On this day: July 5

POSTED: 2:38 PM PDT June 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT July 4, 2015 

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

OTD July 5 - The Shard
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Mario Riberto Duran Ortiz/Wikimedia Commons

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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