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  • Today in History: Polaroid introduces the instant camera in 1947
    by Joern Weigelt on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Polaroid introduces the instant camera in 1947 61 years ago today, Polaroid founder Edwin Land first demonstrated the instant camera at a meeting of the Optical Society of America in New York City.The American scientist got his idea while vacationing in Mexico in 1944 when he introduced his daughter Jennifer to the … Continue reading Today in History: Polaroid introduces the instant camera in 1947 […]

  • Today in History: North German Lloyd founded in 1857
    by Joern Weigelt on February 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: North German Lloyd founded in 1857 161 years ago today, the German shipping company Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) (North German Lloyd) was founded by Henrich Meier and Eduard Crüsemann in Bremen. NDL became one of the most important German shipping companies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The passenger shipping line … Continue reading Today in History: North German Lloyd founded in 1857 […]

  • Today in History: Opening of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco
    by Joern Weigelt on February 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Opening of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco 103 years ago today, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened its doors to the public. This 1915 “World’s Fair” celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal, the discovery of the Pacific Ocean 400 years prior, and San Francisco’s reconstruction following the great earthquake … Continue reading Today in History: Opening of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco […]

  • Today is Presidents Day
    by Joern Weigelt on February 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today is Presidents Day Presidents Day is a federal holiday which, in the United States, is observed on the third Monday in February. This day is set aside, by more and more of America’s population, to honor all of the past United States Presidents that have served our country. Two of our nation’s greatest Presidents, … Continue reading Today is Presidents Day […]

  • Today in History: First Ironman in Hawai in 1978
    by Joern Weigelt on February 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: First Ironman in Hawai in 1978 40 years go today, the first “Ironman Triathlon” was held in Kailua-Konain, The world championship has been held annually since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982) and is preceded by a series of qualifying Ironman events. The race consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 … Continue reading Today in History: First Ironman in Hawai in 1978 […]

  • Today in History: First Official Air Mail Flight in 1911
    by Joern Weigelt on February 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First Official Air Mail Flight in 1911 107 years ago today, the first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India when 23-year old French pilot Henri Pecquet transported 6000 letters and postcards in his biplane from Allahabad to Naini, some 6 miles (10 km) away. #AirMail #VintagePoster #VintagePosters … Continue reading Today in History: First Official Air Mail Flight in 1911 […]

  • Today in History: Premiere of “Madame Butterfly”
    by Joern Weigelt on February 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Premiere of “Madame Butterfly” It was not all smooth sailing for Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” at its world premiere at La Scala in Milan, Italy in 1904. Quite the opposite, the opening was interrupted by its hostile audience’s disapproving shouts, boos and whistles. Italian newspapers commented that “the spectacle given in … Continue reading Today in History: Premiere of “Madame Butterfly&rdquo […]

  • Today is National Hippo Day
    by Joern Weigelt on February 15, 2018 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, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! #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 For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. […]

  • Today is World Radio Day
    by Joern Weigelt on February 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today is World Radio Day WRD 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 (Wikipedia). For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Radio #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #paper #graphic #graphics #originalposter #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool … Continue reading Today is World Radio Day […]