FC: Levi Strauss
1: Levi Strauss was the first to patent and manufacture blue jeans.
2: At age 18, Levi took a boat to the U.S.A.
3: Levi became a U.S citizen in January 1853.
4: His father started a dry goods business in NYC.
5: Levi started another dry goods business in San Francisco
6: In late 1870 Jacob Davis and Levi designed jeans with metal rivets at points of strain for strength.
7: Levi patented his design for using metal rivets on May 20, 1873.
8: Levi called his business Levi Strauss & Co and began selling his jeans.
9: Levi died September 26, 1902 (age 73). He left his business to some of his family members.
10: Levi founded one of the leading apparel manufacturers today.
11: Levi was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame in 1994.