This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1915, the $10 wolf bounty, passed by the Legislature, was approved by Gov. 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 1943, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" opened on Broadway.

• In 1953, Stanley Kubrick's first feature film, a war drama titled "Fear and Desire," premiered in New York.

• In 1968, President Johnson stunned the country by announcing he would not seek another term in office.

• In 1993, actor Brandon Lee, 28, was accidentally killed during the filming of a movie in Wilmington, N.C., by a prop gun.

• 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 1999, four New York City police officers were charged with murder for killing Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant, in a hail of bullets. The officers were acquitted in February 2000.

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