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  • Today in History: March of the Penguins
    by Joern Weigelt on July 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: March of the Penguins On this day in 2005, March of the Penguins, a French-made documentary about emperor penguins in Antarctica, opens in theaters across the U.S. March of the Penguins went on to win numerous awards, including an Oscar, and became one of the highest-grossing documentaries in movie history. The American … Continue reading Today in History: March of the Penguins […]

  • Today in History: Cold Record in 1983
    by Joern Weigelt on July 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Cold Record in 1983 On this day in 1983, Vostok Station, a Russian station on Antarctica experienced the lowest temperatures ever measured in recorded human history. The temperatures fell to −128.6 °F (−89.2 °C) For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. Direct link to poster at https://bit.ly/3xb4BTW #Antarctica #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design … Continue reading Today in History: Cold Record in 1983 […]

  • Today in History: First Mars Landing in 1976
    by Joern Weigelt on July 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First Mars Landing in 1976 After nearly a year of flight time, Viking I became the first American spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. Less than a month later, the Viking II also reached the red planet. The successful landings provided a first window into climatic conditions on the red planet Inquiries … Continue reading Today in History: First Mars Landing in 1976 […]

  • Today is National Ice Cream Day
    by Joern Weigelt on July 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Ice Cream Day National Ice Cream Day was established under President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July as part of National Ice Cream Month. Could there be any better national day? Ice cream supposedly originated thousands of years ago in the Persian Empire … Continue reading Today is National Ice Cream Day […]

  • Today in History: “Degenerate Art” exhibition opens in 1937
    by Joern Weigelt on July 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: “Degenerate Art” exhibitions opens in 1937 On this day in 1937, the infamous Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst) exhibition in Munich, Germany. Organized by Adolf Ziegler and the Nazi Party, the exhibition presented some 650 paintings, sculptures and prints by over 100 (primarily) German artists, incl.  works by famous artists such as Otto … Continue reading Today in History: “Degenerate Art” exhibition opens in 1937 […]

  • Today in History: Lithography was invented in 1798
    by Joern Weigelt on July 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Lithography was invented in 1798 On this day in 1798, German author Alois Senefelder invented the lithographic printing method (from the Greek, “stone printing”). Looking for an inexpensive method for copying his manuscripts, Senefelder was experimenting with etching techniques using acid resisting inks on a flat stone surface. He soon discovered that … Continue reading Today in History: Lithography was invented in 1798 […]

  • Today is National Lottery Day
    by Joern Weigelt on July 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Lottery Day If you’re feeling extra lucky on July 17th, it might be because it’s National Lottery Day! Celebrate the way lotteries contribute to local and state programs. Historically, lotteries date back to the 15th century. While early lotteries funded village needs, they also were vital to strengthening defenses. Money raised would … Continue reading Today is National Lottery Day […]

  • Today in History: First documenta opened in 1955
    by Joern Weigelt on July 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First documenta opened in 1955 On this day in 1955, the documenta in Kassel, Germany, opened its doors for the first time. The documenta is perhaps one of the most important cyclically recurring exhibitions for modern and contemporary art in the world. Founded in 1955 by artist and curator Arnold Bode, the … Continue reading Today in History: First documenta opened in 1955 […]

  • Today in History: Washington DC declared capital of the United States in 1790
    by Joern Weigelt on July 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Washington DC declared capital of the United States On this day in 1790, the young American Congress declares that a swampy, humid, muddy and mosquito-infested site on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia will be the nation’s permanent capital. “Washington,” in the newly designated federal “District of Columbia,” was named after … Continue reading Today in History: Washington DC declared capital of the United States in 1790 […]

  • Today is National Nude Day
    by Joern Weigelt on July 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Nude Day On July 14th, laundry is unnecessary. Enjoy an air bath or explore the naturist movement. National Nude Day is a way to keep cool on a hot, sticky summer day. Nudist groups around the world celebrate this holiday and take it quite seriously! Nudists (also known as naturists) are not … Continue reading Today is National Nude Day […]