On this day March 31-Apr 6, 2024 (week 14) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day March 31-Apr 6, 2024 (week 14)

March 31, 2024 - April 6, 2024 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week. This week features the Eiffel Tower, the Inuit people of Canada, the neon signs of London’s Piccadilly Circus, actor Marlon Brando, Finland joining NATO, the French Revolutionary Tribunal and the Swedish band ABBA

March 31, 1889: The Eiffel Tower, built by the engineer Gustave Eiffel, was inaugurated in Paris, France. At 324m (1,063ft), it was the world’s tallest man-made structure

April 1, 1999: A new territory, Nunavut, “our land”, was created in Canada to provide autonomy for the Inuit people. It comprises most of the Canadian Arctic archipelago

April 2, 1949: Years of post-war gloom ended as neon signs were lit up again in London’s Piccadilly Circus, 10 years after they were banned at the start of World War II

April 3, 1924: Marlon Brando, Oscar-winning U.S. movie actor whose best known films included The Wild One (above), On the Waterfront, and The Godfather, was born

April 4, 2023: Finland was welcomed into NATO, doubling the length of the alliance’s borders with Russia. It applied to join the group after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

April 5, 1794: Georges Jacques Danton, who set up the French Revolutionary Tribunal, became one of the victims of the Terror himself when he was guillotined for treason

April 6, 1974: The Swedish band ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with the pop classic Waterloo, which was later voted the best song in the contest’s history

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PUBLISHED: 11/03/2024; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom
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