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.