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The 1901 Black Sea earthquake was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the Black Sea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1901_Black_Sea_earthquake

The 1931 Nicaragua earthquake devastated Managua, Nicaragua on 31 March 1931.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_Nicaragua_earthquake



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The Kandilli Observatory was destroyed on the 31st March 1909
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandilli_Observatory

The Eiffel Tower was officially opened in 1889
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower

List of the 72 names of French scientists, engineers, and mathematicians on the Eiffel Tower
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_72_names_on_the_Eiffel_Tower

The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array rededication ceremony was on March 31, 2012
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t15534013/very-large-array-vla/

It is claimed Richard Pearse flew and landed a powered heavier-than-air machine on 31 March 1903
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pearse#Flights

RMS Titanic was laid down on the 31st March 1909
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic#Construction.2C_launch_and_fitting-out



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The Luna 10 spacecraft was launched towards the Moon from an Earth orbiting platform on March 31, 1966.

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On this day in 1970, the Explorer 1 satellite re-entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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Kosmos 1000 was launched on the 31st March 1978
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kosmos_satellites_(751%E2%80%931000)

The Kvant-1 Roentgen X-ray astronomy telescope was launched on March 31, 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvant-1#Launch_and_docking



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Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov (March 31, 1934 - February 18, 1966) was a Soviet cosmonaut
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56762759/grigori-grigoyevich-nelyubov-1934-1966/

Patrick Graham Forrester (born March 31, 1957) is a retired United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_G._Forrester

Joan Feynman (born March 31, 1927) is an American astrophysicist. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Feynman

Svein Rosseland (March 31, 1894 - January 19, 1985) was a Norwegian astrophysicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svein_Rosseland

Carlo Rubbia (born on 31 March 1934) is an Italian particle physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Rubbia

Sin-Itiro Tomonaga or Shin'ichir? Tomonaga (March 31, 1906 - July 8, 1979) was a Japanese physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin%27ichiro_Tomonaga

Otto Julius Klotz OLS, DLS, DTS (March 31, 1852 - December 28, 1923) was a Canadian astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Julius_Klotz

Adriaan van Maanen (March 31, 1884 - January 26, 1946) was a Dutch-American astronomer. He discovered Van Maanen's star.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adriaan_van_Maanen

Sir William Lawrence Bragg (31 March 1890 - 1 July 1971) was an Australian-born British physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lawrence_Bragg

Charles Cagniard de la Tour (March 31, 1777 - July 5, 1859) was a French engineer and physicist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Cagniard_de_la_Tour

Etienne Bézout (31 March 1730 - 27 September 1783) was a French mathematician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne_B%C3%A9zout

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March 1685 - 28 July 1750) was a German composer

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The American science fiction action film The Matrix was released in the United States on March 31, 1999.

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NGC 2915 was discovered by John Herschel on the 31st March 1837.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57172827/ngc-2915/

NGC 3695 was discovered by Robert Stawell Ball on the 31st March 1867.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57172816/ngc-3695/

NGC 3700 was discovered by Robert Stawell Ball on the 31st March 1867.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57172808/ngc-3700/

NGC 4465 was discovered by Guillaume Bigourdan on the 31st March 1886.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57172801/ngc-4465/

NGC 5006 was discovered by Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel on the 31st March 1881.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57172792/ngc-5006/

NGC 5022 was discovered by Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel on the 31st March 1881.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57172777/ngc-5022/



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Asteroid (40) Harmonia was discovered by German-French astronomer Hermann Goldschmidt on March 31, 1856
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t36153875/asteroid-40-harmonia/

Asteroid (254) Augusta discovered by astronomer Johann Palisa at Vienna Observatory on March 31, 1886 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/254_Augusta

Asteroid (255) Oppavia was discovered by Johann Palisa on March 31, 1886 in Vienna
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/255_Oppavia

Asteroid (308) Polyxo was discovered by A. Borrelly on March 31, 1891, in Marseilles.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/308_Polyxo

Dwarf planet (136472) Makemake was discovered on the 31st March, 2005, by a team led by Michael Brown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makemake_(dwarf_planet) @plutokiller

Comet C/400 F1 made a close approach to the Earth (0.073 AU) on the 31st March 400 AD
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DFgMAaU3vA8C&pg=PA79

On March 31, 2004, meteoroid 2004 FU162 set a new record for closest recorded approach to the Earth
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t14174231/asteroid-2004-fu162/



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Meteorites

The Zsadany (H5) meteorite fell in Bekes, Hungary, on the 31st March, 1875.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48521133/zsadany-meteorite/

The Avce (Iron) meteorite fell in Slovenia, on the 31st March, 1908.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48521144/avce-meteorite/

The Kasamatsu (H) meteorite fell in Chubu, Japan, on the 31st March, 1938.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48521146/kasamatsu-meteorite/

The Peace River (L6) meteorite fell in Alberta, Canada, on the 31st March, 1963.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48521139/peace-river-meteorite/

The Revelstoke (CI1) meteorite fell in British Columbia, Canada, on the 31st March, 1965.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t48521149/revelstoke-meteorite/



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