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Turkey starts to build world's longest suspension bridge

The Çanakkale 1915 Bridge is a suspension bridge under construction situated at the western end of the Sea of Marmara between Gelibolu and Lapseki towns. The bridge will have a total length of 12,694 ft, and its towers will be erected in the water. It will be the longest suspension bridge in the world.

A West End production of 'Blithe Spirit' opens

Blithe Spirit is a comic play written by Noël Coward, about novelist Charles Condomine who ends up being haunted by the ghost of his 1st wife. Its 2014 West End production opened at the Gielgud Theatre. The play ran there until June and starred Charles Edwards, Janie Dee, Jemima Rooper, Angela Lansbury and Simon Jones.

'Once' opens on Broadway

Once is a musical based on the movie of the same name by John Carney. The Broadway production opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. It was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won 8, including Tony Award for Best Musical. In addition, it won the Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical for 2011-12.

'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown is published

The Da Vinci Code is a novel following symbologist Robert Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu. The novel explores an alternative religious history and has been translated into 44 languages. In 2006, a movie adaptation of the novel was released by Columbia Pictures.

The largest art theft in US history

At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, two men stole 13 works of art. Among the stolen works was The Concert, one of only 34 known works by Vermeer. The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Rembrandt's only known seascape, was also stolen. Degas, Manet, and Flinck by Rembrandt were stolen too.

Arnold Schoenberg's 'Verklärte Nacht' premieres in Vienna

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4, is a string sextet in one movement composed by Arnold Schoenberg. It is considered his earliest significant work, and it was composed in just 3 weeks. The work was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name.

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