The Eiffel Tower opened to the public in 1889. The Hindenburg erupted into flames as it attempted to dock in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937. Thirty-six people were killed. The Channel Tunnel opened in 1994.
Born today: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), Orson Welles (1915-1985), Graeme Souness (1953) and George Clooney (1961).