Historical Events In March - 31
Sunday, 10 December 2023
1924 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner on this day in history.
1925 On March - 31 wOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)
1926 On this day in history german Special Court of Justice for state security disbands
1926 John Fowles, England, novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman) on this day in history.
1927 Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers) on March - 31.
1928 On March - 31 gordie Howe, Floral Sask, NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings)
1928 Gustave Ador, president of Austria (1919), dies at 82 on March - 31.
1929 Aviators Kingsford Smith, Ulm, Litchfield and McWilliam leave Sydney for England in Southern Cross; they were forced down in northwest Australia and lost until April 12) on March - 31.
1929 Lee Patterson, Vancouver BC, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World) on March - 31.
1930 On March - 31 the Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.
1931 On March - 31 in Nicaragua a 5.6 earthquake occurred 2,450 dead. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes.
1931 On this day in history the great Knute Rockne died in a plane crash
1931 Miller Barber, Shreveport LA, PGA golfer (1968 Byron Nelson Classic) on this day in history.
1931 Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43 on March - 31.
1932 On March - 31 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
1932 Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine on this day in history.
1932 On March - 31 godfrey Lawrence, cricketer (S African fast bowler, 8-53 v NZ 1961)
1933 Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps on this day in history.
1933 German Republic gives power to Hitler on March - 31.
1933 On March - 31 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Ga)
1934 Netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia) on March - 31.
1934 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88 on March - 31.
1935 Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49) on March - 31.
1938 On this day in history willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78
1939 On this day in history britain and France agree to support Poland if Germany takes any action against it
1939 Britain and France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany (and so it begins) on March - 31.
1939 On March - 31 britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
1940 On this day in history karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956)
1941 Germany begins a counter offensive in Africa on this day in history.
1941 Ground broken for Union Square Garage, San Francisco on this day in history.
1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" opens on Broadway on this day in history.
1943 The birth of Christopher Walken, american actor on March - 31.
1943 On this day in history uS errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326
1944 On this day in history hungary orders all Jews to wear yellow stars