On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1873

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patent the first blue jeans with copper rivets

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss

Famous Deaths

  • Sir George-√Čtienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
1873 Highlights

About May 20, 1873

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus