Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 31 March, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.
ON THIS DAY: 31 MARCH
2004 | Iraq War in Anbar Province: In Fallujah, Iraq, four U.S. private military contractors operating in Blackwater USA, were killed after being ambushed.
1998 | Netscape released Mozilla source code under an open-source license.
1995 | All 60 people on board were killed in TAROM Flight 371, after an Airbus A310-300 crashed close to Balotesti, Romania.
1995 | Selena was killed by the president of her fan club Yolanda Saldívar at the Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas after Saldívar was accused of stealing money from Selena’s fan club.
1992 | The Federal Treaty was signed in Moscow on this day.
1949 | The Newfoundland administration joined the Canadian confederation and became the 10th Canadian Province.
1947 | Colombian economist and politician, 36th President of Colombia, César Gaviria.
1961 | American sprinter and football player, Ron Brown.
1982 | American football player, Bam Childress.
1988 | Namibian cricketer, Louis van der Westhuizen.
1980 | Swedish lawyer, and blogger, Karolina Lassbo.
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ON THIS DAY: DEATHS
2014 | Spanish economist, historian, and academic, Gonzalo Anes, 83.
2005 | Filipino lawyer and politician, Justiniano Montano, 100.
1998 | American pianist, Joel Ryce-Menuhin, 65.
2015 | Japanese author and illustrator, Cocoa Fujiwara, 32.
2017 | American artist, James Rosenquist, 84.
1928 | On this day, Scotland defeated England 5-1 in only the second international match played at Wembley, Huddersfield Town’s Alex Jackson scored the hat-trick.
1999 | “10 Things I Hate About You” was released on this day in the United States.
Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa is from Nigeria.