Today in History for 31st March 2019

Historical Events

1863 – Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi and Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia
1980 – President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry
1981 – 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: “Can’t Stop the Music” wins
1987 – 49th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse, 74-73
1991 – 10th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia, 70-67; first overtime win in the NCAA’s 10-year history
2001 – German brothers Michael and Ralf Schumacher become first siblings to share front row of the grid in a Formula 1 World Championship event; qualify 1st and 2nd respectively for Brazilian GP in São Paulo

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Famous Birthdays

1924 – Leo Buscaglia, “Dr Hug”, psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California
1928 – Gordie Howe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (23-time NHL All Star), born in Floral, Saskatchewan (d. 2016)
1929 – Bertram Fields, American lawyer
1936 – Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)
1940 – Patrick J Leahy, (Sen-D-VT, 1975- )
1964 – Dave Wyman, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)

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Famous Deaths

1727 – Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84
1913 – J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and philanthropist (General Electric, Steel Corporation, ATandT), dies in his sleep at 75
1959 – Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68
1980 – Jesse Owens, American athlete (4 Olympic gold 1936), dies of lung cancer at 66
2005 – Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
2007 – Paul Watzlawick, Communications and Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921)

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