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Notable Historical Events for March 19th

1991St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

1995Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers

1964Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"

1885Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Sask

1925Angelo G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop

1991NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

1943In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round

1942FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty

1953Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in NYC

1945Adolf Hitler issues "Nero Decree" to destroy all German factories

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Notable Birthdays on March 19th

1860William Jennings Bryan, Salem Illinois, "The Great Commoner" orator/statesman

1955Bruce Willis, Penna Grove NJ, actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard)

1914Jiang Qing [Madame Mao], Zhucheng, Chinese communist and wife of Mao Zedong (d. 1991)

1813David Livingstone, Scotland, explorer (found by Stanley in Africa)

1821Richard Burton, explorer/translator (Arabian Nights)

1848Wyatt Earp, Monmouth Ill, sheriff (OK Corral)

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Notable Weddings on March 19th

1918Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (17) weds Daisy Parker (21)

1982Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser

2009Talk show host David Letterman (61) weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko (48) at a civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana

1956Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45)

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Notable Deaths on March 19th

1644Chongzhen, last Ming Emperor of China, commits suicide

2008Sir Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author and inventor (b. 1917)

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