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What Happened on March 31st This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Start of the 2018 Armenian revolution.
2004 Iraq War in Anbar Province: In Fallujah, Iraq, four American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed.
1998 Netscape releases Mozilla source code under an open source license.
1995 Selena is murdered by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas.
1995 TAROM Flight 371, an Airbus A310-300, crashes near Balotesti, Romania, killing all 60 people on board.
1993 The Macao Basic Law is adopted by the Eighth National People's Congress of China to take effect December 20, 1999. Resumption by China of the Exercise of Sovereignty over Macao
1992 The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
1992 The Treaty of Federation is signed in Moscow.
1991 Georgian independence referendum: Nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country's independence from the Soviet Union.
1990 Approximately 200,000 protesters take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
1980 The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets because of bankruptcy and debts owed to creditors.
1970 Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
1968 American President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to the nation of "Steps to Limit the War in Vietnam" in a television address. At the conclusion of his speech, he announces: "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President."
1966 The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
1964 Brazilian General Olímpio Mourão Filho orders his troops to move towards Rio de Janeiro, beginning the coup d'état and 21 years of military dictatorship.
1959 The 14th Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
1958 In the Canadian federal election, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265.
1957 Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
1951 Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
1949 The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
1945 World War II: A defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.
1942 World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.
1933 The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment in the United States.
1931 An earthquake in Nicaragua destroys Managua; killing 2,000.
1931 A Transcontinental & Western Air airliner crashes near Bazaar, Kansas, killing eight, including University of Notre Dame head football coach Knute Rockne.
1930 The Motion Picture Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years.
1921 The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
1918 Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
1918 Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
1917 According to the terms of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies, the islands become American possessions.
1913 The Vienna Concert Society rioted during a performance of modernist music by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Anton von Webern, causing a premature end to the concert due to violence; this concert became known as the Skandalkonzert.
1909 Serbia formally withdraws its opposition to Austro-Hungarian actions in the Bosnian Crisis.
1906 The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States.
1901 Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák premieres at the National Opera House in Prague.
1899 Malolos, capital of the First Philippine Republic, is captured by American forces.
1889 The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
1885 The United Kingdom establishes the Bechuanaland Protectorate.
1854 Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Convention of Kanagawa with the Tokugawa Shogunate, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
1774 American Revolution: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
1761 The 1761 Lisbon earthquake strikes off the Iberian Peninsula with an estimated magnitude of 8.5, six years after another quake destroyed the city.
1717 A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, preached in the presence of King George I of Great Britain, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.
1521 Ferdinand Magellan and fifty of his men came ashore to present-day Limasawa to participate in the first Catholic mass in the Philippines.
1492 Queen Isabella of Castile issues the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
1146 Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.
307 After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, daughter of the retired Roman emperor Maximian.
Famous People Born on March 31

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Year Name
1940 Barney Frank, American lawyer and politician
1987 Humpy Koneru, Indian chess player
1971 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor
1926 Rocco Petrone, American colonel and engineer (d. 2006)
1940 Brian Ackland-Snow, English production designer and art director (d. 2013)
1943 Roy Andersson, Swedish director and screenwriter
1999 Ricardo Felipe, Brazilian footballer
1921 Peggy Rea, American actress and casting director (d. 2011)
1914 Dagmar Lange, Swedish author (d. 1991)
1938 Patrick Bateson, English biologist and academic (d. 2017)
Famous People Deaths On March 31

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Date Name
1956 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver and actor (b. 1884)
1976 Paul Strand, American photographer and director (b. 1890)
1970 Semyon Timoshenko, Soviet Commander during the Winter War and the Eastern Front of World War II (b. 1894)
2020 Gita Ramjee, Ugandan-South African scientist and researcher (b. 1956)
2010 Jerald terHorst, American journalist (b. 1922)
528 Xiaoming, emperor of Northern Wei (b. 510)
0032 Titus Pomponius Atticus, Roman nobleman of the Equestrian order (b. 109 BC)
1855 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1816)
2001 David Rocastle, English footballer (b. 1967)
1621 Philip III, Spanish king (b. 1578)