Today in History: Burkhard Mangold born in 1873

Today in History: Burkhard Mangold born in 1873

The Swiss artist was born 146 years ago today in Basel, Switzerland. Mangold worked as a designer, glass painter, and poster artist. He initially studied and worked as a painter in Basel (1890-1893) before traveling to Paris (1894) and moving to Munich (1894-1900) where his work became influenced by the contemporary German art nouveau poster style. After returning to Basel (1900), Mangold won a poster competition for a Swiss singing festival in 1905. Most of the artist’s poster works stem from the period between 1900 and 1917. Burkhard Mangold is considered to be a leading contributor to the development of graphic arts and the Swiss poster around the turn of the century. He died in Basel in 1950.

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Today in History: California 31st state of the United States in 1850

Today in History: California 31st state of the United States in 1850

California had been only part of the United States territory for two years (following the Mexican-American War) when it was admitted to the Union as the 31st state of the United States on September 9, 1850. The second largest state at the time (until the admission of Alaska), California is currently the most populous U.S. state. Blessed with beautiful beaches, mountains, and stunning scenery, it is home to Yosemite National Park, the world class city of San Francisco and tourist sensations ranging from the Golden Gate to Disneyland.

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Today in History: New Amsterdam becomes New York in 1664

Today in History: New Amsterdam becomes New York in 1664

New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan; the post was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country’s largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a world symbol of the United States and its ideals of liberty and peace. Source: wikipedia.org

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Just in: a 1953 Holland-America Line by Reijn Dirksen

Just in: a 1953 Holland-America Line by Reijn Dirksen.

A beautiful view of the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam.

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Today is National Wildlife Day

Today is National Wildlife Day

Observed annually on September 4th since 2005, National Wildlife Day serves to bring global awareness and education about the growing number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation.

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Today in History: Titanic found in 1985

Today in History: Titanic found in 1985

34 years ago on this day, a team of American and French researchers discovered the sunken wreck of the luxury liner RMS Titanic south-southeast of the coast of Newfoundland in a depth of 12,500 feet (3,800 m). Key to the discovery was a remotely controlled undersea vehicle called Argo which helped verify the ship’s identity with cameras and sonar. The Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage, resulting in the loss of more than 1,500 lives. The ship was the biggest and most luxurious liner of her day.

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Today is National Beach Day

Today is National Beach Day

It has been observed annually on August 30th since 2014. So let’s take the last rays of summer sunshine and head to the beach ….

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