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Kelli O'Hara makes her Metropolitan Opera debut

Kelli Christine O'Hara is an American actress and singer. She has appeared on Broadway and Off-Broadway in many musicals since making her Broadway debut as a replacement in Jekyll & Hyde in 2000. She has also acted on television, film and opera, appearing with The Metropolitan Opera.

The official opening of Taipei 101

The construction of the Taipei 101 started in 1999 and finished 5 years later. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening and was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition.

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is born

Diane von Fürstenberg is best known for her iconic wrap dress. Her luxury brand is available in over 70 countries. Since 2006, she is president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In 2014, she was listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

The Manhattan Bridge opens to traffic

The Manhattan Bridge designed by Leon Moisseiff is a suspension bridge, which crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan at Canal Street with Downtown Brooklyn at the Flatbush Avenue Extension. Its main span is 1,470 ft long, with the suspension cables being 3,224 ft long.

French impressionist painter Henri Matisse is born

Henri Matisse was known for both his use of color and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Along with Pablo Picasso, Matisse helped to define and influence radical contemporary art in the 20th century. His famous works include Woman with a Hat, The Joy of Life or Nu bleu.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1943

John Denver

born 1959

Val Kilmer

born 1943

Ben Kingsley