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Today in Heritage History, 1902, the Opera The Hunchback of Notre Dame premieres in Monte Carlo. Historians believe that the story continued through 1483 following the death of Quasimodo. After word of his death reached his brother Fonzimodo, he traveled approximately a thousand miles through the Carpathian Alps to Paris and took it upon himself to assume the bell-ringing duties of his brother. Arriving in the middle of the night, he assumed his new duties anonymously as delighted Parisians gleamed to once again hear the bells of Notre Dame. Their pleasure was short-lived. In the dark and unfamiliar with the bell tower, Fonzimodo fell from the tower to his death. City residents gathered to acknowledge that they did even not know who the stranger was but most agreed that he was, ” a dead-ringer for Quasimodo”.

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