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The Bikini was Born

On this day in 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian…

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A Ship Made of Paper

On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopts a written Declaration pronouncing approval of the Lee Resolution for independence which passed July 2,…

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Blondin Danced Across Niagra Falls

On this day in 1859, French funambulist Monsieur Charles Blondin becomes the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The feat performed…

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Before Woodstock – the Monterey Pop Festival

On this day in 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival reaches its successful climactic day with memorable performances by Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Who,…

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The Statue of Liberty and Freedom

On this day in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America for…

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Alcoholics Anonymous Was Born

On this day in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous is founded by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. With other original members, Wilson and…

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