While Levi and Joseph Strauss are not directly related, both made major impacts on American history. Who knew both of their legacies were tied to the month of May.
On May 20th, 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis obtained a patent for their well known article of clothing. Blue jeans were officially invented in May and have clearly stood the test of time.
On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge was officially opened. Later, the American Society of Civil Engineers declared it one of the Wonders of the Modern World. This undeniable masterpiece was designed by engineer Joseph Strauss in 1917.