This Day In History
Sunday, December 16, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1873

Levi Strauss and Jacob...
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. Jeans are trousers made from denim. Some of the earliest American blue jeans were made by Jacob Davis, Calvin Rogers, and Levi Strauss in 1873. Starting in the 1950s, jeans, originally designed for cowboys, became popular among teenagers. Historic brands include Levi's, Lee, and Wrangler. Jeans come in various fits, including skinny, tapered, straight, boot cut, Mommy-cut, maternity, and flare. Jeans are now a very popular form of casual dress around the world, and have been so for decades. They come in many styles and colors; however, "blue jeans" are particularly identified with American culture, especially the American Old West.
jeans, Levi Strauss, Jacob Davis

Births

in 1799
Honore de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon.

Deaths

in 1948
George Beurling

George Frederick "Buzz" Beurling was the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of the Second World War.
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