Today is National Jewel Day

Today is #NationalJewelDay

National Jewel Day is observed annually on March 13, celebrating brilliant gems of all shapes, sizes, cuts and colors. While the origins of this holiday are unknown, we can take a wild guess that a jeweler or gal came up with the idea. J

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Today in History: Graf Zeppelin died in 1917

Today in History: Graf Zeppelin died in 1917

100 years ago today, Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin was a German pioneer of airships. A former general and later aircraft manufacturer, Zeppelin provided both the brains and most of the investment money for the first successful rigid airship, the Zepplin LZ1. In July of 1900, Zeppelin made the first flight with the LZ1 in southern Germany. The dirigible remained in the air for 20 minutes before landing. On March 8, 1917, the great aviation pioneer died in Berlin.

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Today in History: Stanley “Stan” Getz born in 1927 in Philadelphia

Happy Birthday, Stan Getz. The American jazz saxophonist would have been 90 years old if he were still alive today. Getz played primarily the tenor saxophone and gained prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman’s big band. He is perhaps best known for the worldwide hit single “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964) performed with Astrud Gilberto.

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2017 Winter Clearance Poster Sale now online!


 

The catalog for our 2017 Winter Sale on February 28 is now online. We included somne incredible pieces among the 471 lots and every item starts at $100. Enjoy. http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/6TNKLC4W8P

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Today in History: Cigarette Ads banned from U.S. Television in 1971

Today in History: Cigarette Ads banned from U.S. Television in 1971

In 1970, Congress took their anti-smoking initiative one step further and passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, banning the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio starting on January 2, 1971. The last televised cigarette ad ran on New Year’s Day in 1971 at 11:50 p.m. during the Johnny Carson Show.

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Today in History: Siemens born in 1816

Today in History: Siemens born in 1816

German inventor, industrialist and founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens was born on this day, 200 years ago.

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Today in History: Fritz Lang born in 1890

Today in History: Fritz Lang born in 1890

126 years ago today, the ground-breaking film director and screenwriter Friedrich Christian Anton “Fritz” Lang was born in Vienna. In the 1920s, Lang made film history with silent movies like “Nibelungen” (1924) and “Metropolis” (1926). His film “M” (1931) is considered a precursor to the film noir genre. In his famous and much-quoted masterpiece “Metropolis” he drew the dark future vision of a world in which the proletariat was serving the machines in an impersonal world city. Fritz Lang emigrated to the USA in 1933 and together with Bertolt Brecht directed the movie “Hangmen Also Die” (1942), directed against the Nazi regime in Germany. In 1963 he was awarded the German Film Award and in 1966 the Federal Cross of Merit. Land died in 1976.

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