WORLD'S TALLEST TOWER, TOKYO SKYTREE, OPENS
- Approximately twice the height of the Eiffel Tower, the 634-meter, ¥65 billion (US$806 million) Tokyo Skytree opened to the public on Tuesday.
Tickets to climb the Tokyo Skytree are hard to come by -- individual tickets are sold out through mid-July, leaving visitors keen to ride up the capital's newest landmark waiting until summer at least.
Alternatively, for those wanting their own vantage points of the Tokyo Skytree, here's our guide to getting a classic photo of the structure.
With gray skies and rain across Tokyo on Tuesday, it might be best to wait awhile anyway -- local TV news spent much of the morning rolling shots of the first Skytree visitors getting little but cloud for their money.
- 1864 Turkish forces attack Sassoon (Western Armenia), but retreat because of Armenian resistance.
- 1907 Birth of composer Goorgen Alemshah. He died in 1947.
- 1918 Start of the four-day battle of Sardarapat at the end of which the Armenian forces defeated the Turkish Army.
- 1919 The Publication of Constantinople's Extraordinary Military Tribunal's decision on the perpetrators of the deportation of Trabizond's Armenians.
- 1924 Birth of Charles Aznavour (singer).