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.