FRANCE: Lightning

Lightning struck the Eiffel Tower in Paris and severed one of the six 1,200-foot wires which stretch from the top of the great tower (984 feet high, built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and completed in 1889) to serve in receiving and transmitting wireless messages. The cable broke at the top of the huge edifice and in crashing to the ground was buried deeply in the earth.

This is the first time in many years that receiving stations in Europe failed to get the usual evening call from Paris. Repair work was rapidly pushed forward and the tower is now functioning once...

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