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 This day in History - March 31
393 Historic Events for March 31
1916

John Vivyan, Chic Ill, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky)

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1916

Dutch govt ends all milt engagements

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1917

US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M and renames them Virgin Islands

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1918

Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)

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1918

1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect

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1919

Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann

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1920

British parliament accept Irish "Home Rule"-law

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1920

Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)

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1921

British coal miners goes on strike

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1921

Albert Einstein lectures in NY on his new theory of relativity

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1922

KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions

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1922

Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam

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1922

Richard Kiley, Chicago, actor (Man of La Mancha, Endless Love)

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1922

Patrick J G McGee, North Ireland, actor (Clockwork Orange)

Birth
1923

Donald Argee Barksdale, Berkley Cal, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1948)

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1923

1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs

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1923

Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edm Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 games

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1923

French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die

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1923

Lawrie Miller, NZ cricketer (opening bat in 13 Tests)

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1924

Croydon Airport: 1st British mig aircraft Imperial established

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1924

London public transport strike ends

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1924

Leo Buscaglia, LA Calif, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love)

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1924

Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner

Birth
1925

WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)

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1926

German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands

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