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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 TAROM Flight 371, an Airbus A310-300, crashes near Balotesti, Romania, killing all 60 people on board.
1995 Selena is murdered by her fan club's president Yolanda Saldívar at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas after accusations of Saldívar embezzling money from Selena's fan club.
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 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.
1985 The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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.
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 The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
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 accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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.
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.
1822 The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an attempted rebellion, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.
1774 American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
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.
1561 The city of San Cristóbal, Táchira is founded.
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
1974 Natali, Russian singer, composer and songwriter
1915 Albert Hourani, English historian and author (d. 1993)
1932 John Jakes, American author
1953 Dennis Kamakahi, American guitarist and composer (d. 2014)
1980 Kate Micucci, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1987 Humpy Koneru, Indian chess player
1971 Martin Atkinson, English footballer and referee
1939 Israel Horovitz, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1936 Marge Piercy, American poet and novelist
1979 Jonna Mendes, American skier
Famous People Deaths On March 31

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Date Name
2013 Ernie Bridge, Australian singer and politician (b. 1936)
1917 Emil von Behring, German physiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
2013 Ahmad Sayyed Javadi, Iranian lawyer and politician, Iranian Minister of Interior (b. 1917)
1931 Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (b. 1888)
1907 Galusha A. Grow, American lawyer and politician, 28th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1823)
2003 Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1907)
1241 Pousa, voivode of Transylvania
2015 Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
1913 J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier (b. 1837)
2013 Charles Amarin Brand, French archbishop (b. 1920)