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  • Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791
    by Joern Weigelt on January 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791 On this day in 1791, the prolific and influential composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) was born in Salzburg, Austria. Mozart’s father Leopold recognized and furthered his son’s musical genius early on. At the age of six, Wolfgang Amadeus was already a sensation on the … Continue reading Today in History: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1791 […]

  • Today in History: India becomes a Republic in 1950
    by Joern Weigelt on January 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: India becomes a Republic in 1950 On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect. The country became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on 15 August 1947. Indian National Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India, but the leader most associated with the … Continue reading Today in History: India becomes a Republic in 1950 […]

  • Today in History: World’s largest diamond found
    by Joern Weigelt on January 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: World’s largest diamond found On this day in 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan,” it was the largest diamond ever found. The Cullinan was later cut into nine large … Continue reading Today in History: World’s largest diamond found […]

  • Today in History: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre born in 1901
    by Joern Weigelt on January 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre born in 1901 On this day in 1901, the poster artist and typeface designer A.M Cassandre (born Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron) was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine to French parents. After settling in Paris in 1915, the young artist studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian and opened … Continue reading Today in History: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre born in 1901 […]

  • Today in History: Salvador Dali died in 1989
    by Joern Weigelt on January 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Salvador Dali died in 1989 On this day in 1989, the prominent Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali passed away in Figueres, Spain. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #SalvadorDali #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #graphicdesign https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today is National Pie Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on January 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Pie Day! Pies have a long and illustrious history, but the sweet filled treats we enjoy today are a relatively recent innovation. The Greeks and Romans made some of the first pies in history. People filled pastry shells with different kinds of meat or seafood, flavored them with a variety of spices, … Continue reading Today is National Pie Day! […]

  • Today in History: Claire Waldoff died in 1957
    by Joern Weigelt on January 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Claire Waldoff died in 1957 Germany’s pre-World War II “Cabaret Queen,” Claire Waldoff. passed away 63 years ago today. Waldoff was a famous Kabarett singer and entertainer in Berlin during the 1910s and 1920s, known for performing ironic songs in the Berlinish dialect and lesbian undertones and themes. #ClaireWaldoff #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters … Continue reading Today in History: Claire Waldoff died in 1957 […]

  • Today in History: Christian Dior born in 1905
    by Joern Weigelt on January 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Christian Dior born in 1905 On this day in 1905, French fashion Christian Dior was born in Granville, France. His creations dominated world fashion in the decade following World War II. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Dior #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds #interiordesign … Continue reading Today in History: Christian Dior born in 1905 […]

  • Today in History: Audrey Hepburn died in 1993
    by Joern Weigelt on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Audrey Hepburn died in 1993 On this day in 1963, screen legend Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston) passed away. The British film and fashion icon was one of Hollywood’s largest movie stars during the 1950s and 1960s. Hepburn shot to stardom through her Oscar-winning lead role in Roman Holiday in 1953. … Continue reading Today in History: Audrey Hepburn died in 1993 […]

  • Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943
    by Joern Weigelt on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943 On this day in 1943, Janis Lyn Joplin, one of America’s biggest female rock stars of the 1960s, was born. She was the goddess of the hippie movement – and is considered, by many, to be the best white blues singer in the world. Janis Joplin celebrated … Continue reading Today in History: Janis Joplin born in 1943 […]