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Friday, December 15, 2006

This Day In History: The Origin of Nylon Stockings


Art © Brian Bolland; Zatanna © DC Comics
On this day in 1939, nylon yarn was sold to hosiery mills to make women's stockings; marking the first use of commercial yarn for apparel. The product of DuPont enabled a record number of ladies' hose to go on sale for the first time in May, 1940. link


Art © Bruce Timm; Black Canary © DC Comics