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July 5
In 1811, Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
In 1946, the bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Model Micheline Bernardini wore the abbreviated two-piece outfit, which was covered with a newspaper-print design. The bikini was named for the Pacific atoll that was the site of a U.S. atomic test explosion four days earlier.
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