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  • Today is National Hippo Day
    by Joern Weigelt on February 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Hippo Day Did you know that Hippo loosely translates to “River Horse” in ancient Greek? National Hippo Day celebrates the third largest mammal on Earth. Go ahead and waddle in a mud bath, get angry with some tourists, or just yawn a lot whilst opening your mouth really-really widely …. For inquiries, … Continue reading Today is National Hippo Day […]

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on February 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #ValentinesDay #Love #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #graphicdesign #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today is World Radio Day
    by Joern Weigelt on February 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today is World Radio Day World Radio Day is about celebrating radio’s unique power of touching lives and bringing people together across the globe. #WorldRadioDay was proclaimed in November 2011 by UNESCO’s General Conference. Source: wikipedia. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Radio #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter … Continue reading Today is World Radio Day […]

  • Today in History: Fountain Pen patented 135 years ago
    by Joern Weigelt on February 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Fountain Pen patented 135 years ago On 12 February 1884, New York insurance salesman Lewis Waterman patented a groundbreaking invention, the fountain pen. Waterman’s instrument was a winner: it did not require constant dipping into the ink well and almost eliminated any ink spills. Writing instruments that contained their own ink supply … Continue reading Today in History: Fountain Pen patented 135 years ago […]

  • Today in History: Ernst Litfass born in 1816
    by Joern Weigelt on February 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Ernst Litfass born in 1816 203 years ago today, German printer and publisher Ernst Litfass was born. Litfass is best known for his invention of the free-standing cylindrical advertising column – the Litfasssäule (Litfass Column) – that premiered in Berlin in 1855. During the first half of the 19th century, posters had … Continue reading Today in History: Ernst Litfass born in 1816 […]

  • Today is National Umbrella Day
    by Joern Weigelt on February 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Umbrella Day The umbrella keeps us dry from the rain and can also protect us from the heat of the sun. The basic umbrella was invented some 4000+ years ago, evidenced in ancient art of Egypt, Greece and China (the Chinese were the first to waterproof umbrellas). The first umbrella shop – … Continue reading Today is National Umbrella Day […]

  • Today in History: Davis Cup established in 1900
    by Joern Weigelt on February 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Davis Cup established in 1900 119 years ago today, the silver trophy known today as the Davis Cup is first put up for competition when American collegian Dwight Filley Davis challenges British tennis players to come across the Atlantic and compete against his Harvard team. Davis, born in St. Louis, Missouri, won … Continue reading Today in History: Davis Cup established in 1900 […]

  • Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year
    by Joern Weigelt on February 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year and 2019 is the Year of the Pig. The Chinese New Year is full of dragon dances, fireworks, feasts, gift-giving, and lantern festivals. Red is the traditional color of the holiday because it symbolizes luck and prosperity. Many families will paint their doors a bright … Continue reading Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year […]

  • Today in History: Southern Pacific completes “Sunset Route” in 1883
    by Joern Weigelt on February 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Southern Pacific completes “Sunset Route” in 1883 136 years ago today, Southern Pacific Railroad completed its transcontinental “Sunset Route” from New Orleans to California, consolidating its dominance over rail traffic to the Pacific. One of the most powerful railroad companies of the 19th century, the “Espee” (as the railroad was often called) … Continue reading Today in History: Southern Pacific completes “Sunset Route” in 1883 […]

  • Today is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
    by Joern Weigelt on February 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Today is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day There is mail in your mailbox six days a week so let’s take time out of our day to thank the mail person who is responsible for getting it there! Thank A Mail Carrier Day (also known as Thank a Mailman Day) is always observed on February … Continue reading Today is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day […]