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MARCH 31

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César Chávez Day
(Commemoration of the birth date of César Chávez: 03/31/1927)
César Chávez Farming & Agriculture Labor Latin-American Studies César Chávez Foundation
1878 Jack Johnson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures Boxing Hall of Fame Famous African Americans African American Heritage
1895 Lizzie Miles (New Orleans-born African-American Jazz Singer) New Orleans Performing Artists Jazz African-American Performing Artists African American Heritage
1927 César Chávez (Arizona-born Latin-American Farm Labor Leader) César Chávez Farming & Agriculture Labor Latin-American Studies
1935 Herb Alpert (Los Angeles-born Latin-American Popular Musician) Herb Alpert Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1942 Robert McGruder (Kentucky-born Journalist) Kentucky Authors and Illustrators Journalism African-American Authors and Illustrators African American Heritage
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1980 Jesse Owens (Alabama-born African-American Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Jesse Owens Track and Field Hall of Fame The 1936 Summer Olympic Games African-American Sports Figures New York Times
1995 Selena Quintanilla-Perez (Texas-born Latin-American Performing Artist: Murdered) Selena Quintanilla-Perez Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
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1776 Abigail Adams Urges Husband, John Adams, to Represent Women at the Continental Congress Contintental Congress Abigail Adams Women History Channel
1782 California's Mission San Buenaventura Is Founded by Father Junipero Serra with an Easter Service California California Missions Father Junipero Serra Hispanic Heritage CaliforniaMissions.com
1995 Singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, Is Shot and Killed by Fan Club President Selena Quintanilla-Perez Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies Court TV

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