Saturday, March 31, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

MARCH 31, 1968

At the end of a televised address about the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson stuns viewers by announcing his “irrevocable” decision not to seek a second full term as president of the United States.

1933
: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Conservation Work Act into law, creating the Civilian Conservation Corps. At the height of the Great Depression, the CCC will employ hundreds of thousands of young men to create and preserve national and state parks and public land.

1945: "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway

1995: Popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is shot and killed by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of Selena’s fan club, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was 23.
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