Historical Events In March - 31
Monday, 17 February 2020
1924 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner on March - 31.
1925 On this day in history wOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)
1926 On March - 31 german Special Court of Justice for state security disbands
1926 John Fowles, England, novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman) on March - 31.
1927 Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers) on this day in history.
1928 Gordie Howe, Floral Sask, NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings) on March - 31.
1928 Gustave Ador, president of Austria (1919), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1929 On this day in history 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).
1929 On this day in history lee Patterson, Vancouver BC, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World)
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 in Nicaragua a 5.6 earthquake occurred 2,450 dead. One of the world's deadliest earthquakes on March - 31.
1931 The great Knute Rockne died in a plane crash on March - 31.
1931 On March - 31 miller Barber, Shreveport LA, PGA golfer (1968 Byron Nelson Classic)
1931 On this day in history knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43
1932 On March - 31 150 wild swans die in Niagara waterfall
1932 Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine on March - 31.
1932 Godfrey Lawrence, cricketer (S African fast bowler, 8-53 v NZ 1961) on March - 31.
1933 Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps on March - 31.
1933 German Republic gives power to Hitler on March - 31.
1933 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Ga) on March - 31.
1934 On this day in history netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia)
1934 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88 on March - 31.
1935 On March - 31 fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)
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 On this day in history britain and France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany (and so it begins)
1939 On this day in history britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
1940 On March - 31 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 March - 31.
1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" opens on Broadway on March - 31.
1943 On this day in history the birth of Christopher Walken, american actor
1943 On this day in history uS errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326
1944 On March - 31 hungary orders all Jews to wear yellow stars