Today in History: Donald Brun passed away in 1999

Today in History: Donald Brun passed away in 1999

The Swiss designer was born in Basel in 1909. He celebrated his first successes as a poster artist when he won a Basel poster competition for “baths” in 1928. Between the 1930s and 1970s, Brun created hundreds of poster designs, mainly for consumer goods. Among his clients were such renowned companies as Bata, Bell, Gauloise, Persil or Swissair. His posters are marked by a subtle sense of humor and solid craftsmanship. In 1952, Brun became co-founder of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). He passed away in Clarens in 1999.

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Today is World Lion Day

Today is World Lion Day

Lion Day aims to raise awareness of the majestic hunter, the ultimate feline, the king of the jungle, the big fluffy kitty of the Serengeti… Hmm, we should have left it at ‘king of the jungle’.

Basically, it’s all about lions, but you’ve probably got that from the name.

This celebration of the animal kingdom’s most beautiful and fearsome creature was founded by Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to big cats. August 10th is a day for people to come together from across the world to pay tribute to the mighty lion in as many ways as possible. Though a fun and exciting occasion for all, its foundations are based in a very serious matter: lion numbers have dramatically declined to the point where the species needs to be placed on the endangered list, just like its larger cousin the tiger.

How you celebrate is entirely up to you. You could change your social media profile pictures to a lion for the day, draw a sketch and share it with friends, find out who has the loudest roar, or even get your coworkers to sponsor you to wear a lion jumpsuit to work, then make a donation to Big Cat Rescue’s ongoing mission.

At the very least, please Like the official Facebook page and follow @BigCatRescue on Twitter, because the more we spread the word, the greater the chances of these incredible animals gracing our planet forevermore.

Source https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/lion-day/

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Today in History: One million Beetles in 1955

Today in History: One million Beetles in 1955

64 years ago today, the one millionth VW Beetle came off its assembly line in Wolfsburg, Germany, where it is still on display at the Volkswagen Auto Museum.

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Today is National Mustard Day

Today is National Mustard Day

National Mustard Day is observed on the first Saturday in August, celebrated especially around the National Mustard Museum in downtown Middleton, Wisconsin. More than 6,000 enthusiastic mustard lovers attend this annual event raising thousands of dollars for local charities. Seems like a perfect occasion to show off this cool vintage mustard advertising poster.

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Today in History: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded in 1900

Today in History: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founded in 1900

119 years ago today, the American tire company was founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in Akron, Ohio. In 1988, the company was taken over by Japan’s Bridgestone Corporation.

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Today is International Beer Day

Today is International Beer Day

Whether you’re a lager lover or a cask ale connoisseur, there’s no excuse not to raise a glass to another yearly installment of Beer Day – the perfect opportunity for beer brewers, sellers and buyers to raise their frosty glasses in celebration of the oldest, and most popular alcoholic beverage on the planet!

Bars, restaurants and pubs all over the world join in with the celebration, so it’s easier than ever to show your appreciation for the people who brew beer, and those who make it available for us all to drink on that parched summer’s afternoon.

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Today in History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965

Today in History: British ban on cigarette ads on television in 1965

54 years ago today, cigarette advertising was banned on British television, although commercials for loose tobacco and cigars continued until 1991. A similar anti-smoking initiative took place in the United States in 1970. Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, banning all advertising of cigarettes on television and radio as of January 2, 1971.

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