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1883

Brooklyn Bridge opens

After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland. Designed b... Read more >

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1966

Eric Cantona's birthday

Apparently My True Love Gives Them Every Christmas

If you like your footballers French, feisty and full of philosophy, you almost certainly have a soft spot for Eric Cantona, who was born on this day in 1966. Perhaps his unique worldview is due to the fact that he was BORN IN A CAVE. Yes, his family home was a cave in the Marseille landscape.

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