On this day: March 31

Posted: 2:33 PM EDT Mar 27, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Mar 31, 2016

The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.

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2014: The High Roller opens on the Las Vegas Strip as the world's tallest Ferris wheel. The 550-foot tall attraction is 9 feet taller than its predecessor, the 541-foot Singapore Flyer, which held the record since it opened in 2008.

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