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(The Latin word for “shade” or “shadow” is umbra).

Umbrellas have always been a part of human history, though in ancient times
they were used only by the nobility and by the rich. In many cultures,
umbrellas were used as part of religious ceremonies and rituals.

Fashion Accessory

In the 18th century, umbrellas became a popular women’s fashion accessory
and by the end of the 19th century, umbrellas had become a household item.

It is thought that Englishman Jonas Hanway was the first male Londoner to
carry an umbrella and that he was responsible for the popularity of umbrellas
as an accessory among men in Europe and elsewhere.

More Practical

Today, with advances in technology, umbrellas have become smaller, lighter,
easier to carry and more resilient to wind and strong rain.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (seated) for the Soviet KGB spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel (right) being held by the U.S. 

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Francis Gary Powers and a U2 recon aircraft .

The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap
The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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