Historical Facts, July 1st - 6th, 1946
July 1st: US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll
July 4th - Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland and 42 die
July 5th - Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show
July 6th - "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
Interestingly, Louis Reard named his swimsuit after the Bikini atoll. Not surprisingly, the bikini was a success at its debut, especially among the men. Read more about it here.
Most swimsuits in the 1940s looked like this:
That's our history and fashion lesson for the day!
Haiku, Days 3 and 4
Success or failure,
Release me from my comfort
To offer my life.
To dream, to dream of
Solutions to one’s problems
To awake knowing.
Have a great day!