March 31, 1889 - Eiffel Tower was completed

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2008 20:08 hrs

Today is Monday, March 31, the 91st day of 2008. There are 275 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

On March 31, 1889, French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion.

On this date

  • In 1880, Wabash became the first town in the world to be illuminated by electrical lighting.

  • In 1917, the US took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.

    Thought for Today: ''The world is a funny paper read backwards. And that way it isn't so funny.'' _ Tennessee Williams, American playwright (1911-1983).

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