A look at the highlights this day March 31;
1870 – 1st black to vote in US (Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy NJ)
1889 – Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris. Built for the Exposition Universelle, at 300m high it retains the record for the tallest man made structure for 41 years.
1999 – “10 Things I Hate About You”, a modernization of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released
1727 – Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84
1996 – Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas.
1985 – The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
2004 – Google Inc. announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail.
That’s it on Today In History.