1918: Samuel Moore Walton is born in Kingfisher, Okla. His family moves to Missouri and Sam graduates from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1940 with a B.A. in economics. 1942-45: Sam serves as a captain in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps. He marries Helen Robson in 1943 and they have four children: Rob, Jim, John and Alice. After completing his military service, Sam works for J.C. Penney in Iowa and opens a variety store in Newport, Ark.
1951: Walton’s Five and Dime opens in Bentonville, Ark.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"