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On This Day — 30 August

Posted on: Fri 30 Aug 2019

On this day in 1993, the French symbol Eiffel Tower received its 150 millionth visitor, the Parisian Jacqueline Martinez. The airport security guard Martinez celebrated the milestone by winning a new car, listening to the tune ‘Tour Eiffel’ played by a local band and receiving a bouquet of flowers from the Tower officials.

“I’ve already been here several times, but it’s the first time I’ve been with my family,” she said.



Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image source: Eric Chan from Hollywood, United States (CC BY 2.0 Generic) 


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