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On this day: July 5

POSTED: 5:38 PM Jun 27 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 05 2015

History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.

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2012: The Shard in London, England, is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 1,020 feet over 87 stories.

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