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Sunday, March 31st, 1889 was a great day for Gustave Eiffel.

Wouldn't it be great to go back in time and look at Gustave Eiffel's scheduele and see: 1:30 PM- reveal to the world the tallest building ever. Walk up to the 3rd floor to a 21-gun salute and raise the French flag for the Inaguration Day.
Well, it's true.  On March 1st, 1889 Gustave Eiffel unveiled the Eiffel Tower.  

The Eiffel Tower's epic history recounted for its hundredth birthday. To celebrate the Tower's hundredth birthday in 1989, a huge festival retracing its first century of life was created. The 100 individual panels it contains are drawn and captioned in the way newspapers were in Gustave Eiffel's time and are exhibited throughout the monument.

One hundred years of historic and scientific events, famous visitors, anecdotes and incredible stories involving the Eiffel Tower are now made public in the dates to remember. The panels are provided by the OTIS Company, whose history remains closely tied to the Eiffel Tower's. The panels are numbered and can be found on the various levels and staircases of the tower. Though they are displayed in treasure hunt style on the tower itself, they are presented in chronological order here for clarity's sake.


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On the day this page was typed, the Eiffel Tower was closed due to poor weather conditions. -March 3rd, 2005