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    • March 21, 0630 Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem.

    • March 21, 0717 Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.

    • March 21, 1188 Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku.

    • March 21, 1349 Three thousand Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany

    • March 21, 1413 Henry V becomes King of England.

    • March 21, 1421 Battle of Beauge-French beat British

    • March 21, 1492 "Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus"

    • March 21, 1556 "In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake."

    • March 21, 1610 King James I addresses English House of Commons

    • March 21, 1666 "Intendant Jean Talon starts census of New France; 3,000 persons counted in the first Canadian census"

    • March 21, 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London

    • March 21, 1702 Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament

    • March 21, 1788 A fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans and leaves most of the town in ruins.

    • March 21, 1788 Fire destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans LA

    • March 21, 1788 "Gustavus Vassa petitions Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans"

    • March 21, 1790 Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State

    • March 21, 1791 Bangalore in India is seized by the British under Lord Cornwallis in the Third Mysore War

    • March 21, 1791 Captain Hopley Yeaton of New Hampshire becomes first commissioned officer in USN

    • March 21, 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-mch."

    • March 21, 1801 The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.

    • March 21, 1804 "After four years of debate and planning, French leader Napoleon Bonaparte enacts a new legal framework known as the ""Napoleonic Code."""

    • March 21, 1804 Code Napolon is adopted as French civil law.

    • March 21, 1821 "First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence."

    • March 21, 1821 "Party leaves Sydney to establish a penal settlement at Port Macquarie, NSW."

    • March 21, 1824 "Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses"

    • March 21, 1829 "Earthquake in Spain kills 6,000."

    • March 21, 1835 Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass

    • March 21, 1843 "Preacher William Miller of Massachusetts predicts the world will end today, he was wrong"

    • March 21, 1844 "Origin of Bahá'í Era-Bahá'í calendar starts here (Bahá 1, 1)"

    • March 21, 1844 The Bah' calendar begins. This is the first day of the first year of the Bah' calendar. It is annually celebrated by members of the Bah' Faith as the Bah' New Year or Nw-Rz.

    • March 21, 1844 The original date predicted by William Miller for the return of Christ.

    • March 21, 1849 The Norwegian city of Hamar is reestablished by royal decree.

    • March 21, 1851 Yosemite Valley discovered in California

    • March 21, 1857 "An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000."

    • March 21, 1857 "Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die"

    • March 21, 1859 Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh

    • March 21, 1859 "Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated"

    • March 21, 1860 US extradition treaty with Sweden

    • March 21, 1864 Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana

    • March 21, 1865 "Battle of Bentonville ends, last Confederate effort to stop Sherman"

    • March 21, 1866 Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes

    • March 21, 1871 Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa

    • March 21, 1871 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

    • March 21, 1871 Otto von Bismarck elevated Fürst

    • March 21, 1871 Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.

    • March 21, 1874 US Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House

    • March 21, 1890 Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law

    • March 21, 1891 "A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia; it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years"

    • March 21, 1898 "Explosion in mine at Dudley Colliery, Stockton, near Newcastle, NSW, kills 15 men."

    • March 21, 1899 British & French accord about West-Africa

    • March 21, 1907 US invades Honduras

    • March 21, 1911 H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught 1850-1942 appointed the Canadian Governor General

    • March 21, 1913 "Flood in Ohio, kills 400"

    • March 21, 1913 "Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio."

    • March 21, 1917 Loretta Walsh becomes first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as Chief Yeoman.

    • March 21, 1918 "During World War I, the Second Battle of the Somme, the first major German offensive in over a year, begins on the Western Front"

    • March 21, 1919 "Navy installs and tests Sperry gyrocompass, in first instance of test of aircraft gyrocompass"

    • March 21, 1919 The Chinese High School is established in Singapore by Tan Kah Kee.

    • March 21, 1923 US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition

    • March 21, 1924 Mass Investors Trust becomes first mutual fund set up in US

    • March 21, 1925 Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens

    • March 21, 1925 Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar

    • March 21, 1927 Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee

    • March 21, 1928 Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.

    • March 21, 1933 "Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi Germany concentration camp, is completed."

    • March 21, 1933 "Hitler, Göring, Prince Ruprecht, Brüning & top army meet in Berlin"

    • March 21, 1934 "Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500"

    • March 21, 1935 Persia officially renamed Iran

    • March 21, 1935 "Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans'."

    • March 21, 1937 "Ponce massacre, police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade"

    • March 21, 1937 "Ponce Massacre: 18 people and a 7-yr-old girl in Ponce, Puerto Rico are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed PR Governor, Blanton C. Winship."

    • March 21, 1939 Nazi-Germany demands Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland

    • March 21, 1940 Paul Reynaud becomes Prime Minister of France.

    • March 21, 1941 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 21, 1942 Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk

    • March 21, 1942 Heavy German assault on Malta

    • March 21, 1942 The Flying Tigers were incorporated into the U.S. Army Air Force

    • March 21, 1943 "British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia"

    • March 21, 1943 "Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops."

    • March 21, 1944 General Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy

    • March 21, 1945 Bureau of Aeronautics initiates rocket-powered surface-to-air guided missile development by awarding contract to Fairchild

    • March 21, 1945 During WWII Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany

    • March 21, 1945 Dutch Resistance fighter Hannie Schaft arrested by Nazi police

    • March 21, 1945 The first Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa

    • March 21, 1946 UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)

    • March 21, 1947 President Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States

    • March 21, 1951 "2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea"

    • March 21, 1952 "Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend first rock & roll concert ever"

    • March 21, 1952 "Tornadoes in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama & Kentucky cause 343 deaths"

    • March 21, 1960 "Apartheid: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180."

    • March 21, 1960 "In the black township of Sharpeville in Transvaal, South Africa, Afrikaner police open fire on a group of peaceful black demonstrators, killing sixty-nine people and wounding nearly two hundred in a hail of sub-machine gunfire."

    • March 21, 1961 Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club

    • March 21, 1962 A bear becomes the first creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds

    • March 21, 1962 Actor Matthew Broderick born this day.

    • March 21, 1962 Taco Bell founded.

    • March 21, 1963 Alcatraz federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay closed

    • March 21, 1963 "Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes."

    • March 21, 1964 "Beatles' ""She Loves You"", single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks"

    • March 21, 1964 "In Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing ""Non ho l'et"" (""I'm not old enough"")."

    • March 21, 1965 Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.

    • March 21, 1965 "US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact"

    • March 21, 1966 "Supreme Court reverses Massachusetts ruling that ""Fanny Hill"" is obscene"

    • March 21, 1968 Battle of Karameh in Jordan between Israeli Defense Forces and Fatah.

    • March 21, 1968 Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases

    • March 21, 1968 Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé

    • March 21, 1969 John & Yoko stage their first bed-in for peace (Amsterdam Hilton)

    • March 21, 1970 "In Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dana wins the fifteenth Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland singing ""All Kinds of Everything""."

    • March 21, 1970 The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.

    • March 21, 1970 "Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the ""agony of defeat guy"" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports."

    • March 21, 1971 "Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"""

    • March 21, 1973 Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

    • March 21, 1974 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall

    • March 21, 1975 Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years

    • March 21, 1975 Malcolm Fraser successfully challenges Bill Snedden for the leadership of Australia's Liberal Party;

    • March 21, 1977 "In Iran a 7.0 earthquake was was centered in the Bandar Abbas area, near the Persian Gulf. The earthquake killed 167, injured 556, and caused considerable damage over an area of 550 square kilometers north of Bandar Abbas"

    • March 21, 1977 "Off Newfoundland the Greenpeace Foundation abandons protest against annual seal hunt off coast of Newfoundland; due to bad weather, ice conditions, and lack of money"

    • March 21, 1979 Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel

    • March 21, 1980 "On the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase ""Who Shot JR?"""

    • March 21, 1980 "On TV show Dallas, JR is shot"

    • March 21, 1982 "In the Hokkaido, Japan Region a 6.7 earthquake injured 110 and caused extensive damage (VI JMA) in southern Hokkaido"

    • March 21, 1982 "Movie ""Annie"" premieres"

    • March 21, 1983 "Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled"

    • March 21, 1984 Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon

    • March 21, 1984 Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan

    • March 21, 1985 Arthur Ashe is named to International Tennis Hall of Fame

    • March 21, 1985 "Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed"

    • March 21, 1985 Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.

    • March 21, 1986 199.22 million shares traded in New York Stock Exchange

    • March 21, 1987 PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (ƒ17 million)

    • March 21, 1989 Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.

    • March 21, 1989 "The first sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral"

    • March 21, 1990 """Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"" opens at Eugene O'Neill NYC for 149 performances"

    • March 21, 1990 Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.

    • March 21, 1991 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide

    • March 21, 1991 "A Saudi transport plane trying to land in bad weather and heavy smoke from burning Kuwaiti oil wells crashes, killing 92 Senegalese soldiers and six Saudi crew."

    • March 21, 1991 "Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome"

    • March 21, 1991 Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship

    • March 21, 1991 The Canadian Supreme Court rules 9-0 that the fetus is not a legal person

    • March 21, 1991 UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq

    • March 21, 1993 "Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint"

    • March 21, 1993 South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl

    • March 21, 1994 "66th Academy Awards: ""Schindler's List"", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win"

    • March 21, 1994 Dudley Moore arrested for hitting girlfriend

    • March 21, 1997 World Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Russia)

    • March 21, 1998 "Australian cricket team suffers its worst defeat in 60 years, beaten by an innings and 219 runs by India in Calcutta"

    • March 21, 1999 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.

    • March 21, 2002 "British schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey."

    • March 21, 2002 "In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl."

    • March 21, 2004 "In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority."

    • March 21, 2005 "In Red Lake, Minnesota, 10 are killed in a school shooting, the worst since the Columbine High School massacre."

    • March 21, 2006 "Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage."

    • March 21, 2008 Jewish Holiday - Purim - Work should be avoided. Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible.







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