On this day in 1956 the United States dropped a hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The significance of this event was that it was the first h-bomb to be dropped from a plane by the US and raised the stakes in the cold war. Before this test the bulky hydrogen bomb had to be brought to a destination and detonated on site. The Soviet Union also had an h-bomb and had conducted tests from planes in Siberia, but nothing on the scale of this. We had the bigger bomb and now had a way of bringing destruction anywhere on earth. This test also brought about environmental repercussions and forced the two countries to sign a treaty to end open air and underwater testing of nuclear weaponsOn this day in 1873 Levi Strauss, along with the help of Jacob Davis received a patent on blue jeans. Davis added the trademark rivets at key points to Strauss' jeans. It took nearly 80 years for the jeans to catch on as a fashion statement, but I can't imagine a college campus or a high school without jeans. What would everyone wear, corduroy? Would these guys look cooler in cargo pants?