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This is a 1850s photograph of Levi Strauss, who originated the denim blue jeans that bear his first name. Strauss emigrated from Bavaria with his family to New York City in 1847. In 1953 he built a clothing factory in San Francisco, supplying tough denim wear for miners. (AP Photo)

This Week in History: May 20-24

May 24, 2013

By Claudine Zap

Levi's jeans get a patent, infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde are killed, and the Brooklyn Bridge opens to the public. Plus, an epic movie makes its debut. See what happened this week in history.