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Chanel builds an Eiffel Tower at the Grand Palais

The set was typically impressive: a recreation of the Eiffel Tower built within the Grand Palais. Guests sat on metal chairs and were dwarfed by the structure; the tower’s curlicues and lattices echoed the iron spokes and glasswork of the cavernous hallway.

Iris Van Herpen's cymatics collection

The study of cymatics was the starting point of Iris van Herpen’s new couture collection. Van Herpen didn’t use actual sounds or compositions to create her plissé dresses, she clarified backstage; rather, known patterns, easily Googled, informed the manner in which she pleated her creations.

UNESCO grants World Heritage Status to vineyards in Champagne, France

France’s region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted “world heritage status” by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country’s drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy.

That ‘70s Show stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis marry

Kutcher began dating his former That '70s Show co-star Mila Kunis during the first half of 2012. After they became engaged, she gave birth to their daughter Wyatt. Kunis married Kutcher in July 2015 and gave birth to a son named Dimitri Portwood a year later.

Physicists at LHC announce the discovery of Higgs boson

The existence of the boson was first suggested in 1960s. It is the force carrier in so called Higgs field, a fundamental field of crucial importance to particle physics theory. The question of the existence of the Higgs field and Higgs boson was the last unverified part of the Standard Model of particle physics.

Hilton hotels are sold to Blackstone for $26bn

Blackstone acquired the premium hotel operator for approximately $26 billion, representing a 25% premium to Hilton's all-time high stock price. The Hilton deal is often referred to as the deal that marked the "high water mark" and the beginning of the end of the multi-year boom in leveraged buyouts.

2004

Greece win the European Championships

It was the first time in a major international tournament where both finalists had also played in the opening game of the tournament. Greece won the final 1–0, defying odds of 80–1 from the beginning of the tournament, with Angelos Charisteas scoring the winning goal in the 57th minute.

The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid

The symbolic cornerstone of One World Trade Center was laid in a ceremony. The stone had an inscription supposedly written by Arthur J. Finkelstein. However, construction was delayed until 2006 due to disputes over money, security, and design.

Victoria Adams marries David Beckham

The wedding attracted much media coverage. Beckham's teammate, Gary Neville, was the best man, and the couple's four-month-old son Brooklyn was the ring bearer. Most of the media were kept away from the ceremony as an exclusive deal with OK! magazine had been arranged.

Mars Pathfinder lands

The probe consisted of a lander and a robotic rover named Sojourner. It was the first rover outside of the Earth–Moon system. Although planned to last only for one week, Sojourner was active for 83 Martian days. The mission analyzed Martian atmosphere, climate, geology and the composition of its rocks and soil.

1977

Manchester United sacks manager Tommy Docherty

Thomas Henderson Docherty is a Scottish former football player and manager. Docherty played for several clubs, most notably Preston North End, and represented Scotland between 1951 and 1959. Docherty was having an affair with the wife of the club's physiotherapist, and he was immediately fired, replaced by Queens Park Rangers' manager Dave Sexton.

Israelis rescue 248 Entebbe hostages

The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes. Of the 106 remaining hostages, 102 were rescued and three were killed. The other hostage was in a hospital and was later killed. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, unit commander Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed.

Beach Boys start a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart

"I Get Around" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for American rock band the Beach Boys. It was released as a single together with "Don't Worry Baby" as its B-side and became the group's first number-one charting song in the United States. In the UK, it charted at number seven and was the band's first top ten single there.

The Everly Brothers hold the UK #1 position

"All I Have to Do Is Dream" is a song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by Boudleaux Bryant of the husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. It was the only single ever to beat No. 1 on all of the Billboard singles charts simultaneously.

U.K. ends post-war restrictions on sale of food

Although rationing formally ended in 1954, cheese production remained depressed for decades afterward. During rationing, most milk in Britain was used to make one kind of cheese, nicknamed Government Cheddar. This wiped out nearly all other cheese production in the country, and some indigenous varieties of cheese almost disappeared.

1954

The Miracle of Bern takes place

The final is often listed as one of the greatest matches in World Cup history, and also one of its most unexpected upsets. The win earned Germany its first of thus far four World Cup titles and is known as the Miracle of Bern.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie dies of radiation poisoning

Curie died at the Sancellemoz Sanatorium in Passy, Haute-Savoie, from aplastic anemia believed to have been contracted from her long-term exposure to radiation. The damaging effects of ionizing radiation were not known at the time of her work, which had been carried out without the safety measures later developed.

Petrograd comes under machine gun fire

The July Days were a period of unrest in Petrograd, Russia. It was characterised by spontaneous armed demonstrates by soldiers, sailors, and industrial workers engaged against the Russian Provisional Government. The demonstrations were angrier and more violent than those during the February Revolution months earlier.

Statue of Liberty is presented to the US in Paris

The completed statue was formally presented to Ambassador Morton at a ceremony in Paris and de Lesseps announced that the French government had agreed to pay for its transport to New York. The statue remained intact in Paris pending sufficient progress on the pedestal. Consequentially, the statue was disassembled and crated for its ocean voyage.

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states, no longer under British rule.

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