Technology in the News Today
Born on this Day in History: July 5, 1810 - P.T. Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut. He bought the American Museum in New York City and filled the space with curiosities and what he considered live freaks, which included midget Tom Thumb and singer Jenny Lind. The museum closed in 1868 and he joined with rival James A Bailey to create the Barnum and Bailey Circus, which they dubbed the "Greatest Show on Earth."
On this Day in History: July 5, 1946 - French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed "bikini, inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.