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  • Today in History: First passenger flight of the Concorde in 1976
    by Joern Weigelt on January 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First passenger flight of the Concorde in 1976 44 years ago today, the airliner Concorde began its passenger service. The supersonic jet was first flown in 1969. Commercial service continued until the end of 2003. A total of only 20 aircraft were built. British Airways and Air France were its primary users. … Continue reading Today in History: First passenger flight of the Concorde in 1976 […]

  • Today in History: 1st Official Basketball Game in 1892
    by Joern Weigelt on January 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: 1st Official Basketball Game in 1892 On January 20, 1892, the first official game of basketball was played at a YMCA gymnasium in Albany, New York. The game was created a month earlier by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts. Naismith wrote the sport’s original 13 rules to create a game that … Continue reading Today in History: 1st Official Basketball Game in 1892 […]

  • Today in History: Audrey Hepburn died in 1993
    by Joern Weigelt on January 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Audrey Hepburn died in 1993 27 years ago today, screen legend Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston) passed away. The British film and fashion icon was one of Hollywood’s largest movie stars during the 1950s and 1960s. Hepburn shot to stardom through her Oscar-winning lead role in Roman Holiday in 1953. She … Continue reading Today in History: Audrey Hepburn died in 1993 […]

  • Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943
    by Joern Weigelt on January 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943 77 years ago today, Janis Lyn Joplin, one of America’s biggest female rock stars of the 1960s, was born. She was the goddess of the hippie movement – and is considered, by many, to be the best white blues singer in the world. Janis Joplin celebrated her … Continue reading Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943 […]

  • Today in History: Last German VW Beetle produced in 1978
    by Joern Weigelt on January 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Last German VW Beetle produced in 1978 The end of the German production of the Beetle: On January 19, 1978 the last model of the legendary car rolls off the assembly lines at the Volkswagen plant in Emden, Germany. Here is a link to a short blog about the VW Beetle: http://wp.me/p6cafs-N … Continue reading Today in History: Last German VW Beetle produced in 1978 […]

  • Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912
    by Joern Weigelt on January 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912 Happy Birthday, Stanley Walter Galli. The San Francisco native studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Art Center School in Los Angeles before he launched his illustration career in the late 1930s. Over the decades, his works appeared in McCall’s, … Continue reading Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912 […]

  • Today in History: Muhammed Ali born in 1942
    by Joern Weigelt on January 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Muhammed Ali born in 1942 Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers of all time. Ali passed … Continue reading Today in History: Muhammed Ali born in 1942 […]

  • Today in History: First escalator installed in NY in 1893
    by Joern Weigelt on January 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First escalator installed in NY in 1893 127 years ago today, Jesse W. Reno installed the first working escalator (called the “inclined elevator”) at the Old Iron Pier at Coney Island in New York City. #Escalator #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds #interiordesign … Continue reading Today in History: First escalator installed in NY in 1893 […]

  • Today is National Hat Day
    by Joern Weigelt on January 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Hat Day Hang on to your hats and celebrate in style on January 15. Some trivia? Hats may be worn for safety and protection, religious reasons, ceremonial reasons, warmth or fashion. In the Middle Ages, hats were an indicator of social status. In the military, hats may denote one’s nationality, branch of … Continue reading Today is National Hat Day […]

  • Today in History: Ikko Tanaka born in 1930
    by Joern Weigelt on January 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Ikko Tanaka born in 1930 90 years ago today, graphic designer Ikko Tanaka was born in Nara, Japan. Tanaka was known for merging principles of clean, modern design with Japanese traditionalism. He studied art in Kyoto and worked as a textile and graphic designer before establishing his own studio in 1963. By … Continue reading Today in History: Ikko Tanaka born in 1930 […]