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  • Today in History: 1st mobile phone call in 1973
    by Joern Weigelt on April 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: 1st mobile phone call in 1973 47 years ago today, the first public mobile telephone call was placed on a Manhattan sidewalk. Motorola’s Martin Cooper called Joel Engel of Bell Labs. He later told the BBC that his first words were “Joel, I’m calling you from a ‘real’ cellular telephone. A portable … Continue reading Today in History: 1st mobile phone call in 1973 […]

  • Today in History: World Premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968
    by Joern Weigelt on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: World Premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 Stanley Kubrick’s epic about human evolution, technology, and extraterrestrial life has polarized audiences and critics alike. Today, it is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #SpaceOdyssey #StanleyKubrick #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art … Continue reading Today in History: World Premiere of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 […]

  • Today in History: The Premiere of the “Blue Angel”
    by Joern Weigelt on April 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      Today in History: The Premiere of the “Blue Angel” in 1930 90 years ago today, , the German movie Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) celebrated its premiere in Berlin and introduced the world to a new movie star, Marlene Dietrich. The opening was completely sold out, possibly helped by rumors that the movie … Continue reading Today in History: The Premiere of the “Blue Angel&rdquo […]

  • Today in History: Nescafe instant coffee introduced in 1938
    by Joern Weigelt on April 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Today in History: Nescafe instant coffee introduced in 1938 Nestlé began developing a coffee brand in 1930, at the initiative of the Brazilian government, to help preserve the substantial surplus of the annual Brazilian coffee harvest. In 1938, Nestlé introduced the new soluble powdered product for the first time in Switzerland under the brand … Continue reading Today in History: Nescafe instant coffee introduced in 1938 […]

  • Today in History: Dong Kingman born in 1911
    by Joern Weigelt on March 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Dong Kingman born in 1911 Happy Birthday, Dong Kingman. 109 years ago today, Chinese-American artist Dong Kingman was born in Oakland, California. Kingman was a leading watercolor painter of the California Style School. He was known for his urban and landscape paintings and his graphic design work for the Hollywood film industry. … Continue reading Today in History: Dong Kingman born in 1911 […]

  • Today in History: The Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889
    by Joern Weigelt on March 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: The Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 Happy Birthday, La Tour Eiffel, the global icon of Paris. 131 years ago today, the construction of the 324 m (1024 feet) Eiffel Tower was completed. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Paris #EiffelTower #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper #graphic #graphics #originalposter #artoftheday … Continue reading Today in History: The Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 […]

  • Today in History: Russia sells Alaska to the United States in 1867
    by Joern Weigelt on March 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Russia sells Alaska to the United States in 1867 On March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signed the treaty finalizing the purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire for $7.2 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, President Andrew Johnson was ridiculed for the … Continue reading Today in History: Russia sells Alaska to the United States in 1867 […]

  • Today is National Pencil Day
    by Joern Weigelt on March 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today is #NationalPencilDay Most pencils made in the United States are painted yellow. This tradition supposedly began in 1890 when the L & C Hardtmuth Company of Austria-Hungary introduced their Koh-I-Noor brand, named after the famous diamond. This pencil was intended to be the world’s best and most expensive pencil. Other companies then began to … Continue reading Today is National Pencil Day […]

  • Today is Vietnam Veterans Day
    by Joern Weigelt on March 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today is Vietnam Veterans Day National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. It was on March 29, 1973, when combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. Generations later, Veterans of this time period are gaining … Continue reading Today is Vietnam Veterans Day […]

  • Today in History: Ireland Bans Smoking in Workplace
    by Joern Weigelt on March 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Ireland Bans Smoking in the Workplace In 2004, Ireland becomes the first country to ban smoking in all workplaces. Contrary to initial concerns, the ban had no adverse economic effects, and soon several other countries passed similar legislation. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco smoke is the single greatest cause of … Continue reading Today in History: Ireland Bans Smoking in Workplac […]