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Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Learn the history behind the drama in these featured programs:
Dining at Downton: A Trial by Fork and Life In Service at Downton Abbey

 
 

Random History

On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveiled a daring two-piece swimsuit at a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week.

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