31 March 2013

Timeline March 31

March 31
1596  Rene Descartes, French mathematician, scientist and philosopher, was born.
1685  Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer, was born.
1732  Franz Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer of the classical period, was born.
1837  John Constable, English painter, died.
1889  French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower to mark its completion.
1890  William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist & Nobel laureate, was born.
1928  Gordie Howe, Hockey Hall of Famer, was born.
1948  Al Gore, former US VP and Nobel Prize winner, was born.
1949  The Dominion of Newfoundland joined the Canadian Confederation and became the 10th Province of Canada.

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