Historical Events on March 21, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on March 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2022 China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735 crashes in Guangxi, China, killing 132 people.
2019 The 2019 Xiangshui chemical plant explosion occurs, killing at least 47 people and injuring 640 others.
2006 The social media site Twitter is founded.
2000 Pope John Paul II makes his first ever pontifical visit to Israel.
1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
1994 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change enters into force.
1990 Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
1989 Transbrasil Flight 801 crashes into a slum near São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport, killing 25 people.
1986 Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the World Figure Skating Championships
1983 The first cases of the 1983 West Bank fainting epidemic begin; Israelis and Palestinians accuse each other of poison gas, but the cause is later determined mostly to be psychosomatic.
1980 U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet–Afghan War.
1970 The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco.
1970 San Diego Comic-Con, the largest pop and culture festival in the world, hosts its inaugural event.
1968 Battle of Karameh in Jordan between the Israel Defense Forces and the combined forces of the Jordanian Armed Forces and PLO.
1965 Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
1965 Martin Luther King Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
1963 Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary (in California) closes.
1960 Apartheid: Sharpeville massacre, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
1952 Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
1946 The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in professional American football since 1933.
1945 World War II: British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
1945 World War II: Operation Carthage: Royal Air Force planes bomb Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also accidentally hit a school, killing 125 civilians.
1945 World War II: Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully complete their defense of the north bank of the Drava River as the Battle of the Transdanubian Hills concludes.
1943 Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through; von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.
1937 Ponce massacre: Nineteen unarmed civilians in Ponce, Puerto Rico are gunned down by police in a terrorist attack ordered by the US-appointed Governor, Blanton C. Winship.
1935 Shah of Iran Reza Shah Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran.
1928 Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
1925 The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee.
1925 Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
1921 The New Economic Policy is implemented by the Bolshevik Party in response to the economic failure as a result of war communism.
1919 The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
1918 World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
1871 Otto von Bismarck is appointed as the first Chancellor of the German Empire.
1871 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
1861 Alexander Stephens gives the Cornerstone Speech.
1844 The Baháʼí calendar begins. This is the first day of the first year of the Baháʼí calendar. It is annually celebrated by members of the Baháʼí Faith as the Baháʼí New Year or Náw-Rúz.
1821 Greek War of Independence: Greek revolutionaries seize Kalavryta.
1814 Napoleonic Wars: Austrian forces repel French troops in the Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube.
1804 Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law.
1801 The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis near Alexandria in Egypt.
1800 With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché.
1788 A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
1556 On the day of his execution in Oxford, former archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer deviates from the scripted sermon by renouncing the recantations he has made and adds, "And as for the pope, I refuse him, as Christ's enemy, and Antichrist with all his false doctrine."
1180 Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan.
1152 Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
717 Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
630 Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem.
537 Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius.
Famous People Born on March 21

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Year Name
1889 Jock Sutherland, American football player and coach (d. 1948)
1951 Conrad Lozano, American bass player
1882 Aleksander Kesküla, Estonian politician (d. 1963)
1990 Alex Nimo, Liberian-American soccer player
1931 Al Williamson, American illustrator (d. 2010)
1982 Ejegayehu Dibaba, Ethiopian runner
1716 Josef Seger, Bohemian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1782)
1944 Mike Jackson, English general
1920 Manolis Chiotis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1970)
1921 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist and pianist (d. 1986)
Famous People Deaths On March 21

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Date Name
1617 Pocahontas, Algonquian Indigenous princess (b. c. 1595)
1804 Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien (b. 1772)
1076 Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1011)
1034 Ezzo, Count Palatine of Lotharingia (b. 955)
2005 Barney Martin, American police officer and actor (b. 1923)
1994 Macdonald Carey, American actor (b. 1913)
1891 Joseph E. Johnston, American general (b. 1807)
1884 Ezra Abbot, American scholar and academic (b. 1819)
1843 Robert Southey, English poet, historian, and translator (b. 1774)
1958 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American soldier and author (b. 1923)