How many of you have heard of Löb Strauß who was born on this date back in 1829? Now come on, if you said no, you are wrong. I would be willing to bet my last dollar that every one of you have heard of him.
Ok, Löb Strauß is the German name, but here in the U.S. and most all of the world, he is known by Levi Strauss. Yes, he was the creator of the first company to make blue jeans in the U.S. I don't know how we could have ever managed to survive without blue jeans. And yes, I believe blue jeans should be made out of blue denim and not some other color, because they are named BLUE jeans.
One of Strauss's customers was an inventor, Jacob Davis, who invented the first pair of riveted denim pants back in 1871. He went into business with Strauss and they began producing blue jeans. And I guess the way that Paul Harvey ended his shows is appropriate here, too. "And now you know the rest of the story." So, put on your blue jeans and have a great day, you hear?