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MARCH 31

1927 César Chávez (Arizona-born Latin-American Farm Labor Leader) César Chávez Farming & Agriculture Labor Latin-American Studies
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1833 Arsonists Burn the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Fire Safety U.S. Treasury
1883 Texas Cowboys Begin a Failed Strike Against Closed-Range Ranching Texas Business Westward Expansion Labor Strikes Texas State Historical Association
1906 Gloucester, Massachusetts Fish Companies Merge Gloucester, Massachusetts Massachusetts Business Fish Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1914 The World's First Commercial Airline Line Shuts Down After 3 Months Florida Aviation Historic Firsts The Carefree Traveler Magazine
1915 A Bill Placing a $10 Bounty on Wolves Is Signed into Law by Alaska's Governor John Strong Alaska Wolves Economics Alaska Historical Society
1917 US Purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25M U.S. Virgin Islands Denmark Economics Library of Congress
1953 City of Bellevue, Washington Is Incorporated Bellevue, Washington Bellevue, Washington History Link
1971 The First Eisenhower Silver Dollars Are Produced at the San Francisco Mint San Francisco Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1976 The First Edition of the Seattle Weekly Is Published Seattle, Washington Journalism Seattle Weekly Historic Firsts History Link
1988 The West Point Bullion Depository Is the First New Mint Opened Since 1862 West Point, New York Currency West Point Bullion Depository U.S. Treasury
1990 An Anti-poll Tax Rally in Central London Erupts into Rioting London Elections Tax BBC
1995 Judge Orders Injunction Against MLB Owners: Players End 232-day Strike Baseball Labor Baseball Library The New York Times

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