…don’t go together well. at least for me. Maybe they do for you, in which case, more power to you.
Three very significant things happened in history on July 5th, other than the first day of wide-spread hangovers and sparkler burns…
1937: The world is introduced to Spam but really doesn’t achieve global status until 1970 thanx to Monty Python (‘bloody Vikings’)
That summer, designer Jacques Heim came up with a revealing two-piece outfit, which he called the Atom: “the world’s smallest bathing suit.” But credit goes to his competitor, French mechanical engineer-turned-swimsuit designer Louis Réard, who unveiled his design on July 5. He predicted that the skimpy swimwear would cause a cultural explosion to rival the recent nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll, and that’s where he got the name that stuck. Réard couldn’t find a model who was willing to wear such a revealing outfit, so he had to hire an exotic dancer from the Casino de Paris. He got 50,000 fan letters, and famously stated in his ads that a swimsuit wasn’t really a bikini unless you could pass it through a wedding ring.
1954: Elvis Presley recorded his first single, “That’s All Right (Mama)” at Sun Studios…and the rest is history.