This Day in History May 20, 1873

By Ruth on May 20, 2013 in history
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So are you a Levi jeans fan?  For me, it’s never been a big deal because genuine Levi jeans seems so expensive.  Nevertheless, on this date in 1873, Levi Strauss, a German immigrant, and his partner Jacob Davis received a patent for “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings” by means of studs.  This was the birth of the modern blue jeans.  Since that time, the company has sold more than two million pairs of jeans.  Amazing!

For more information:

http://famousdaily.com/history/levi-strauss-patents-blue-jeans.html

http://www.biography.com/people/levi-strauss-9496989

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/levi-strauss-patents-copper-riveted-jeans

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3 Comments

  1. cylina williams May 20, 2013 Reply

    I use to wear Levi’s all the time! Interesting information.

  2. Allyson rose Becker May 21, 2013 Reply

    That is a great fact. Love Levi’s

  3. Linda Womack May 21, 2013 Reply

    Levi’s have never been one of my favorite cause you can get good jeans cheaper with Levi’s your just buying the name

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