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Saturday, March 31, 2007

EVENTS 3.31

by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Eiffel Tower opened (1889)
Daylight Savings Time 1st went into effect (1918)
Schumann’s Spring Symphony premiered
Mt. Rushmore authorized
1st Air Warfare casualty died
Dalai Lama fled Tibet (1951)
Tejano singing star Selena murdered (1995)
Japan opened its doors to US trade (1854)
Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki published (1950)
Oklahoma premiered on Broadway (1940)
1st Map of the US published
Newfoundland became a Canadian Province (1949)
Smilin’ Jack married in comic strip (1973)
US Virgin Islands purchased from Denmark (1917)
Milton Caiff’s Male Call with Miss Lace comic strip ended (1945)
Kenny Loggins’ Footloose reached No. 1 (1984)
Singer Selena gunned down (1995)
New Zealand farmer flew a homemade monoplane (1903)
San Francisco’s Army Street renamed Cesar Chavez (1995)
Madonna is bleeped 12 times using the word “fuck” on David Letterman (1994)
Gottlieb Daimler named his newly invented automobile after his daughter, Mercedes (1901)
2 short, gray & hairy aliens appeared on the patio of a house in Puerto Rico (1991)
Los Angeles went dry (1918)
Tin was restricted during World War 2, killing beer can production (1941)
St. Ann’s Brewery closed (Scotland; 1961)
Falstaff bought Ballantine (1972)
General Brewing, who made Lucky Lager, closed (San Francisco, California; 1978)
The SandLot Brewery at Coors Field opened (Colorado; 1995)

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