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  • Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791
    by Joern Weigelt on January 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791 229 years ago today, the prolific and influential composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) was born in Salzburg, Austria. Mozart’s father Leopold recognized and furthered his son’s musical genius early on. At the age of six, Wolfgang Amadeus was already a sensation on the piano … Continue reading Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791 […]

  • Today in History: India becomes a Republic in 1950
    by Joern Weigelt on January 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: India becomes a Republic in 1950 70 years ago today, the Constitution of India came into effect. The country became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on 15 August 1947. Indian National Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India, but the leader most associated with the independence … Continue reading Today in History: India becomes a Republic in 1950 […]

  • Today in History: First Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924
    by Joern Weigelt on January 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: First Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924 The concept of Winter Olympic Games was first introduced in 1924. Following the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Congress decided that France, host of the 1924 summer games, should conduct a separate event for winter sports that … Continue reading Today in History: First Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924 […]

  • Today in History: World’s largest diamond found
    by Joern Weigelt on January 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: World’s largest diamond found On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan,” it was the largest diamond ever found. The Cullinan was later cut into nine large stones … Continue reading Today in History: World’s largest diamond found […]

  • Today in History: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre born in 1901
    by Joern Weigelt on January 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre born in 1901 119 years ago today, the poster artist and typeface designer A.M Cassandre (born Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron) was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine to French parents. After settling in Paris in 1915, the young artist studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian and opened his … Continue reading Today in History: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre born in 1901 […]

  • Today in History: Salvador Dali died in 1989
    by Joern Weigelt on January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Salvador Dali died in 1989 31 years ago today, the prominent Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali passed away in Figueres, Spain. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #SalvadorDali #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #graphicdesign https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today is National Pie Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on January 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Pie Day! Pies have a long and illustrious history, but the sweet filled treats we enjoy today are a relatively recent innovation. The Greeks and Romans made some of the first pies in history. People filled pastry shells with different kinds of meat or seafood, flavored them with a variety of spices, … Continue reading Today is National Pie Day! […]

  • Today in History: Claire Waldoff died in 1957
    by Joern Weigelt on January 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Claire Waldoff died in 1957 Germany’s pre-World War II “Cabaret Queen,” Claire Waldoff. passed away 63 years ago today. Waldoff was a famous Kabarett singer and entertainer in Berlin during the 1910s and 1920s, known for performing ironic songs in the Berlinish dialect and lesbian undertones and themes. #ClaireWaldoff #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters … Continue reading Today in History: Claire Waldoff died in 1957 […]

  • 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 […]