31 March It Happened Today

1732  Birth of Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn.

1811  Birth of German physicist Robert Bunsen, inventor of the Bunsen burner.

1855  Death of English novelist Charlotte Bronte.

1889  The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

1934  American bank robber John Dillinger escapes from police custody.

1948  Birth of former US Vice-President Al Gore.



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