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History of the Eiffel Tower

Built in 1889 and named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution.

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First Guillotine Execution

Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier was sentenced to death for robbery and murder, became the first person to be executed by the guillotine. On April 25, 1792, Pelletier was taken to a plaza outside of the Hotel de Ville and was executed.

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