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 This day in History - March 31
393 Historic Events for March 31
1982

Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil

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1982

Rock group Doobie Brothers split up

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1983

Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother," premieres in NYC

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1983

Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people

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1983

Stephen Murray, actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70

Death
1984

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1985

El Salvador's Pres Duartes Christian-Democrats win election

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1985

15th Easter Seal Telethon raises $27,400,000

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1985

Wrestlemania I at MSG NY, Hogan and Mr T beat Piper and Orndorf

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1985

4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65

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1986

Harry Ritz, comedian/actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79

Death
1986

Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60

Death
1986

O'Kelly Isley, US, singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48

Death
1986

English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead

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1986

48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69

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1986

167 die when Mexicana Airlines Boeing 727 crashes

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1987

"Baby M" born to a surrogate mother, awarded to her dad William Stern

Birth
1987

49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73

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1988

Last East Limburg coal mine closes in Gent Belgium

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1988

NY Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night

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1988

Pulitzer prize awarded to Toni Morrison for "Beloved"

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1988

Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48

Death
1989

Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle

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1990

"Carol and Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV

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1990

Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)

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