This luxury French fashion and leather goods brand and company headquartered in Paris, France, was founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. Today, the company's signature leather goods are considered a status symbol around the globe and are highly regarded in the fashion world. The company's iconic Monogram Canvas design can be considered the very first designer label in contemporary history; it was created by Vuitton's son in 1896 with the intent of preventing what?
Edgar Allan Poe
Back in the day
The Flag Act reads: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." When this resolution was adopted, there was no elaborate symbolism attached to the flag's colors. Meanings were later assigned in 1782, when Charles Thomson gave a report to Congress defining the new Great Seal of the US. What do the colors now represent?
Born on a day like today
Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist who first identified what is today called Alzheimer's Disease. He observed the disease in a patient he saw in 1901, and he published his findings after a postmortem examination of her brain in 1906. What progress has been made in the treatment of this degenerative disease since its discovery?