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Chuck's History Lesson: This day in history, March 31

March 31 is the 91st day of 2016. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. March 31 is the 91st day of 2016. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year.

(WTVM) - March 31 is the 91st day of 2016. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year.

1685: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is born in Eisenach, Germany.

1889: Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris, just over two years after construction began.

1909: Workers in Belfast, Ireland begin work on the ill-fated ocean liner RMS Titanic.

1931: Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne, 43, and seven others are killed in a plane crash near Bazaar, Kansas.

1933: Civilian Conservation Corps is established with mission of relieving rampant U.S. unemployment.

1943: Actor and dancer Christopher Walken is born in Astoria, Queens, New York.

1992: USS Missouri, last active Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

1995: Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is murdered by a former employee in Corpus Christi, Texas at age 23.

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