March 31: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on March 31 throughout history. The 90th day of the Gregorian calendar is March 31st, which commemorates the formal opening of the Eiffel Tower and the start of Daylight Saving Time in the United States.

The 31st of March falls under the sign of Aries. Christopher Walken, Al Gore, Ewan McGregor, and Conrad Sewell all have March 31st birthdays. The 31st of March is also World Backup Day.


(March 31, 1889)
On this day in 1889, the 984-foot (300-meter) Eiffel Tower, a wrought iron technological wonder designed by Gustave Eiffel to honour the French Revolution's centennial, was officially inaugurated in Paris.


(March 31, 1948)
Al Gore, an American politician who served as Vice President in President Bill Clinton's administration from 1993 to 2001 and lost the disputed 2000 presidential election, was born.

(March 31, 1980)
Jesse Owens, an American track and field star who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, died at the age of 66.

(March 31, 1992)
The USS Missouri, which was the only US battleship still in service when the Japanese surrendered in 1945, thus ending World War II, was decommissioned for the second and final time.

(March 31, 2008)
Jules Dassin, an American director best known for the famous heist film Rififi (1955), died at the age of 96.

(Died on March 31, 2021)
Ken Reitz, American baseball player (b. 1951).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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