2009- Construction began on the Shard, a 95-storey skyscraper in London, England.
This Day in History
1952- Construction begins on the research submarine the USS Albacore (AGSS-569)
1908- American aeronautical engineer, Edward Heinemann is born.
1912- Canadian Eugène-Etienne Taché, designer of the Parliament Building, dies.
1997- Ground breaks on the construction of the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors, in Ontario, Canada.
1904- The north tunnel under the Hudson River, connecting New Jersey and New York is completed after 30 years of drilling.
1996- The Storm Surge Barrier New Waterway in Holland opens.
2000- The London Eye opened.
1930- Explosions at the New Peerless coal mine result in the death of five miners.
1931- The Parliament House opens after approximately 5 years of construction in Helsinki, Finland.