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Notable Historical Events for March 23rd

1994Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored

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

199870th Academy Awards - "Titanic," Jack Nicholson & Helen Hunt win

1835Charles Darwin reaches Los Arenales, in the Andes

1997Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING

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

200375th Academy Awards - "Chicago," Adrien Brody & Nicole Kidman win

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

1994Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev

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Notable Birthdays on March 23rd

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

1978Perez Hilton, American television personality and blogger

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

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

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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

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

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)

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