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The Bussoon Harmonica was the predecessor to todays Accordion. This rare musical instrument was made in Paris, France and was used in Virginia City well over a Hundred years ago.

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1710 - January 1 - Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

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January 1, 1710
1868 - Of twenty thousand children annually sent out of Paris in charge of hired nurses, not less than fifteen thousand perish.

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April 18, 1868
1869 - Free Legal Advice
An association has been formed in Paris to give legal advice gratuitously to all who have been wronged by the French police.
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1869 - Closed on Sundays
The milliners and clothiers of Paris have agreed to close their shops on Sundays.
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June 19, 1869
1887 - July 1 – Construction of the iron structure of the Eiffel Tower starts in Paris, France

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July 1, 1887
On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened to the public. The tower was built as an entrance arch for the 1889 World’s Fair.

1893 - October 10 – The first car number plates appear in Paris, France.

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October 10, 1893
1895 - Paris
Paris, the metropolis of the French Republic, the great centre of European civilization and learning, and, after London, the most populous city in Christendom, is situated on both banks of the river Seine, 111 miles from its mouth, and 212 miles S.E. of London. Lat. of the Observatory, 48° 50' 12" N.; Lon. 2° 20' 22" E. Mean temperature of the year, 51.3° Fahr., winter, 37.8°; summer, 64.5°. Mean annual fall of rain, 25 inches; average number of rainy days, 105; days on which snow falls, 12. Paris is one of the greatest, most beautiful, richest, and most industrious cities of the world...
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1895 - December 28 – Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris.

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December 28, 1895


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1900 - April 14 – The Paris World Exhibition opens.

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1911 - August 22 – The theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered in the Louvre.

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August 22, 1911
2023 - Paris, often referred to as the "City of Light," is a stunning destination with a rich history, iconic landmarks, and a vibrant culture. There's an abundance of places to visit and things to do in this beautiful city. Here's a list:
1. Eiffel Tower: No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower. You can take an elevator ride to the top for breathtaking panoramic views of the city, especially at sunset.

2. Louvre Museum: Explore the world-famous Louvre Museum, home to thousands of art treasures, including the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and countless others. It's a must-visit for art and history enthusiasts.

3. Notre-Dame Cathedral: Admire the stunning architecture of Notre-Dame Cathedral, known for its Gothic design and beautiful stained glass windows. You can also climb to the top for great views of the city.

4. Montmartre: Wander through the charming neighborhood of Montmartre, known for its artistic heritage and the iconic white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Don't forget to stroll through Place du Tertre, where artists display their work.

5. Seine River Cruise: Take a romantic cruise on the Seine River, which offers a unique perspective of Paris and its landmarks,... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Paris, France

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