Back In the Day-Terri Schiavo Died
March 31th, The Eiffel Tower was finished, Jimi Hendrix lit a guitar on fire, the Doobie Brothers broke up, and both Brandon Lee and Selena died.
1870 – Thomas Peterson Mundy cast his ballot in a New Jersey municipal election; he was the first black man to vote after the 15th Amendment was ratified.
1889 – Construction on the EIFFEL TOWER was officially completed.
1932 – FORD unveiled its new V-8 ENGINE.
1967 – JIMI HENDRIX set his guitar on fire for the first time during a concert in London.
1982 – Americans openly wept in the streets when the DOOBIE BROTHERS announced their break-up! The band’s dominance started in the ’70s with the #11 jam “Listen To The Music”.
1991 – “Wrestlemania 7″ became the largest pay-per-view TV program in history!
1993 – BRANDON LEE died on the set of “The Crow” after being shot in the stomach with a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks.
1995 – SELENA was shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club. Yolanda Saldivar was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
1999 – Three U.S. Army soldiers were captured by Serb forces near the Yugoslavia-Macedonia border.
Staff Sergeant Andrew Ramirez, Staff Sergeant Christopher Stone and Specialist Steven M. Gonzales were released more than a month later, after they were rescued by JESSE JACKSON!
1999 – Four New York City police officers were charged with murder for killing AMADOU DIALLO, an unarmed African immigrant, in a hail of bullets. For some reason, the officers were later acquitted.
2005 – TERRI SCHIAVO died after having her feeding tube removed. Six weeks later, an autopsy confirmed that she was indeed brain-dead.