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  • Today in History: Andy Warhol is born (1928-1987)
    by Joern Weigelt on August 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Andy Warhol is born (1928-1987) 92 years ago today, one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola), pioneer of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and a cultural icon. Warhol had studied at the Carnegie … Continue reading Today in History: Andy Warhol is born (1928-1987) […]

  • Today in History: Lufthansa was (re)formed in 1954 
    by Joern Weigelt on August 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Lufthansa was (re)formed in 1954  Lufthansa originally formed back in 1926 as Deutsche Luft Hansa A.G. (the name Deutsche Lufthansa was used as of 1933). But with the defeat of Germany in World War II, the country lost sovereignty over its airspace and Lufthansa had to cease all operations. A new national … Continue reading Today in History: Lufthansa was (re)formed in 1954&nbs […]

  • Today in History: 1st Pink Floyd Album released in 1967
    by Joern Weigelt on August 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: 1st Pink Floyd Album released in 1967 On this day in 1967,  Pink Floyd released its first album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” #PinkFloyd #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper #graphic #graphics #originalposter #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today in History: One million Beetles in 1955
    by Joern Weigelt on August 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: One million Beetles in 1955 65 years ago today, the one millionth VW Beetle came off its assembly line in Wolfsburg, Germany, where it is still on display at the Volkswagen Auto Museum. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #VW #VWBeetle #Volkswagen #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper #graphic #graphics #originalposter … Continue reading Today in History: One million Beetles in 1955 […]

  • Today in History: Louis Armstrong born in 1901
    by Joern Weigelt on August 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Louis Armstrong born in 1901 Louis Armstrong is best known as one of the greats in jazz music. Born in New Orleans, he began playing in public after dropping out of school at age 11. By the time he was 14, Armstrong was playing his cornet in a night club. Like many … Continue reading Today in History: Louis Armstrong born in 1901 […]

  • Today in History: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded in 1900
    by Joern Weigelt on August 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded in 1900 119 years ago today, the American tire company was founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in Akron, Ohio. In 1988, the company was taken over by Japan’s Bridgestone Corporation. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Firestone #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper #graphic #graphics … Continue reading Today in History: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded in 1900 […]

  • Today in History: Los Angeles discovered in 1769
    by Joern Weigelt on August 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Los Angeles discovered in 1769 Spanish Army Captain Gaspar de Portola and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespi discovered the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. Portola named the area “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula” (in English, the town of our lady the Queen … Continue reading Today in History: Los Angeles discovered in 1769 […]

  • Happy Birthday, Switzerland
    by Joern Weigelt on August 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Switzerland Founded in 1291, the Swiss are celebrating their country’s 729th anniversary today. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Switzerland #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today In History: Opening of the Berlin Zoo in 1844
    by Joern Weigelt on August 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today In History: Opening of the Berlin Zoo in 1844 The Berlin Zoo is the oldest and perhaps best-known zoo in Germany. It opened in 1844 and is located in Berlin’s Tiergarten. With a space of 35 hectares (86.5 acres), some 1,380 different species and over 20,000 animals, the Berlin Zoo presents one of the … Continue reading Today In History: Opening of the Berlin Zoo in 1844 […]

  • Today in History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965
    by Joern Weigelt on July 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965 On this day in 1965, cigarette advertising was banned on British television, although commercials for loose tobacco and cigars continued until 1991. A similar anti-smoking initiative took place in the United States in 1970. Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, banning … Continue reading Today in History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965 […]