Saturday, June 28, 2014

National Sunglass Day--Today

"June 27 of each year celebrates National Sunglasses Day," announces National Day Calendar website. The website came up with a variety of facts about sunglasses. Here are a few.
  • Early Twentieth Century Americans sometimes called sunglasses sun cheaters. Today, the term is shades.
  • Sunglasses weren't considered fashion accessories until after the 1940s.
  • Nine centuries ago, the Chinese made sunglasses using smoky quartz.
  • Sam Foster (yes of Foster Grant) started mass-producing sunglasses in 1929.
  • Polarized sunglasses were used in sunglasses as early as 1936.
Read more about sunglasses and the holiday.

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