The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the final blast of the Gamboa dike on 10th of October 1913. What canal was officially opened on the 5th of August the following year?

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The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson triggered the final blast of the Gamboa dike on 10th of October 1913. What canal was officially opened on the 5th of August the following year? Panama Canal

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The first attempt to construct the Panama Canal began in 1880 under French leadership. This attempt failed and 21,900 workers died. The project was taken over and completed by the United States in the early 1900s. Additional 5,600 workers died. The building was one of the largest and most difficult engineering tasks ever performed. Since its opening in 1914, the canal has been a huge success.



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