In 1915, the $10 wolf bounty, passed by the Legislature, was approved by Governor John F. A. Strong.
In 1918, the first Daylight Savings law went into effect and clocks were set ahead one hour.
In 1959, the City of Spenard voted against annexation into the City of Anchorage.
In the nation
In 1933, Congress authorized the Civilian Conservation Corps.
In 1945, the Tennessee Williams play "The Glass Menagerie" opened on Broadway.
In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson stunned the country by announcing he would not seek another term in office.
In 1993, actor Brandon Lee, 28, was killed during the filming of a movie in Wilmington, N.C., by a prop gun that fired part of a dummy bullet instead of a blank.
In 1995, Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by Yolanda Saldivar, the founder of her fan club. (Saldivar was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.)
In 1998, for the first time in history, the Clinton administration released a detailed financial statement for the federal government showing its assets and liabilities.
In the world
In 1889, French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion.
In 1917, the United States took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
In 1986, 167 people died when a Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashed in a remote mountainous region of Mexico.
In 1991, the Warsaw Pact spent the last day of its existence as a military alliance.
In 1993, The U.N. Security Council increased international pressure on Bosnian Serbs, authorizing NATO warplanes to shoot down aircraft that violated a ban on flights over Bosnia.
In 1998, The U.N. Security Council imposed a new arms embargo on Yugoslavia to pressure the Serbs into concessions concerning ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
In 2002, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed to smash Palestinian militants in a broadcast speech that came the same day as a suicide bombing in Haifa that killed 15 Israelis. Pope John Paul II used his Easter message to call for an end to violence in the Holy Land.