Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy birthday old girl!

She was inaugurated on March 31, 1889.

What else happened in 1889?

In January Coca Cola Company was incorporated in Atlanta (it was a different name back then).
In February the Dakotas, Montana and Washington were admitted into the union.
Just two weeks before Dame Eiffel was inaugurated, a German by the name of van Zeppelin patented his "navigable balloon".
In April the George Washington Bridge linking NJ and NYC opened.
In May, Bayer Aspirin was introduced.
In June the Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.
In July the WSJ began publishing.
In August the first ship-to-shore wireless message received in the US.
In September Nintendo company was founded.  It made playing cards.
In October the Moulin Rouge opened in Paris.
In November was the debut of the first jukebox (in San Francisco).
In December a Gilbert & Sullivan play opened in London.


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, how could I have forgotten the dear girl's birthday!! You are simply wonderful and merci mille fois!


FrenchTwistDC said...

My alma mater, McGill University also celebrates its birthday March 31st!

Jacqueline said...

I love la tour Eiffel! Did you take this wonderful photo?

Elizabeth said...

Yep, all photos are taken by moi. Thank you!

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