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  • Today in History: Good-bye VW Beetle
    by Joern Weigelt on January 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Good-bye VW Beetle The end of the German production of the Beetle: On January 19, 1978 the last model of the legendary car rolls off the assembly lines at the Volkswagen plant in Emden, Germany. Here is a link to a short blog about the VW Beetle: http://wp.me/p6cafs-N For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. … Continue reading Today in History: Good-bye VW Beet […]

  • Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912
    by Joern Weigelt on January 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912 Happy Birthday, Stanley Walter Galli. The San Francisco native studied at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Art Center School in Los Angeles before he launched his illustration career in the late 1930s. Over the decades, his works appeared in McCall’s, … Continue reading Today in History: Stanley Walter Galli born in 1912 […]

  • Today in History: Muhammed Ali born in 1942
    by Joern Weigelt on January 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Muhammed Ali born in 1942 Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The Greatest”, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers of all time. Ali passed … Continue reading Today in History: Muhammed Ali born in 1942 […]

  • Today in History: First escalator installed in NY in 1893
    by Joern Weigelt on January 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First escalator installed in NY in 1893 On this day in 1893, Jesse W. Reno installed the first working escalator (called the “inclined elevator”) at the Old Iron Pier at Coney Island in New York City. #Escalator #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds … Continue reading Today in History: First escalator installed in NY in 1893 […]

  • Today is National Hat Day
    by Joern Weigelt on January 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Hat Day Hang on to your hats and celebrate in style on January 15. Some trivia? Hats may be worn for safety and protection, religious reasons, ceremonial reasons, warmth or fashion. In the Middle Ages, hats were an indicator of social status. In the military, hats may denote one’s nationality, branch of … Continue reading Today is National Hat Day […]

  • Today in History: Ikko Tanaka born in 1930
    by Joern Weigelt on January 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Ikko Tanaka born in 1930 On this day in 1930, graphic designer Ikko Tanaka was born in Nara, Japan. Tanaka was known for merging principles of clean, modern design with Japanese traditionalism. He studied art in Kyoto and worked as a textile and graphic designer before establishing his own studio in 1963. … Continue reading Today in History: Ikko Tanaka born in 1930 […]

  • Today in History: German Green Party formed in 1980
    by Joern Weigelt on January 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: German Green Party formed in 1980 In the 1970s, environmentalists and peace activists politically organized amongst thousands of action groups. The political party The Greens (German: Die Grünen) was founded on January 12/13, 1980 in Karlsruhe to give this movement political and parliamentary representation. Opposition to pollution, use of nuclear power, NATO … Continue reading Today in History: German Green Party formed in 1980 […]

  • Today is National Milk Day
    by Joern Weigelt on January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Today is National Milk Day The first day milk arrived by delivery in bottles was on January 11, 1878. National Milk Day commemorates this day and the delivery of this important staple beverage in America. Some trivia? The United States and Australia are the world’s largest exporters of milk and milk products. Throughout the world, … Continue reading Today is National Milk Day […]

  • Today in History: Howard Chandler Christy born in 1873
    by Joern Weigelt on January 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Howard Chandler Christy born in 1873 On this day in 1873, the American artist and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy was born in Morgan County, Ohio. Christy studied art in New York at the Art Students League and later at the National Academy of Design under William Chase. Christy went to Cuba in … Continue reading Today in History: Howard Chandler Christy born in 1873 […]

  • Today is National Save the Eagles Day
    by Joern Weigelt on January 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Save the Eagles Day Save the Eagles Day is observed annually on the 10th of January. Some species of eagles are on the endangered list. However, due to the work of scientists and the public, the Bald Eagle was removed from this list in June 2007. There are more than 70 species … Continue reading Today is National Save the Eagles Day […]