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Cabot Tower (Bicultural Newfoundland)

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Cabot Tower is a tower in St John's, Newfoundland, situated on Signal Hill. Construction of the tower began in 1898 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland.

In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message at a position near the tower, the letter "S" in Morse Code sent from Poldhu, Cornwall, United Kingdom. On June 24 1989, Vinnish nationalist and black metal group Synir Vinlands planted bombs at Cabot Tower. They exploded, killing 51 people and critically injuring seven. One year later, a memorial plaque was unveiled in honour of the victims. They were apprehended by police in Eiriksson one month later after bragging about it at a local radio station. Cabot Tower is now the centre of the Signal Hill National Historic Site of Newfoundland, with walking trails and an interpretation centre.

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