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Notable Historical Events for March 31st

1980President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry

1945Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

1989Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open

1969George Harrison & Patti Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs

1933German Republic gives power to Hitler

1973Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

1657English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines

1980Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1980Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

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Notable Birthdays on March 31st

1927Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers)

1971Ewan McGregor, Perth Scotland, Scottish actor (Trainspotting)

1685Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach Germany, composer (Mattheus-Passion)

1928Gordie Howe, Floral Sask, NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings)

1943Christopher Walken, Astoria Queens, actor (Deer Hunter, Brainstorm)

1519Henry II, King of France (1547-59)

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Notable Weddings on March 31st

1996Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

307Roman Emperor Constantine marries Fausta, daughter of the Emperor Maximian, later murdering her in 326

1834Religious leader Brigham Young (32) weds herbalist Mary Ann Angell (27)

1993Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

March 31st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 31st

1727Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84

1850John C. Calhoun, American politician, dies of tuberculosis at 68

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