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March 11th, The real Romeo and Juliet were married, Paul McCartney became a Sir, and Kiss was saying farewell.

1302 – Romeo Montecchi and Giulietta Cappelleto, the real-life ROMEO AND JULIET whose lives were the basis for Shakespeare’s play, were married in Citadela, Italy.

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1810 – French Emperor NAPOLEON BONEAPART married his second wife, Marie Louise, the 19-year-old daughter of the Emperor of Austria.  Napoleon had a STAND-IN at the wedding ceremony in Austria, while he waited at home  for Marie Louise to show up!

1942 – During World War Two, GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR left the Philippines for Australia.  Upon leaving, he said, “I shall return.”  He did three years later.

1970 – At the Grammys, THE 5TH DIMENSION won Record of the Year for “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS won Album of the Year for their self-titled album .

THE ISLEY BROTHERS won Best R&B Performance for “It’s Your Thing”;  and CROSBY, STILLS & NASH was named Best New Artist.

1970 – TAMMY WYNETTE won the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female for “Stand By Your Man” and JOHNNY CASH won the male category for “A Boy Named Sue”.

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1972 – “THE GODFATHER” PREMIERED!  (–It won that year’s Best Picture Oscar.  MARLON BRANDO won Best Actor, but he refused to accept it because Hollywood discriminated against the Indian people.  He was a no-show and sent Sacheen Littlefeather to decline the award.)

1991 – JANET JACKSON signed a $32 million deal with Virgin Records  for two albums.

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1993 – JANET RENO was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be Attorney General.

1997 – PAUL MCCARTNEY was knighted by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd.

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2000 KISS began their so-called “Farewell Tour”.

2006 – Former Yugoslavian president and war criminal SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC was found DEAD in his jail cell in the Netherlands.

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