This Day in History

The Birth of Blue Jeans

On May 20, 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent for blue jeans after developing a way to strengthen men’s work pants with metal rivets. This innovation revolutionized fashion by introducing durable and comfortable clothing suited for labor and everyday wear. Over the decades, blue jeans have transcended their utilitarian origins to […]

Colfax Massacre Occurs

On this day in history, the Colfax Massacre occurs in Colfax, Louisiana, as a violent confrontation erupts between white supremacist paramilitary groups and African American freedmen defending their right to vote. The massacre, one of the deadliest incidents of racial violence during Reconstruction, underscores the ongoing struggle for civil rights and racial equality in post-Civil […]