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Notable Historical Events for March 21st

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

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

1835Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass

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

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

1947Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States

1993Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint

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

1994Dudley Moore arrested for hitting girlfriend

1933Hitler, Guring, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin

March 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 21st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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