This Week in History

July 5, 1946

Parisian designer Louis Reard debuts the first bikini, which he deemed “smaller than the world’s smallest bathing suit.”

July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong, world-famous trumpeter and singer, dies at the age of 68.

July 8, 52 BCE

Paris is fortified by the Gaelic tribe called the Parisees, who built a wooden bridge over the city’s two banks.


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