On This Day in History for March 31 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 147 of 147

  • 1971 South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billion
  • 1971 William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre

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1972 Final day of the rum ration in the Royal Canadian Navy

  • 1975 John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs
  • 1976 NJ Court rules Karen Anne Quinlan may be disconnected from respirator
  • 1977 Michael Cristofer's "Shadow Box" premieres in NYC
  • 1978 USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
  • 1979 The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).

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1980 President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980 The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
  • 1982 Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
  • 1982 Rock group Doobie Brothers split up
  • 1983 Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
  • 1983 Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1985 15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000
  • 1985 El Salvador's President José Napoleón Duarte' Christian Democratic Party wins election
  • 1985 Wrestlemania I at Madison Square Garden NY, Hogan & Mr T beat Piper & Orndorf
  • 1986 167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes
  • 1986 English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead
  • 1986 Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
  • 1988 Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium
  • 1988 Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved"
  • 1990 Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)
  • 1990 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
  • 1991 Albania offers 1st multi-party election in 50 years
  • 1991 Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix Az
  • 1991 Georgian SSR votes on whether to remain in the Soviet Union
  • 1991 Soviet Rep of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves
  • 1991 The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement - Hadas in Kuwait.
  • 1992 UN Security Council voted to ban flights & arms sales to Libya
  • 1994 James Farentino pleads no contest to stalking ex-girl Tina Sinatra
  • 1994 Walkway from Cleveland's Tower City to Jacobs Field officially opens
  • 1994 Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
  • 1995 1st game at Coors Stadium Colo (replacement Rockies beat Yanks 4-1)
  • 1996 1st Opening Day in history in March takes place in Seattle
  • 1996 Karnataka defeat Tamil Nadu on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • 1996 Radio Canada International's final shortwave broadcast
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 76 (Atlantis 16), lands
  • 1997 NASA's Pioneer 10 ends its mission
  • 2004 In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.
  • 2007 In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.
  • 2008 Aloha Airlines, a bankrupt airline, permanently ends passenger service
  • 2012 Fiji Floods kill 2 people and force thousands to be evacuated
  • 2013 14 Boko Haram suspects are killed in a Nigerian Army raid
  • 2013 11 people are killed in flooding at Port Louis, Mauritius
  • 2013 2 people die from bird flu (type H7N9) in China

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