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1284: Peter­house Col­lege, Cam­bridge, was founded. 1732: Aus­trian com­poser Franz Joseph Haydn was born. He went on to com­pose 104 sym­phonies and nu­mer­ous cham­ber and vo­cal works. 1837: English land­scape painter John Con­sta­ble, who painted The Hay Wain, died. 1855: Char­lotte Bronte, el­dest of the Bronte sis­ters and au­thor of Jane Eyre, died. 1889: The 985ft- high Eif­fel Tower, cost­ing £ 260,000, was of­fi­cially opened by French premier Pierre Ti­rard. 1939: Bri­tain and France pledged to sup­port Poland against any ag­gres­sion from Hitler’s Ger­many. 1959: The Dalai Lama was granted po­lit­i­cal asy­lum in In­dia, hav­ing ar­rived in the coun­try flee­ing Chi­nese re­pres­sion of an up­ris­ing in Ti­bet. 1973: Red Rum won the Grand Na­tional in record time - nine min­utes 1.9 sec­onds. 1980: Jesse Owens, win­ner of four Olympic golds in Ber­lin in 1936, died.

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