Today in History: Mauzan born in 1883

Today in History: Mauzan born in 1883

Achille Lucien Mauzan was born on the French Riviera but moved to Italy in 1905. He was known as a decorative illustrator, though he also painted and sculpted. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Lyon, France, Mauzan divided his life between Milan, Paris and Buenos Aires. During his career as a poster printer and designer, Mauzan created over 2,000 posters, using a style marked by humor and brilliant colors for advertisement and events. In 1926, he set up the “Affiches Mauzan” publishing house in Argentina where many of his greatest works were created and where he worked until 1932 before returning to France. He died in January of 1952.

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Today in History: First Mobile Phone Service in the U.S.A. in 1983

Today in History: First Mobile Phone Service in the U.S.A. in 1983

36 years ago today, Ameritech Mobile Communications, LLC provides cellular mobile phone service to the general public in Chicago. This was the first mobile phone service for public use in the United States.

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Today in History: Mona Lisa shown at Castle Clos Lucé in 1517

Today in History: Mona Lisa shown at Castle Clos Lucé in 1517

502 years ago today, Leonardo da Vinci allegedly presented his Mona Lisa to King Francis I of France. Da Vinci was invited to work at King’s castle in 1516 and it is believed that he took the Mona Lisa (and several other works) with him where he continued to make refinements to his masterpiece before presenting it to the King. The Mona Lisa was acquired by King Francis at the time and is now property of the French Republic. It is likely the most visited, most written and talked about, and possibly even the most valuable painting in the world. It has been on permanent display at the Louvre in Paris since 1797.

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Today in History: Great Chicago fire of 1871

Today in History: Great Chicago fire of 1871

The fire that destroyed most of Chicago’s business district began in a barn on the evening of October 8, 1871. A very dry summer and early autumn fanned the fire, which raged for 2 days. It killed over 300 people and destroyed property worth millions of dollars.

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History: First Images of the Far Side of the Moon in 1959

History: First Images of the Far Side of the Moon in 1959

60 years ago today, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photographs of the lunar far side, eighteen of them resolvable, covering one-third of the surface invisible from the Earth.

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Today in History: Air France formed in 1933

Today in History: Air France formed in 1933

The French airline was formed 86 years ago today and this is always a great reason to show another example of Air France’s wonderful poster art, incl. this beautiful work from 1947.

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Today in History: Le Corbusier born in 1887

Today in History: Le Corbusier born in 1887

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM). Le Corbusier prepared the master plan for the city of Chandigarh in India, and contributed specific designs for several buildings there. On 17 July 2016, seventeen projects by Le Corbusier in seven countries were inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement. Source: wikipedia.org.

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