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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel celebrates his 179th birthday on December 15, seems so long ago and yet the mighty tower symbolically stands there so fresh. Louis Pasteur turns 180 on Decembert 27. And Americans Emily Dickinson, 181 today and Ada Lovelace, 197, the enchantress of numbers, are to be included in this Monday blog-of-the day.