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Bikini introduced, 1946
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Mic…
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Film studios Universal and Paramount started 100 years ago as insurgent “indies” challenging Thomas Edison’s powerful cartel.
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Agriculture spread as farming groups moved northward from the Near East and throughout Europe, researchers have found.
Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier became the first of thousands to be executed by the guillotine 220 years ago today.