On This Day: March 31st
This is 91st day of the year and 275 days remain in the year.
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.
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
René Descartesscientist, philosopher
Albert Gore, Jr.former vice president
Nikolai Gogolshort-story writer, novelist
Robert Wilhelm Bunsenscientist
Octavio Pazpoet and critic