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  • Today in History: First Mobile Phone Service in the U.S.A. in 1983
    by Joern Weigelt on October 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: First Mobile Phone Service in the U.S.A. in 1983 36 years ago today, Ameritech Mobile Communications, LLC provides cellular mobile phone service to the general public in Chicago. This was the first mobile phone service for public use in the United States. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #CellPhones #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art … Continue reading Today in History: First Mobile Phone Service in the U.S.A. in 1983 […]

  • Today in History: Olympic Games in Mexico open in 1968
    by Joern Weigelt on October 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Olympic Games in Mexico open in 1968 51 years ago today, the first Olympic Games in Latin America were opened In Mexico City. The Games were overshadowed by political events such as the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and civil unrest in the host country. More than 5,000 athletes from over 100 nations … Continue reading Today in History: Olympic Games in Mexico open in 1968 […]

  • Today in History: U.S.A. Aids March in 1987
    by Joern Weigelt on October 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

      Today in History: U.S.A. Aids March in 1987 Today marks the 32nd anniversary of “The Great March” of 1987. Hundreds of thousands march for lesbian and gay rights marched by the White House and then assembled on the national Mall below the U.S. Capitol. The march was led by about 3,000 people with AIDS, … Continue reading Today in History: U.S.A. Aids March in 1987 […]

  • Today in History: Mona Lisa shown at Castle Clos Lucé in 1517
    by Joern Weigelt on October 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Mona Lisa shown at Castle Clos Lucé in 1517 502 years ago today, Leonardo da Vinci allegedly presented his Mona Lisa to King Francis I of France. Da Vinci was invited to work at King’s castle in 1516 and it is believed that he took the Mona Lisa (and several other works) … Continue reading Today in History: Mona Lisa shown at Castle Clos Lucé in 1517 […]

  • Today in History: First Olympic Games in Asia in 1964
    by Joern Weigelt on October 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: First Olympic Games in Asia in 1964 55 Years ago today, the 18th modern Olympic Games opened in Tokyo. It was the first time that the Games were hosted by an Asian country. Tokyo was originally scheduled to hold the Games in 1940 but after Japan’s invasion on China, the honor was … Continue reading Today in History: First Olympic Games in Asia in 1964 […]

  • Today in History: Hoover Dam goes online in 1936
    by Joern Weigelt on October 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Hoover Dam goes online in 1936 83 years ago today, the Hoover Dam went fully online and began generating electricity. Construction began in 1930 and lasted almost 6 years. A total of 21,000 men were needed to build the world’s largest dam of its time. The $49 million project is also one … Continue reading Today in History: Hoover Dam goes online in 1936 […]

  • Today in History: John Lennon born in 1940
    by Joern Weigelt on October 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: John Lennon born in 1940 79 years ago today, the musician, songwriter and front man of the Beatles was born in Liverpool, England. John Lennon met Paul McCartney in 1957 when he invited him to join his music group. They eventually formed the most successful songwriting partnership in musical history. Lennon left … Continue reading Today in History: John Lennon born in 1940 […]

  • Today in History: Great Chicago fire of 1871
    by Joern Weigelt on October 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Great Chicago fire of 1871 The fire that destroyed most of Chicago’s business district began in a barn on the evening of October 8, 1871. A very dry summer and early autumn fanned the fire, which raged for 2 days. It killed over 300 people and destroyed property worth millions of dollars. … Continue reading Today in History: Great Chicago fire of 1871 […]

  • History: First Images of the Far Side of the Moon in 1959
    by Joern Weigelt on October 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    History: First Images of the Far Side of the Moon in 1959 60 years ago today, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photographs of the lunar far side, eighteen of them resolvable, covering one-third of the surface invisible from the Earth. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Moon #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #posterconnection … Continue reading History: First Images of the Far Side of the Moon in 1959 […]

  • Today in History: KLM formed in 1919
    by Joern Weigelt on October 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: KLM formed in 1919 The official airline of the Netherlands, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. or KLM, is the oldest airline that still operates under its original name. The first flight of the airline took place on May 17, 1920 between London and Amsterdam in a leased airplane. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #KLM … Continue reading Today in History: KLM formed in 1919 […]