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March 28, 1917: Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities.


March 29, 1936: Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates.


March 30, 1942: SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki concentration camp.


March 31, 1889: Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years.


April 1, 1974: Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran


April 2, 1513: Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida.


April 3, 1860: Pony Express began between St Joseph, Missouri & Sacramento, California



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