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On this day: May 15

POSTED: 10:56 AM PDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 14, 2013 

Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.

OTD May 15 - Nylons
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DuPont

1940: Nylon stockings go on general sale for the first time in the United States after first becoming available to employees at DuPont's Wilmington, Del., nylon factory the previous year. Four million pairs were sold in the first several hours.

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