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 This day in History - March 31
393 Historic Events for March 31
1877

Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75

Death
1878

Jack Johnson is 1st black to hold a heavyweight boxing title

Event
1878

Jack Johnson,1st black heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915)

Birth
1880

Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violist/composer, dies at 44

Death
1880

1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN)

Event
1881

Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73

Death
1883

1st performance of C‚sar Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit"

Event
1883

Utrecht begins water pipe system

Event
1884

Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77

Death
1885

Great Britain declares Bechuanaland a protectorate

Event
1885

Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist

Birth
1885

Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65

Death
1885

Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies

Death
1885

Philipp Fahrbach, composer, dies at 69

Death
1886

Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57

Death
1887

Saint-John Perse, [MRA Alexis L‚ger], Fren poet (Nobel 1960) [or 5/31]

Birth
1887

Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer

Birth
1889

300m Eiffel Tower officially opens (commemorates French Revolution)

Event
1891

Victor Varconi, Hungary, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings, Big City)

Birth
1891

Erich Walter Sternberg, composer

Birth
1891

Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)

Birth
1892

Adolf Rzepko, composer, dies at 66

Death
1892

Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant

Birth
1893

Clemens Krauss, Vienna Austria, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937)

Birth
1895

Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness and Deep)

Birth