What Happened on March 21, 2002

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • Schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

  • Herman Talmadge, American politician (b. 1913)