Month: March 2019

Gustave Eiffel’s Lattice of Love

BOn this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, the press and 200 construction workers. To honor of the centenary of the French Revolution, the French government planned […]

The shooting of the President

On this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, DC, as they were leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Hinckley’s motivation for the attack was to impress actress Jodie Foster, who had played the role of a child prostitute in […]