Today in History …
by Robert Joseph Baker | March 31, 2015 12:12 am
Last Updated: March 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm
1492 – Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
1889 – The Eiffel Tower officially opens.
1913 – The Vienna Concert Society rioted during a performance of modernist music by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Anton von Webern, causing a premature end to the concert due to violence; this concert became known as the Skandalkonzert.
1931 – TWA Flight 599 crashes near Bazaar, Kansas, killing eight, including University of Notre Dame head football coach Knute Rockne.