March 31, 2024 at 1:05 a.m.
Today In History

Today In History – March 31



Today in History in 1685 composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach Germany; in 1889 the Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris to commemorate the French Revolution; and in 1965 the U.S. ordered the first combat troops to Vietnam.

History archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

HISTORICAL EVENTS

1146 - Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.

1492 - Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand of Aragon issue Alhambra Decree expelling Jews from Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon

1547 - Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France

1657 - English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines

1880 - 1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN)

1889 - 300m high Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris to commemorate the French Revolution

1920 - British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law

1959 - Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India

1965 - US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam

1967 - 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

1968 - LBJ announces he will not seek re-election



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