March 31, 1998 in Nation/World

Today In History

 

In 1492: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain issued an edict expelling Jews who wouldn’t convert to Cristianity from Spanish soil.

In 1968: President Johnson stunned the country by announcing he would not run for another term of office.

In 1976: The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled coma patient Karen Anne Quinlan could be disconnected from her respirator. Quinlan, who remained comatose, died in 1985.

In 1995: Mexican-American singer Selena, 23, 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.


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