March 31: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1889 - The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1951 - Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1966 - The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
- 1970 - Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
- 1994 - The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
- Famous Birthdays: René Descartes (French philosopher and mathematician), Johann Sebastian Bach (German organist and composer), Charles Cagniard de la Tour (French physicist and engineer), William Lawrence Bragg (Australian-English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Carlo Rubbia (Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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