Today is World Chocolate Day

Today is World Chocolate Day

Observed annually on July 7, there are some references that seem to indicate that this day celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. To be honest, we don’t much care as long as we have an “official” reason to celebrate in style and eat lots of chocolate on this special occasion … after all, we are only doing our part in observing World Chocolate Day.

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Today in History: The Bikini

Today in History: The Bikini
Two small pieces of fabric caused major turmoil at the beaches at the end of the 1940s. French fashion designer Louis Reard gave them a name: bikini. The first bikini was presented on July 5, 1946 at a Paris fashion show. The rest is history.

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Today in History: The saxophone is patented in 1846

Today in History: The saxophone is patented in 1846

Belgian musician Adolphe Sax developed the woodwind instrument typically made of brass, which in recent decades has heavily influenced the sound of the jazz, military band, rock, and pop musical genres.

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Today in History: The world’s first Kindergarten opens in Germany in 1865

Today in History: The world’s first Kindergarten opens in Germany in 1865

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Today is National Sunglasses Day !

Today is National Sunglasses Day !

National Sunglasses Day is becoming more and more popular, especially as organizations like The Vision Council try to inform people about the dangers of UV exposure and why wearing sunglasses should be more than to just make a fashion statement. Time to put on those shades ….

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Today in History: First Automobile Grand Prix in France in 1906

Today in History: First Automobile Grand Prix in France in 1906

112 years ago today, the Automobile Club of France hosted the first “Grand Prix” motor race. 32 drivers took to the public roads outside of Le Mans, on June 26, 1906. The race winner was awarded the “Great Prize” (Grand Prix) of 45,000 French francs which at the time was the equivalent of 13 kilos of gold.

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Happy Birthday, Milton Glaser!

Happy Birthday, Milton Glaser!

The American graphic designer (b. 1929 in NYC) who is famous for his logos – incl. “I NY” – and his iconic Bob Dylan poster (1966) is celebrating his 89th birthday today.

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