Thursday, 31 March 2016

On This Day 31st of March


Hi Everyone,

Today was an interesting day in history. Whether it's the opening of the Eiffel Tower, or the death of Issac Newton, there's plenty to look at in today's edition of On This Day!

Richard Mills

HISTORY
 
1504- France and Spain sign a ceasefire

1547- Henry II succeeds Francois I to be King of France

1657- English Parliament offers Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell, the crown, but he declines

1814- Paris is captured by forces allied against Napoleon

1889- 300m Eiffel Tower, the tallest man-made structure for 41 years, is officially opened

1918- US has its first daylight savings time

1933- Hitler Takes power from the German Republic

1939- Britain and France support Poland, and agree to fight for them if Germany invades.

1968- 36th US president Lyndon B. Johnson announces he will not try at the next election

19850- First WWE Wrestle mania held in New York

1989- Donald Trump buys Eastern’s Northeast Shuttle

1991- Albania gives first multi-party election for 50 years

BIRTHDAYS

1360- Philippa of Lancaster, the Queen of Portugal is born

1425- Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan

1499- Pius IV (Gianangelo de’ Medici)

1519- Henry II, King of France

1948- Al Gore (American Vice President)
 
DEATHS

1340- Ivan I of Moscow, Prince of Moscow & Grand Prince of Vladimir

1547- Francis I, King of France

1727- Isaac Newton (died in London)

1837- John Constable (English Painter)