What Happened on March 21

Significant Events

  • 1349 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany
  • 1804 Civil Code of Napoleon adopted in France
  • 1871 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
  • 1975 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • 2014 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
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Did You Know?

Persia is officially renamed Iran

On March 21, 1935

Famous Weddings

  • 1874 Ulysses S. Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House
  • 1891 A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years
  • 1941 Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford
  • 1945 Actor Humphrey Bogart (44) marries actress Lauren Bacall (20)
  • 1963 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences
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