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Notable Historical Events for March 31st

1814Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris

19671st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

1796Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Egmont" premieres in Weimar

1547Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France

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

1933German Republic gives power to Hitler

1989Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle

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

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 31st

1929Liz Claiborne, Brussels Belgium, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc (d. 2007)

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

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

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

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

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

March 31st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 31st

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

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

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

March 31st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 31st

1945Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

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

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