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TODAY IN HISTORY - 31 MARCH


• 1146 – French abbot Bernard of Clairvaux preached a sermon to a crowd at V├ęzelay, with King Louis VII in attendance, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade.


• 1822 – Greek War of Independence: Ottoman troops began the massacre of over 20,000 Greeks on the island of Chios.

• 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.


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• 1942 – Second World War: Because of a mutiny by Indian soldiers against their British officers, Japanese troops captured Christmas Island without any resistance.





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