Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge, FDR founds the March of Dimes, Apple Computer is incorporated, and Gen. Manuel Noriega surrenders, all on this day.
1956: A fire breaks out at the top part of the Eiffel Tower, severely damaging the structure's summit and creating a cloud of black smoke visible from much of Paris. The cause of the fire, limited to an area of the tower containing radio and television installations, turned out to be electrical. Firefighters had to climb the 984-foot tower on foot to battle the flames.
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