April 29: Zipper Day

zippersHappy Zipper Day!

Zipper Day is held every April 29 to recognize the 1913 patent issued to Gideon Sundback for a “hookless fastener.” Other inventors had created similar products since the mid 1800s, but it wasn’t until Sundback’s invention was used on a new line of galoshes that they got the name “zipper” in 1923. After that, it seems it was plain sailing for this common fastener.

“Your gates will be open continually;
They will not be closed day or night,
So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations,
With their kings led in procession.”

Isaiah 60:11

April 29 is also International Dance Day!

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2 responses to “April 29: Zipper Day

  1. Ha,ha, ha……your gates will be continually open? Zippers? Thanks for the laugh!

    • I have to admit, it wasn’t me. Brian was in here when I was doing it, so I asked if he had any suggestions, and, lo and behold . . .
      I almost didn’t do it, but it seemed too good to pass up. Glad you liked it!

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