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Notable Historical Events for March 31st

1980President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry

1991St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal

1999"10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

199625th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

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

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

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

1939"The Hound of Baskervilles", starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson for the first time, is released

1988NY Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night

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

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Notable Birthdays on March 31st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 31st

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)

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

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

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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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