On this day: July 5

POSTED: 03:38 PM MDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT Jul 05, 2013 

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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