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Today in History


On May 15, 1940, nylon stockings, developed by the Du Pont Co, went on sale for the first time in the United States.


On this day in 1957, Britain's first H-bomb was dropped on Christmas Island located in the Indian Ocean.


On this day in 1989, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev shook hands with mainland Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in Beijing, declaring an end to the Sino-Soviet split, as 500,000 Chinese citizens gathered in Tiananmen Square demanding democratic reforms.