On this day on May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. Some other important events that happened on May 20 over the years are: • 1498 – Admiral Dom Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese navigator, arrived in India. He sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to Calicut, Kerala with
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