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Notable Historical Events for March 31st

199625th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

19671st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)

1999"10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

1945Tennessee Williams' "Glass Menagerie" premieres in NYC

1814Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris

1968LBJ announces he will not seek re-election

1980President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry

1939"The Hound of Baskervilles", starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson for the first time, is released

1989Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on March 31st

1929Liz Claiborne, Brussels Belgium, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc (d. 2007)

1519Henry II, King of France (1547-59)

1685Johann Sebastian Bach, Eisenach Germany, composer (Mattheus-Passion)

1928Gordie Howe, Floral Sask, NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings)

1927Cesar Chavez, Yuma Az, farm labor leader (United Farm Workers)

1971Ewan McGregor, Perth Scotland, Scottish actor (Trainspotting)

March 31st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 31st

307Roman Emperor Constantine marries Fausta, daughter of the Emperor Maximian, later murdering her in 326

1834Religious leader Brigham Young (32) weds herbalist Mary Ann Angell (27)

1996Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

1993Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

March 31st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 31st

1727Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84

1850John C. Calhoun, American politician, dies of tuberculosis at 68

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