Friday 31 March 1995
Births: Ren Descartes, philosopher, 1596; Andrew Marvell, poet, pamphleteer and politician, 1621; Franz Joseph Haydn, composer, 1732. Deaths: John Donne, poet, 1631; John Constable, painter, 1837; Charlotte Bront, novelist, 1855; Jesse Owens (James Cleveland), athlete, 1980; Enid Bagnold (Lady Jones), novelist, 1981. On this day: in Paris, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated, 1889; the Church in Wales was disestablished, 1920; Hampton Court Palace was badly damaged by fire, 1986. Today is the Feast Day of St Acacius or Achatius, St Balbina, St Benjamin and St Guy of Pomposa.
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- 2 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Cee Lo Green: 'It's only rape if the victim is conscious'
- 5 Jennifer Lawrence 'naked sex video' will be leaked next, threatens 4Chan celebrity photo hacker
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Steven Sotloff 'beheading': British captive shown in Isis video which claims to show death of second US journalist
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
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Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
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