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Notable Historical Events for March 21st

1965Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

1982Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

198823rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

1973Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

199971st Academy Awards - "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win

1993Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint

1941Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1871Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)

1835Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass

1957Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

March 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 21st

1856Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877

1962Matthew Broderick, NYC, actor (WarGames, Biloxi Blues)

1869Albert Kahn, Rhaunen Prussia, American architect (architect of Detroit)

1962Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne (League of Their Own, Flintstones, Rosie)

March 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 21st

1874Ulysses S. Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House

2009Star of Die Hard film Bruce Willis (52) weds model and actress Emma Heming (29) in Turks and Caicos Islands

1963Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliot Gould (24)

2009Olympic gold medalist Kim Rhode (29) weds technician Michael Harryman in El Monte, California

March 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 21st

1915Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor (b. 1856)

2013Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82

March 21st Deaths
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