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Notable Historical Events for March 23rd

1980Donna Caponi Young Pro-Am wins LPGA National Golf Tournament

1972Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars

1994Howard Stern formally announces his Libertarian run for NY governor

2007After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

1808Napoleon's brother Joseph takes the throne of Spain

1743George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London

1835Charles Darwin reaches Los Arenales, in the Andes

1979Larry Holmes TKOs Osvaldo Ocasio in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1933Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers

1973Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in US

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Notable Birthdays on March 23rd

1645William Kidd, Pirate Legend From Scotland (d. 1701)

1910Akira Kurosawa, Tokyo Japan, director (7 Samurai, Living)

1978Perez Hilton, American television personality and blogger

1912Werner von Braun, Wirsitz Germany, rocket expert (I Aim at the Stars)

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Notable Weddings on March 23rd

1985Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

1779Botanist Joseph Banks (36) weds Dorothea Hugessen

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Notable Deaths on March 23rd

59Agrippina the Younger, Roman Empress, dies at 43 (circumstances of her death vary, but all suggest that she was murdered by her son, the Emperor Nero)

1369Pedro, the Cruel, King/tyrant of Castile & Leon, murdered at 34

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