|This year in history|
In the year
|The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City. it is one of the most famous and visited museums in the world.
|Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important painters of the late 19th and early 20th century.
|A huge fire destroyed approximately 800 buildings in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It has since been known as the Great Boston Fire of 1872.
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