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  • Today in History: Paul Rand born in 1914
    by Joern Weigelt on September 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Paul Rand born in 1914 Paul Rand (born Peretz Rosenbaum; August 15, 1914 – November 26, 1996) was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and NeXT. He was one of the first American … Continue reading Today in History: Paul Rand born in 1914 […]

  • Today in History: Richard Paul Lohse born in 1902
    by Joern Weigelt on September 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Richard Paul Lohse born in 1902 Richard Paul Lohse was born in Zürich in 1902.  In 1918, Lohse joined the advertising agency Max Dalang where he trained to be an advertising artist. In the 1930s, his work as a graphic artist and book designer put him among the pioneers of modern Swiss … Continue reading Today in History: Richard Paul Lohse born in 1902 […]

  • Today in History: Ben Shahn born in 1898
    by Joern Weigelt on September 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Ben Shahn born in 1898 Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 – March 14, 1969) was an American painter and graphic artist whose work displayed a combination of realism and abstraction, thus addressing various social and political causes. Shahn immigrated with his family to New York City in 1906. In 1913–17 he worked … Continue reading Today in History: Ben Shahn born in 1898 […]

  • History: Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11
    by Joern Weigelt on September 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    History: Today is the 18th anniversary of 9/11 On the morning of September 11, a series of 4 coordinated suicide attacks were carried out by the terrorist group, Al Qaeda. 19 militants hijacked 4 California bound airplanes from East Coast cities in the US and used the planes to target major American landmarks. Two planes … Continue reading History: Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11 […]

  • Today in History: Burkhard Mangold born in 1873
    by Joern Weigelt on September 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Burkhard Mangold born in 1873 The Swiss artist was born 146 years ago today in Basel, Switzerland. Mangold worked as a designer, glass painter, and poster artist. He initially studied and worked as a painter in Basel (1890-1893) before traveling to Paris (1894) and moving to Munich (1894-1900) where his work became … Continue reading Today in History: Burkhard Mangold born in 1873 […]

  • Today is National Teddy Bear Day
    by Joern Weigelt on September 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Teddy Bear Day National Teddy Bear Day is observed annually on September 9th.  We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child.  Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood.  Whether or not you still have your childhood teddy, today is the perfect day to celebrate your childhood … Continue reading Today is National Teddy Bear Day […]

  • Today in History: California 31st state of the United States in 1850
    by Joern Weigelt on September 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: California 31st state of the United States in 1850 California had been only part of the United States territory for two years (following the Mexican-American War) when it was admitted to the Union as the 31st state of the United States on September 9, 1850. The second largest state at the time (until the … Continue reading Today in History: California 31st state of the United States in 1850 […]

  • Today in History: New Amsterdam becomes New York in 1664
    by Joern Weigelt on September 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: New Amsterdam becomes New York in 1664 New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan; the post was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New … Continue reading Today in History: New Amsterdam becomes New York in 1664 […]

  • Today is National Beer Lovers Day
    by Joern Weigelt on September 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Beer Lovers Day ”Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger Beer is one of the world’s most popular alcoholic drink. It has been around for centuries dating as far back as the Egyptians and Romans. Nowadays, Craft beer is a million-dollar business and … Continue reading Today is National Beer Lovers Day […]

  • Today in History: United States nicknamed Uncle Sam
    by Joern Weigelt on September 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: United States nicknamed Uncle Sam On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with … Continue reading Today in History: United States nicknamed Uncle Sam […]