Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz legend would have turned 100 today.

Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald. The jazz legend would have turned 100 today.

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Today is World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins and is celebrated each year on April 25.

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Today in History: Herbert Matter born in 1907

Today in History: Herbert Matter born in 1907

Happy Birthday, Herbert Matter ! The Swiss-born American photographer and graphic designer would have turned 119 today. Matter studied art in Geneva and Paris and worked in France as a designer and photographer for Deberny and Peignot. In 1932 he returned to Switzerland where he created a remarkable series of photomontage posters for the national tourism office in Zurich, among them his famous poster compositions for Pontresina and “automobile travel” in Switzerland (published in 4 languages, the English version having perhaps the most fitting title). In 1936, Matter settled in New York where he took photographs for Vogue and Harper’s and later worked for the Museum of Modern Art.

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First Buster Keaton release in 1917

First Buster Keaton release in 1917

100 years ago today, Buster Keaton appeared on screen for the first time in the movie The Butcher Boy.

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Today is Earth Day

Today is Earth Day

Celebrate and protect our natural environment by taking part in Earth Day. Earth Day began in 1970 and has since grown into a global event recognized by over 192 countries. Show your love for the planet we call home. Maybe plant a tree, prepare a meal with locally-grown vegetables, educate a friend or family member, or help clean up trash in your neighborhood— the possibilities are endless.

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Today in History: Rome founded 753 B.C.

Today in History: Rome founded 753 B.C.

The beginnings of the history of Rome are obscure. Humans have lived in the area known as Rome for at least the last 6,000 years. According to legend, on April 21, 753 B.C., twin brothers Romulus and Remus found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants. It is said that Romulus killed his twin brother, Remus, and named the city after himself. However, this myth supposedly originated sometime during the fourth century and it is thus not really clear where the name Rome originally comes from. Was it really 21 April 753 BC?

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Today is: Banana Day? Really? …

Today is: Banana Day? Really? …

Banana Day is a bit like a heady mix of April Fool’s Day and Halloween (without the sweets or vandalism) and with a helpful portion of healthy eating thrown in for good measure. The origins of Banana Day, which is aimed at celebrating bananas in every conceivable sense of the word, are murky. However it’s known that every year students at many prestigious American universities use Banana Day as a way of celebrating this humble lunchbox standard. They eat and share weird and wonderful banana concoctions (banana punch, anyone?), they dress as bananas and they generally go a bit…well…nuts. And bananas too, of course. (source: http://www.daysoftheyear.com)

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