This Day in History: March 31st

Here are ten significant events that occurred on March 31st throughout history:

  1. 1492: Queen Isabella of Castile issues the Alhambra Decree, ordering all Jews in Spain to convert to Christianity or leave the country.
  2. 1774: The Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, are passed by the British Parliament, leading to increased tensions between Britain and the American colonies.
  3. 1889: The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is officially opened to the public.
  4. 1906: The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is established, which later becomes the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
  5. 1917: The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies, renaming them the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  6. 1949: The Newfoundland Act is signed, making Newfoundland the tenth province of Canada.
  7. 1968: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that he will not seek reelection.
  8. 1986: A bomb explodes in a crowded discotheque in West Berlin, killing two and injuring more than 100. The United States blames Libya for the attack.
  9. 1991: The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved, ending the military alliance between the Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellites.
  10. 2013: The United Nations General Assembly approves the Arms Trade Treaty, the first international agreement regulating the $70 billion global trade in conventional weapons.

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