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May 11, 1990 | United Press International
The French high-speed train has broken its own world speed record, reaching 317 m.p.h. on a run between Courtalain and Tours in central France, officials said Thursday. The previous record was set Dec. 5, when the Train a Grande Vitesse reached 289.40 m.p.h. on the same run. The train runs at 175 m.p.h. in commercial service. Until last December, the train world speed record of 243.60 m.p.h. was held by the West German ICE prototype, which has yet to enter commercial service.
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May 11, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rising from the heart of Paris, the underground metro A4 line breaks into sunlight just west of Vincennes, as the urban sprawl gives way to green soccer fields and small villages. In short order, a billboard featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse appears among hamburger and clothing advertisements, the first clue to what lies at the end of the line.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rising from the heart of Paris, the underground metro A4 line breaks into sunlight just west of Vincennes, as the urban sprawl gives way to green soccer fields and small villages. In short order, a billboard featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse appears among hamburger and clothing advertisements, the first clue to what lies at the end of the line.
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May 11, 1990 | United Press International
The French high-speed train has broken its own world speed record, reaching 317 m.p.h. on a run between Courtalain and Tours in central France, officials said Thursday. The previous record was set Dec. 5, when the Train a Grande Vitesse reached 289.40 m.p.h. on the same run. The train runs at 175 m.p.h. in commercial service. Until last December, the train world speed record of 243.60 m.p.h. was held by the West German ICE prototype, which has yet to enter commercial service.
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July 13, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Two hundred years ago this Friday, a mob of Parisians that included wine merchants, cabinet makers, a brewer, a laundress and an 8-year-old boy sparked the French Revolution by storming the Bastille Prison. Today, the site is marked for eternity by a plaque above La Divine pizzeria in the Place de la Bastille: "Seized by the people on July 14, 1789, and demolished the same year."
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July 13, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Two hundred years ago this Friday, a mob of Parisians that included wine merchants, cabinet makers, a brewer, a laundress and an 8-year-old boy sparked the French Revolution by storming the Bastille Prison. Today, the site is marked for eternity by a plaque above La Divine pizzeria in the Place de la Bastille: "Seized by the people on July 14, 1789, and demolished the same year."
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