Lots happening this day …

The Yale lock was patented this date in 1851.





The Paris Exposition opened this date in 1889 with the just completed Eifel Tower.






This date in 1937, the dirigible Hindenburg exploded into flames at Lakehurst, N.J.




This is National Nurses’ Day



The Eiffel Tower…


The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.


The tower is 1,063 ft. tall, about the same height as an 81-story building, and is the tallest structure in Paris. (from Wikipedia)