2021 A to Z: Bonus Letter Z… Weird Holidays

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2021 A to Z: Bonus Letter Z

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National Zipper Day (April 30)

It’s National Zipper Day TODAY- April 30th! – On this date in 1851, Elias Howe received a patent for the “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure.”

Fun Fact – When the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album was released in 1971, it featured an Andy Warhol-designed jeans crotch with a functional zipper.

After the album’s initial release, subsequent printings featured only a photograph, due to the damage caused by the zipper to the vinyl disc, and the expense in producing the unusual cover.

Featured Image Letter Z courtesy of Carly Stevens

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