© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava
by James Donald Milner, after Frank Holl
pencil drawing, 1927 (1884)
7 3/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (187 mm x 124 mm) mount size
- Francis Montague ('Frank') Holl (1845-1888), Painter; son of Francis Holl. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- James Donald Milner (1874-1927), Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
Art and science
The BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'
Stalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.