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July 05, 1946

Bikinis introduced

On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at a swimming pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini, a Parisian showgirl who didn’t object to appearing nearly nude in public, modeled the new fashion. Unsure of what to call his creation, Reard spontaneously dubbed it "b...

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July 05, 1687

Isaac Newton's "Principia" Is First Published

First published on 5 July 1687, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (or, the "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy") was a series of three books by English alchemist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, physicist, and theologian Sir Isaac Newton; likely the most influential sci...

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July 05, 1950

Sicilian Robin Hood Gunned Down

"Sicilian Robin Hood" Salvatore Giuliano, a peasant, separatist, and bandit known for stealing from the rich and redistributing the spoils to poor Italian villagers, was gunned down by Italian government troops on this day in 1950. Born in the Italian province of Palermo, Giuliano worked odd j...

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