2005 - Terri Schiavo died at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., 13 days after her feeding tube was removed in a right-to-die dispute that engulfed the courts, Congress and the White House.
1999 - Wachowski brothers' film "The Matrix" premieres
1994 - The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
1959 - 14th Dalai Lama crosses the Tibetan border into India and granted asylum.
1945 - "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway
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1889 - Eiffel Tower opens - becomes the most-visited paid monument in the world.
1967 - Jimi Hendrix attempts to burn his guitar onstage at London Astoria.
1917 - U.S. takes possession of the Danish West Indies, renaming it The Virgin Islands
1985 - 19,121 fans attend the first ever Wrestlemania at Madison Square Garden in New York City
March 31st Holiday
Thomas Mundy Peterson's Day (New Jersey) - Honors Thomas Mundy Peterson, the first African-American to vote in a United States election.
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