What so great about March 31.

On March 31 in the year . . . .



  • 1880 – The first electric street lights installed by a municipality were turned on in Wabash, IN.
  • 1889 – The Eiffel Tower opened today.
  • 1918 – Daylight saving time went into effect throughout the United States for the first time.  
  • 1951 – The first commercial US made computer, UNIVAC I, was delivered to the United States Census Bureau. 

About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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