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What is the history of Paris, France?

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"Paris, (Fr. pron. påree'; Ger. pron, pá-riss', 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


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  • News 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

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

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 18, 1868

  • News 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.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869

  • 1869 - Closed on Sundays
    The milliners and clothiers of Paris have agreed to close their shops on Sundays.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869

  • News 1887 - July 1 – Construction of the iron structure of the Eiffel Tower starts in Paris, France

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    July 1, 1887

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

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    October 10, 1893

  • News 1895 - December 28 – Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris.

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    December 28, 1895

  • News 1900 - April 14 – The Paris World Exhibition opens.

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    April 14, 1900

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    Paris - Les Grands Boulevards (1900)
  • News 1911 - August 22 – The theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered in the Louvre.

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    August 22, 1911



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