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National Paperclip Day is celebrated each year on May 29. Yes, even the paperclip has it's own day of honor. Today is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps keep us organized.

However there are much earlier claims to invention of the paperclip, according to the Early Office Museum, the first patent for a "bent wire paper clip" was presented to Samuel B. Fay in the United States in 1867. The original intention of Fay's clip was to attach tickets to fabric, however the patent recognized that it could also be used to attach papers together.

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