On This Day: March 31st

This is 90th day of the year and 275 days remain in the year.

in history
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain expelled Jews who would not accept Christianity.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened.
The United States took possession of the Virgin Islands.
Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States.
Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province.
The Dalai Lama, fleeing Chinese repression of an uprising in Tibet, arrived at the Indian border and was granted political asylum.
President Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election.
Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, is shot by the president of her fan club in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Major League Baseball players agreed to end the sport’s longest strike in history after a judge ordered a preliminary injunction against team owners.
Terry Schiavo died 13 days after her feeding tube was removed.
March 31 BirthdaysCesar Chavez 1927–93, American agrarian labor leader, b. near Yuma, Arizona
Franz Haydncomposer
René Descartesscientist, philosopher
Albert Gore, Jr.former vice president
Nikolai Gogolshort-story writer, novelist
Robert Wilhelm Bunsenscientist
Johnson, Jackboxer
Octavio Pazpoet and critic

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