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In France, the Paris Industrial Exhibition opens with items from forty-two countries on show.

Palace of the 1867 Paris Industrial Exhibition, Paris, France, artist's impression, detail.
04/01/1867

The great Paris International Exposition opened in the French capital on this day.  It contained items from forty-two countries from around the world with more than fifty thousand individual exhibitors. Housed in a massive purpose built iron-framed structure that ran five hundred yards across Paris' military parade ground, the Champs de Mars, and with four times the display space of the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, the exposition attracted almost ten million people before it closed on November 3, 1867.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

Ross King, The Judgement of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that gave the World Impression (Toronto, Canada: Random House, 2006), Chapter 20.
"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 43-44.

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