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14/02/1859 American engineer George Ferris is born

He invented the giant observation wheel for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. It was created to rival the Eiffel Tower, which had been built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Ferris financed the wheel from his own money. He came on the edge of bankruptcy and committed suicide.

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  • George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. 

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