History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

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Today in History: Jimi Hendrix dies in 1970

On this day in 1970, American musician Jimi Hendrix died after collapsing at a party in London. He was 27 years old. Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington, but rose to fame in Britain with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He was arguably one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and perhaps in the history of rock music.

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Affordable Posters – 2021 Summer Sale

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Our Affordable Posters – 2021 Summer Sale is just a few days away. Don’t miss it. All items may be viewed at https://bit.ly/3BtrLXI
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Switzerland becomes neutral in 1515

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History: Switzerland becomes neutral in 1515

On this day in 1515, a small confederation in the western Alps decides to keep out of any future armed conflict by means of a declaration, renouncing further wars of aggression and expansion. From then on, neutrality was to be a defining component of the Swiss Confederation, the foundation for today’s Switzerland.

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History: Richard Paul Lohse born in 1902

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Today in History: Richard Paul Lohse born in 1902
Richard Paul Lohse was born in Zürich in 1902. In 1918, Lohse joined the advertising agency Max Dalang where he trained to be an advertising artist. In the 1930s, his work as a graphic artist and book designer put him among the pioneers of modern Swiss graphic design. In 1937 Lohse, with Leo Leuppi, co-founded Allianz, an association of Swiss modern artists. In 1953 he published the book “New Design in Exhibitions”, in 1958, he became co-editor of the magazine Neue Grafik/New Graphic Design. Important exhibitions and publications help the Swiss painter and graphic artist become and one of the main representatives of the concrete and constructive art movements of the 20thj century. Lohse died in Zürich in 1988.

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Today is National Teddy Bear Day

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Today is National Teddy Bear Day

National Teddy Bear Day is observed annually on September 9th.  We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child.  Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood.  Whether or not you still have your childhood teddy, today is the perfect day to celebrate your childhood friend! The name Teddy Bear originated in 1902 after American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi.  This incident made national news and became a classic through Clifford Berryman’s cartoon of the event published in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902. The cartoon inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy. Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear.”

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

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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

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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: Bruno Monguzzi

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Just in: Bruno Monguzzi’s modern design poster from 1996: Ferrari – Architecture – Design. The poster will be offered in our September Affordable Posters sale.

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Today in History: Freddie Mercury born in 1946

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Today in History: Freddie Mercury born in 1946

He was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar (Sept. 5, 1946) but would later change his name to Freddie Mercury – the flamboyant lead singer of the iconic rock group Queen, who was known for his remarkable vocal range. He wrote many of Queen’s classic songs, such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Are The Champions.” Mercury died on November 24, 1991, in Kensington, London, at the age of 45.

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Today in History: Mark Spitz wins 7th Gold in 1972

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Today in History: Mark Spitz wins 7th Gold in 1972

On this day in 1972, U.S. swimmer legend Mark Spitz won his 7th gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He earned the gold when Spitz and his team set a new world record in the 400-meter medley relay. Spitz also set new world records in the six other events in which he won the gold. At the time, no other athlete had won so many gold medals at a single Olympiad, a record that would stand until Michael Phelps took home 8 gold medals at the 2012 Beijing Games.

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