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Notable Historical Events for March 21st

199466th Academy Awards - "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win

1957Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

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

1994Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

1943Assassination attempt on Hitler fails

1835Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass

1985Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame

1993Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

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

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

March 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 21st

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

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

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

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

March 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 21st

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

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

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

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

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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