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  • Today is National Pasta Day
    by Joern Weigelt on October 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today is National Pasta Day Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti—the list of pastas is endless! Pasta is typically thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia in 2000 BC made noodles with millet! Pasta can be made dry (pasta secca) or fresh (pasta fresca). There are over 350 … Continue reading Today is National Pasta Day […]

  • Today in History: The first Oktoberfest in 1810
    by Joern Weigelt on October 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: The first Oktoberfest in 1810 208 years ago today, the very first Oktoberfest took place. The festivities lasted five days and were organized around the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince. It was the first non-religious folk festival in Germany and had all of Munich on its feet – certainly something that … Continue reading Today in History: The first Oktoberfest in 1810 […]

  • Today is National Boss’s Day
    by Joern Weigelt on October 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Boss’s Day Back in 1958, Patricia Bays Haroski, a secretary at State Farm Insurance in Deerfield, Illinois registered “National Boss’s Day” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She was working for her father at the time and chose October 16 in honor of her father’s (i.e. her boss’s) birthday. Four years later, … Continue reading Today is National Boss’s Day […]

  • Today in History: The Walt Disney Company is founded in 1923
    by Joern Weigelt on October 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: The Walt Disney Company is founded in 1923 A leader in the international entertainment industry, the company was created by brothers Walt and Roy as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. Today, the company is synonymous with cartoon and animated movies and characters. Inquiries about this original, vintage poster at mail@posterconnection.com #NationalLiqueurDay #PosterArt … Continue reading Today in History: The Walt Disney Company is founded in 1923 […]

  • Today is National Liqueur Day
    by Joern Weigelt on October 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Liqueur Day A liqueur is a strong alcoholic beverage that has been sweetened with herbs, fruits, nuts, cream, or spices. Liqueurs are traditionally served as after-dinner drinks or mixed with coffee. The word “liqueur” comes from the Latin word “liquifacere,” which means “to dissolve or melt.” As early as 400 BC, the … Continue reading Today is National Liqueur Day […]

  • Today in History: Olympic Games in Mexico open in 1968
    by Joern Weigelt on October 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Olympic Games in Mexico open in 1968 50 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: Mona Lisa shown at Castle Clos Lucé in 1517
    by Joern Weigelt on October 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Mona Lisa shown at Castle Clos Lucé in 1517 501 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, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First Olympic Games in Asia in 1964 54 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: Graf Zeppelin heads for the USA in 1928
    by Joern Weigelt on October 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Graf Zeppelin heads for the USA in 1928 90 years ago today, the legendary airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin launched its first intercontinental flight to the United States. The airship traversed 6,168 miles (9,926 km) during its 111 hour journey. It flew over New York at 4 pm on October 15 before it … Continue reading Today in History: Graf Zeppelin heads for the USA in 1928 […]

  • Today in History: Hoover Dam goes online in 1936
    by Joern Weigelt on October 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Hoover Dam goes online in 1936 82 years ago today, the Hoover Dam went fully online and began generating electricity. Construction began in 1930 and leasted 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 […]