March 31, 2013

30 Scenarios Has September...but March Has 31

Patrick Marren
Partner

Scenarios that occurred on the last day of March through history.

307: Constantine the Great, who will go on to make Christianity the official church of Rome, gets divorced and remarried.

1146: Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and writer of the rules for the Knights Templar, makes a famous sermon in a field at Vezelay. Louis VII is there and decides that Bernard is right and what Jesus wants is a Second Crusade. Jesus apparently wants the Crusaders to lose to the Seljuk Turks. 

1492: Queen Isabella announces that her 150,000 Muslim and Jewish subjects have to convert to Catholicism or face expulsion. Happy Easter!

1918: Daylight Savings Time takes effect for the first time in the United States.

1928: Gordie Howe is born in Floral, Saskatchewan. (Happy Easter, happy birthday to the original great one.)

1930: The Motion Picture Production Code is promulgated, regulating the depiction of sex (no), crime (lots! yay!), violence (yes, please! ...but stylized with ketchup) and religion (Bing Crosby) for the next 38 years.

1985: American civilization ends - predictably, in midtown Manhattan - as the first Wrestlemania takes place in Madison Square Garden.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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