.”, Robert F. Kennedy

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American senator Robert (Bobby) Kennedy in London on june 2, 1966 / Bridgeman Images

6. Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, October 20th, 1968 – 50 year anniversary

“The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.“, Jackie Onassis

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Wedding of Jackie Kennedy and Aristote Onassis October 20, 1968 on Skorpios island (Greece) / Bridgeman Images

 

7. Barack Obama becomes first black president of the United States of America, November 4th, 2008 – 10 year anniversary

“Yes we can” – Barack Obama

Barack Obama as student at Harvard university, c. 1992 / PVDE / Bridgeman Images
Barack Obama as student at Harvard university, c. 1992 / PVDE / Bridgeman Images

 

8. Alan Shepard – American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman – born, November 18th, 1923

“I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history after all.”- Alan Shepard

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is hoisted aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter after splashdown of his Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule on May 5 1961 (colour photo) / Bridgeman Images
Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is hoisted aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter after splashdown of his Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule on May 5 1961 (colour photo) / Bridgeman Images

 

9. Assassination of John F. Kennedy, November 22nd, 1963 – 55 year anniversary

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy

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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy / Bridgeman Images

 

10. The great American author John Steinbeck dies, December 20th, 1968 – 50 year anniversary

“Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.”
– John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck / Photo © Rene Saint Paul / Bridgeman Images

 

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