Milan International (1906)
|EXPO Milan 1906|
Expo's poster with railwaymen watching Milan from the Simplon Tunnel's portal
|Name||Esposizione Internazionale del Sempione|
|Area||250 hectares (620 acres)|
|Opening||28 April 1906|
|Closure||31 October 1906|
|Previous||Liège International (1905) in Liège|
|Next||Brussels International 1910 in Brussels|
The Milan International was a world's fair held in Milan in 1906 titled L'Esposizione Internazionale del Sempione, or sometimes The Great Expo of Work. It received 4 012 776 visits and covered 250 acres.
The fair opened on 28 April 1906, ran until 31 October and marked the opening of the Simplon Tunnel. The fair was held in Sempione Park and Piazza d'Armi', with the first location hosting fine arts displays and the latter industrial and engineering exhibits, along with the foreign pavilions. Countries contributing included many from Western Europe, China, Japan, Turkey, United States, Canada and several South American countries shared a pavilion.
The International Commission on Occupational Health was founded at the Milan International and is still active; and the Milan aquarium was built, and is still standing.
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