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  • Today in History: Statue of Liberty Opening in 1886
    by Joern Weigelt on October 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Statue of Liberty Opening in 1886 134 years ago today, U.S. President Stephen Grover Cleveland presided over the dedication ceremony of the “Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World.” The monument was a gift of friendship from France to the United States and is today recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and … Continue reading Today in History: Statue of Liberty Opening in 1886 […]

  • Today in History: NYC subway opens in 1904
    by Joern Weigelt on October 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: NYC subway opens in 1904 116 years ago today, New York City Mayor George McClellan inaugurates the city’s new rapid transit system, the subway. The original line ran approximately nine miles through 28 stations from City Hall north to Grand Central Station, then west to Times Square and up the West Side … Continue reading Today in History: NYC subway opens in 1904 […]

  • Today in History: Picasso born in 1881
    by Joern Weigelt on October 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Picasso born in 1881 Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, is born in Malaga, Spain. His work comprises more than 50,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, and ceramics produced over 80 years. Picasso is perhaps best known for his contribution to Cubism. In 1907, he … Continue reading Today in History: Picasso born in 1881 […]

  • Today in History: Wall Street Crash of 1929
    by Joern Weigelt on October 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Wall Street Crash of 1929 91 years ago today, the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States occurred, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its after effects. The Wall Street (or Stock Market) Crash of 1929 started on October 24 and continued until … Continue reading Today in History: Wall Street Crash of 1929 […]

  • Today in History: United Nations founded in 1945
    by Joern Weigelt on October 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: United Nations founded in 1945 75 years ago today, in an effort to promote international peace and security, the United Nations was formed. The founding 51 member countries established the UN following World War II with the idea to prevent another such conflict from happening, replacing the ineffective League of Nations that … Continue reading Today in History: United Nations founded in 1945 […]

  • Today in History: Disney’s Dumbo premiered in 1941
    by Joern Weigelt on October 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Disney’s Dumbo premiered in 1941 79 years ago today, Disney’s animated classic premiered in the United States For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Dumbo #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 in History: Soccer legend Pelé turns 80
    by Joern Weigelt on October 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Soccer legend Pelé turns 80 Happy Birthday to Brazilian soccer legend, Pelé, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento on October 23, 1940. Considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time, Pelé became a star at the age of 17 with his performance in the 1958 World Cup. Pelé played … Continue reading Today in History: Soccer legend Pelé turns 80 […]

  • Today in History: Robert Rauschenberg is born in 1925
    by Joern Weigelt on October 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Robert Rauschenberg is born in 1925 95 years ago today, American painter and graphic artist, Robert Rauschenberg, was born in Port Arthur, Texas. He studied art in Kansas (1946-1947), Paris (1947) and at Black Mountain College in North Carolina under Joseph Albers (1948-1950). Rauschenberg was based in New York City and is … Continue reading Today in History: Robert Rauschenberg is born in 1925 […]

  • Today in History: Thomas Edison invents a commercially practical incandescent light
    by Joern Weigelt on October 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Thomas Edison invents a commercially practical incandescent light On this day in 1879, Thomas Edison invented a commercially practical incandescent light at his industrial research lab in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Edison had filed his first patent application for “Improvement In Electric Lights” in October 1878. The first successful test was on … Continue reading Today in History: Thomas Edison invents a commercially practical incandescent light […]

  • Today in History: Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in 1984
    by Joern Weigelt on October 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in 1984 36 years ago today, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world opens in Monterey Bay, California. Among its many “firsts,” it is the only aquarium in the world able to keep a great white shark captive for more than 16 days. … Continue reading Today in History: Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in 1984 […]