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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 15

2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #16

Happy 65th birthday to Tigers manager Jim Leyland.

Aleandre Gustave Eiffel was born in Dijon, France on this date in 1832. He is of course known for the tower that bears his name.

"Can one think that because we are engineers, beauty does not preoccupy us or that we do not try to build beautiful, as well as solid and long lasting structures? Aren't the genuine functions of strength always in keeping with unwritten conditions of harmony? ... Besides, there is an attraction, a special charm in the colossal to which ordinary theories of art do not apply."

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