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  • Today in History: Expo in Brussels opens in 1958
    by Joern Weigelt on April 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Expo in Brussels opens in 1958 On this day in 1958, Belgian King Baudouin I opened the first World’s Fair after the Second World War in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibit’s main themes were innovations in aerospace and nuclear energy. The Expo 1958 was attended by approx. 41 million people. Symbol of the … Continue reading Today in History: Expo in Brussels opens in 1958 […]

  • Today is National Auctioneers Day
    by Joern Weigelt on April 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Auctioneers Day We simply could not resist: Going once … Going twice … SOLD ! National Auctioneers Day is observed every year on the third Saturday in April. According to the National Auctioneers Association, it is estimated nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in goods and services are sold by professional auctioneers each year. … Continue reading Today is National Auctioneers Day […]

  • Today is ‘Save The Elephant’ Day
    by Joern Weigelt on April 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is ‘Save The Elephant’ Day They might be wildlife icons, but, sadly, elephants are in crisis. Save The Elephant Day is a chance to show our love and support for these much-loved giants and raise awareness of the threats to their future in both Africa and Asia, ranging from ivory poachers and traffickers to loss of … Continue reading Today is ‘Save The Elephant’ Day […]

  • Today in History: Kodak launches Kodachrome in 1935
    by Joern Weigelt on April 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Kodak launches Kodachrome in 1935 On this day in 1935, , the Eastman Kodak Company launched Kodachrome. The photographic film was one of the most popular media used by professional and hobby photographers around the world. It was discontinued in 2009 with the widespread transition to digital photography. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. … Continue reading Today in History: Kodak launches Kodachrome in 1935 […]

  • Today is (usually) National Tax Day (in the USA)
    by Joern Weigelt on April 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is (usually) National Tax Day (in the USA) April 15 of each year is National Tax Day. As a result of the Coronavirus, the date was moved to July 15 in 2020 and to May 17 for 2021. In the United States, Tax Day is a term for the day on which individual income … Continue reading Today is (usually) National Tax Day (in the USA) […]

  • Today in History: Lincoln is shot in 1865
    by Joern Weigelt on April 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Lincoln is shot in 1865 On this day in 1865 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, wanted to revive the Confederate cause, mere days after their surrender to the Union Army, bringing the American Civil War to an end. Lincoln died the next day. For inquiries, email … Continue reading Today in History: Lincoln is shot in 1865 […]

  • Today in History: Oskar Schlemmer died in 1943
    by Joern Weigelt on April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Oskar Schlemmer died in 1943 Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. Schlemmer studied at the Stuttgart Art Academy. Between 1920 and 1929, he taught at the Bauhaus in Weimar and later at the Breslau Art School. In 1923 he was hired as Master … Continue reading Today in History: Oskar Schlemmer died in 1943 […]

  • Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992
    by Joern Weigelt on April 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992 On this day in 1992, the happiest place on earth opened its doors on the European continent in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris, France. Attracting some 10 million visitors each year, Disneyland Paris (as it is called today) is the most popular theme park in Europe. For inquiries, email … Continue reading Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992 […]

  • Today in History: Cigarette Tax in USA
    by Joern Weigelt on April 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Cigarette Tax in USA In 1921, Iowa becomes the first state to impose a cigarette tax in the United States; in 1969, North Carolina was the last state to enact a cigarette excise tax. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #cigarettes #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper #graphic #graphics #originalposter #artoftheday … Continue reading Today in History: Cigarette Tax in USA […]

  • Today is National Golf (Lover’s) Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on April 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Golf (Lover’s) Day! Some avid golfers might suggest any and every day is Golfer’s Day. But on this day, it’s official. Golfer’s Day is an opportunity to be thankful that someone invented this addicting, yet relaxing hobby. There is, of course, only one proper way to enjoy this day. And, that’s out … Continue reading Today is National Golf (Lover’s) Day! […]