21 March

21 March

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • 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

Historic Events

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.

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.

Famous Birthdays

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.

Heartbreaking Deaths

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.


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