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On this day: May 15

Published On: May 14 2013 12:56:09 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.

OTD May 15 - Nylons
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DuPont

1940: Nylon stockings go on general sale for the first time in the United States after first becoming available to employees at DuPont's Wilmington, Del., nylon factory the previous year. Four million pairs were sold in the first several hours.

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