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  • Today in History: Kodak launches Kodachrome in 1935
    by Joern Weigelt on April 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Kodak launches Kodachrome in 1935 On this day in 1935, , the Eastman Kodak Company launched Kodachrome. The photographic film was one of the most popular media used by professional and hobby photographers around the world. It was discontinued in 2009 with the widespread transition to digital photography. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. … Continue reading Today in History: Kodak launches Kodachrome in 1935 […]

  • Today is (usually) National Tax Day (in the USA)
    by Joern Weigelt on April 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is (usually) National Tax Day (in the USA) April 15 of each year is National Tax Day. As a result of the Coronavirus, the date was moved to July 15 in 2020 and to May 17 for 2021. In the United States, Tax Day is a term for the day on which individual income … Continue reading Today is (usually) National Tax Day (in the USA) […]

  • Today in History: Lincoln is shot in 1865
    by Joern Weigelt on April 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Lincoln is shot in 1865 On this day in 1865 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot. The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, wanted to revive the Confederate cause, mere days after their surrender to the Union Army, bringing the American Civil War to an end. Lincoln died the next day. For inquiries, email … Continue reading Today in History: Lincoln is shot in 1865 […]

  • Today in History: Oskar Schlemmer died in 1943
    by Joern Weigelt on April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Oskar Schlemmer died in 1943 Oskar Schlemmer was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. Schlemmer studied at the Stuttgart Art Academy. Between 1920 and 1929, he taught at the Bauhaus in Weimar and later at the Breslau Art School. In 1923 he was hired as Master … Continue reading Today in History: Oskar Schlemmer died in 1943 […]

  • Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992
    by Joern Weigelt on April 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992 On this day in 1992, the happiest place on earth opened its doors on the European continent in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris, France. Attracting some 10 million visitors each year, Disneyland Paris (as it is called today) is the most popular theme park in Europe. For inquiries, email … Continue reading Today in History: Euro Disneyland opens in 1992 […]

  • Today in History: Cigarette Tax in USA
    by Joern Weigelt on April 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Cigarette Tax in USA In 1921, Iowa becomes the first state to impose a cigarette tax in the United States; in 1969, North Carolina was the last state to enact a cigarette excise tax. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #cigarettes #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper #graphic #graphics #originalposter #artoftheday … Continue reading Today in History: Cigarette Tax in USA […]

  • Today is National Golf (Lover’s) Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on April 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Golf (Lover’s) Day! Some avid golfers might suggest any and every day is Golfer’s Day. But on this day, it’s official. Golfer’s Day is an opportunity to be thankful that someone invented this addicting, yet relaxing hobby. There is, of course, only one proper way to enjoy this day. And, that’s out … Continue reading Today is National Golf (Lover’s) Day! […]

  • Today in History: Victor Vasarely born in 1908
    by Joern Weigelt on April 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      Today in History: Victor Vasarely born in 1908 The Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely (born: Gyözö Vásárhelyi ) was born in Pecs, Hungary, in 1908, Vasarely began his artistic training in Budapest in the late 1920s. In 1928, he studied the concepts of the Bauhaus working under Sandor Bortnyk at the Mühely Art School. Vasarely … Continue reading Today in History: Victor Vasarely born in 1908 […]

  • Today in History: Leonetto Cappiello born in 1875
    by Joern Weigelt on April 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Leonetto Cappiello born in 1875 On this day in 1875, painter and poster artist Leonetto Cappiello was born in Livorno, Italy. Leonetto Cappiello started his career as a caricaturist before dedicating himself to poster art. Sometimes called the “father of the advertising poster,” Cappiello spent 40 active years in Paris, creating over … Continue reading Today in History: Leonetto Cappiello born in 1875 […]

  • Today is National Zoo Lovers Day
    by Joern Weigelt on April 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Zoo Lovers Day Each year on April 8, National Zoo Lovers Day is observed. This would be a perfect day to visit a zoo and be one of the millions of people who visit them each year. Enjoy seeing your favorite animals swinging from the trees or splashing in the water and … Continue reading Today is National Zoo Lovers Day […]