On this day: March 31

Posted: 2:33 PM EDT Mar 27, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Mar 31, 2016

The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.

OTD March 31 - High Roller
1 / 56
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

2014: The High Roller opens on the Las Vegas Strip as the world's tallest Ferris wheel. The 550-foot tall attraction is 9 feet taller than its predecessor, the 541-foot Singapore Flyer, which held the record since it opened in 2008.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • 2016 DNC Philadelphia

    Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    DNC 2016: Convention Speakers

    A mix of high-profile politicians and community activists are scheduled to speak during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

On this Day

  • Apollo 11 splashdown

    NASA

    On this day: July 24

    An aviation pioneer is born, a lost city is rediscovered, a famous comedy duo performs together for the first time, George Brett flips out, and Apollo 11 splashes down, all on this day.