March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 285 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 21st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 21st in history!
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- International Day Of Forest.
- World Poetry Day.
- International Day Of Colours.
- World Down Syndrome Day
- National French Bread Day
- National Common Courtesy Day
- International Day of Forests
- National Single Parents Day
- National Fragrance Day
What Happened On This Day – March 21
2013: The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old in 2013.
2006: Jack Dorsey sends the world’s first Twitter message, or tweet
The microblogging service revolutionized the communication and social networking landscape. In 2012, about 340 million tweets were posted per day.
1985: South African Police kill at least 21 black people commemorating a similar mass shooting 25 years before
The Sharpeville massacre in 1985 had left 69 unarmed people dead. It was a turning-point in the history of South Africa.
1975: Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years in 1975.
1970: Earth Day is celebrated for the first time
The first edition was limited to some cities in the United States. Today, Earth Day is observed by about 1 billion people around the world.
1961: The Beatles’ first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1961.
1952: The world’s first rock and roll concert is held in Cleveland, Ohio
DJ Alan Freed presented the concert, which was closed down after only one song because of over-crowding.
1943: A plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler by suicide bomb fails
German Wehrmacht officer, Rudolf von Gersdorff, failed to blow up the dictator but managed to defuse his bombs just before they went off and avoid suspicion.
1961: On this day, 21st March 1961, One of the iconic Rock bands of this world ‘The Beatles’ made their first appearance at Cavern Club, Liverpool. The above one is one of the first pictures taken at that time.
Births On This Day, March 21
1980: Ronaldinho, Brazilian footballer
1978: Rani Mukerji, Indian actress
1960: Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver
1940: Solomon Burke, American singer-songwriter
1806: Benito Juárez, Mexican lawyer, politician, 25th President of Mexico
Ronaldinho was born.
Rani Mukherjee was born.
Jair Bolsonaro was born.
Deaths On This Day, March 21
2013: Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author, poet, academic
2008: Klaus Dinger, German guitarist, songwriter
1843: Guadalupe Victoria, Mexican politician, 1st President of Mexico
1656: James Ussher, Irish archbishop
1556: Thomas Cranmer, English Archbishop of Canterbury
Wilbert Awdrey died.
William Blount died.
Peter Brown died.