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Notable Historical Events for March 31st

1814Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris

1991St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal

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

1945Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

199625th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1988NY Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night

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

1989Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle

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

1547Henry II succeeds Francois I as king of France

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Notable Birthdays on March 31st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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