On This Day

31st March

1918 - Daylight Saving Time was adopted as law in the US.

1948 - Congress passed the Marshall Aid Act, a plan to rehabilitate war-ravaged Europe.

1959 - The Dalai Lama fled Chinese-occupied Tibet and was granted political asylum in India.

1991 - The Warsaw Pact formally ended as Soviet commanders surrendered their powers in an agreement between pact members and the Soviet Union.