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  • Today is World Television Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on November 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today is World Television Day! The United Nations General Assembly created this holiday in 1996. The inaugural celebration included the first World Television Forum, where leading media figures from the global community gathered to discuss the significance of television in today’s international issues. World Television Day highlights how communications can facilitate social and cultural development … Continue reading Today is World Television Day! […]

  • Today in History: Ludwig Sütterlin dies in 1917
    by Joern Weigelt on November 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Ludwig Sütterlin dies in 1917 102 years ago today, German graphic designer Ludwig Sütterlin (1865–1917) died. Sütterlin created the now famous poster for the Berlin Industrial Exhibition of 1896. The artist is best known, however, for designing the old German handwriting script (Sütterlin script or Sütterlin). In 1911, Sütterlin was commissioned by … Continue reading Today in History: Ludwig Sütterlin dies in 1917 […]

  • Today in History: Mickey Mouse born in 1928
    by Joern Weigelt on November 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Mickey Mouse born in 1928 Today is Mickey Mouse’s 91st birthday. He is one of the most famous cartoon characters and is the first to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This lovable character’s big-screen debut was in Steamboat Willie on November 18th, 1928. He represents everything Disney-related, and … Continue reading Today in History: Mickey Mouse born in 1928 […]

  • Today in History: Coca-Cola bottle patented in 1915
    by Joern Weigelt on November 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Coca-Cola bottle patented in 1915 104 years ago today, one of the most famous shapes in the world was patented by the Root Glass Company from Terre Haute, Indiana: the Coca-Cola bottle. While its form has evolved over the years, its shape is almost universally recognized today. The famous bottle has been … Continue reading Today in History: Coca-Cola bottle patented in 1915 […]

  • Today in History: Dow Jones above 1000
    by Joern Weigelt on November 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Dow Jones above 1000 In 1972, the Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for the 1st time. As reported in the NY Times the next day: “It finished at 1,003.16 for a gain of 6.09 points in what many Wall Streeters consider the equivalent of the initial breaking of the four-minute mile. … … Continue reading Today in History: Dow Jones above 1000 […]

  • Today in History: 1st Flying Trapeze Act in 1859
    by Joern Weigelt on November 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: 1st Flying Trapeze Act in 1859 160 years ago today, the first flying trapeze act was performed by Jules Leotard at Cirque Napoleon in Paris, France. Jules Leotard also happens to be the designer of the garment that is named after him. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Trapeze #SwissPoster #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage … Continue reading Today in History: 1st Flying Trapeze Act in 1859 […]

  • Today in History: Bay Bridge opens in 1936
    by Joern Weigelt on November 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Bay Bridge opens in 1936 The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its … Continue reading Today in History: Bay Bridge opens in 1936 […]

  • Today in History: Emil Cardinaux born in 1877
    by Joern Weigelt on November 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Emil Cardinaux born in 1877 142 years ago today, Swiss poster designer and landscape artist, Emil Cardinaux, was born in Bern. Besides Burkhard Mangold, Cardinaux was probably the first Swiss artist who dedicated himself whole-heartedly to the medium of the poster, recognizing the true value and qualities of the art form. He … Continue reading Today in History: Emil Cardinaux born in 1877 […]

  • Today in History: Theophile Steinlen born in 1859
    by Joern Weigelt on November 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Theophile Steinlen born in 1859 Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (November 10, 1859 – December 13, 1923) was a Swiss-born French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker. Steinlen studied at the University of Lausanne before taking a job as a designer trainee at a textile mill in Mulhouse in eastern France. In his early twenties, … Continue reading Today in History: Theophile Steinlen born in 1859 […]

  • Today in History: U.S. Marine Corps created in 1775
    by Joern Weigelt on November 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: U.S. Marine Corps created in 1775 244 years ago today, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passed a resolution forming two battalions of Continental Marines capable of fighting for independence both at sea and onshore. The resolution was drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia on November … Continue reading Today in History: U.S. Marine Corps created in 1775 […]