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MARCH 31

Sports Figures
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
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1931 Knute Rockne (Norwegian-American Football Coach Member of the College Football Hall of Fame) Norwegian Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame University of Notre Dame New York Times
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
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1923 First U.S. Dance Marathon Ends in New York City after a World Record 27 Hrs New York City Dance Square Z The New York Times
1931 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 2,450 in Nicaragua Nicaragua Earthquake Death USGS
Notre Dame Football Coach, Knute Rockne, Dies in Kansas Plane Crash Kansas College Football Hall of Fame University of Notre Dame New York Times
1975 Men's Basketball Coach, John Wooden, Wins His 10th and Final NCAA Championship at UCLA Basketball Hall of Fame UCLA Baksetball New York Times
1983 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 250-350 People in Colombia Colombia Earthquake Death USGS
1995 Judge Orders Injunction Against MLB Owners: Players End 232-day Strike Baseball Labor Baseball Library The New York Times
1998 The Milwaukee Brewers Play Their First Game as a National League Team, Losing to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field Wisconsin Sports Figures Atlanta, Georgia Baseball Major League Baseball Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society

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