National Ferris Wheel Day - 2022-02-14
What is National Ferris Wheel Day?
On February 14, 1859, Ferris was born. He wanted to build a monument that would rival the Eiffel Tower. The Ferris wheel was originally called the “observation wheel” because it was meant to provide a bird’s eye view of the entire city. Actually, it took over a month and a half to finish the project after the fair started. The original Ferris wheel of 1893 weighed 2,079,884 pounds and could carry up to 2,160 people at a time. If each passenger weighed 140 pounds, the wheel carried a total weight of 2,382,244 pounds or 1,191 tons. It was destroyed with dynamite in 1906 for scrap metal. But the idea lives on. Today, there are hundreds of mini versions around the world.
When is National Ferris Wheel Day?
February 14th is the annual observance of National Ferris Wheel Day.
History of National Ferris Wheel Day
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