Historical Events on 21st March

Events 1 - 193 of 193

630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem.
717 - Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
1188 - Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku.
1349 - 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany
1413 - Henry V becomes King of England.
1421 - Battle of Beauge-French beat English
1492 - Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus
1610 - King James I addresses English House of Commons
1681 - 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
1702 - Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament
1788 - Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
1788 - Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans
1791 - Capt Hopley Yeaton of NH becomes 1st commissioned officer in USN
1804 - French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
1821 - First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
1824 - Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
Composer Ludwig van BeethovenComposer Ludwig van Beethoven 1826 - Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna
1835 - Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass
1844 - Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)
1844 - The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world.
1857 - Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die
1859 - Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh
1859 - Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated
1860 - US extradition treaty with Sweden
1863 - Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon
1864 - Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana
1865 - Battle of Bentonville ends, last Confederate effort to stop Sherman
1866 - US Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
1868 - 1st US professional women's club, Sorosis, forms in NYC
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1871 - Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
1871 - Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)
1871 - 32nd Grand National: Mr Tommy Pickernell aboard The Lamb IRE wins
1872 - 33rd Grand National: John Page aboard Casse Tete wins
1885 - 2nd French government of Ferry resigns
1888 - Arthur Pinero's "Sweet Lavender" premieres in London
1890 - Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
1899 - British & French accord over West Africa
1902 - 64th Grand National: David Read aboard Shannon Lass wins
1907 - US invades Honduras
1909 - Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)
1909 - Germany sends Russia a diplomatic notes requesting recognition of the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cessation of support to Serbia in the controversy
German Statesman Otto Von BismarckGerman Statesman Otto Von Bismarck 1913 - -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
1914 - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
1914 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
1916 - JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as gov-gen of Neth Indies
1917 - Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy's 1st female Petty Officer
1918 - -28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive
1921 - Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC
1922 - KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
1923 - US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition
1924 - 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
1924 - Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
1925 - Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
1925 - Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
1925 - The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution
1927 - Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
1931 - KRO-broadcast studio initiated in Hilversum Holland
1931 - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1931 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1933 - Hitler, Guring, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin
1934 - Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500
1934 - Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play
1935 - Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier" premieres in Paris
1935 - Persia officially renamed Iran
1937 - Ponce massacre, police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade
1939 - Nazi-Germany demands Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
1941 - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 - Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk
1943 - Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
1943 - Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
1944 - Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy
1945 - 1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1945 - During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany
1945 - Dutch Resistance fighter Hannie Schaft arrested by Nazi police
1946 - Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
1946 - UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
1947 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
1947 - Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
1947 - Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, NZ v England at Christchurch
1948 - "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
1949 - WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
1951 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
1952 - "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 perfs
1952 - -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel RosenbergAlleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg 1952 - 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
1952 - Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
1953 - NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse)
1954 - KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus desires Cyprus joining Greece
1955 - Brooklyn Bulletin ask Dodger fans not to call their team "Bums"
1956 - 28th Academy Awards - "Marty", Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win
1957 - Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC
1958 - 1st presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award
1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1959 - "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
1959 - 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70
1959 - 113th Grand National: Michael Scudamore aboard Oxo wins
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 1960 - Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC
1961 - Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
1961 - Beatles' 1st appearance at the Cavern Club
1962 - A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
1962 - Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control
1962 - Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
1962 - Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
The last prisoners walk down Broadway as Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closesThe last prisoners walk down Broadway as Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closes 1963 - Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
1963 - David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
1964 - 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
1964 - Beatles' "She Loves You" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1964 - UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
1964 - 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard Team Spirit
1964 - 9th Eurovision Song Contest: Gigliola Cinquetti for Italy wins singing "Non ho l'eta" in Copenhagen
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
1965 - US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
1966 - US preme Court reverses Mass ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene
1968 - "Royals" chosen as the name of new KC AL franchise
1968 - Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London
1968 - Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
1968 - Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé
1969 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
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.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1970 - 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
1970 - 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
1971 - Gavaskar scores 1st of his 34 Test Cricket tons, 116 at Georgetown
1971 - Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1971 - Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"
1971 - WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - US Supreme Court rules states can't require 1-yr residency to vote
1973 - Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals
1974 - Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
1975 - Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
1978 - Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
1978 - San Francisco passes its-and U.S.'-most comprehensive homosexual rights bill
1979 - Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
NHL Legend Frank MahovlichNHL Legend Frank Mahovlich 1980 - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
1982 - "Little Johnny Jones" opens & closes at Alvin Theater NYC
1982 - Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
1982 - Movie "Annie" premieres
1982 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1983 - Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled
1984 - Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
1984 - NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule
1984 - Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon
1984 - Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
1985 - Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame
1985 - Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
1986 - 199.22 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 1986 - Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) & 3 km (4:18.02)
1986 - Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million
1987 - PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
1988 - 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Randy Travis, and Reba McEntire win
1989 - 1st sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral
1990 - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 149 perfs
1990 - "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
1990 - "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
1990 - Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
1991 - 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams JrCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr 1991 - Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
1991 - Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship
1991 - UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq
1992 - 2nd WLAF season begins
1992 - Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
1993 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1993 - Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint
1993 - South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
1994 - 66th Academy Awards - "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win
1994 - Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of Natl History
1994 - Dudley Moore arrested for hitting girlfriend
1994 - Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals
1995 - NJ officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295
1995 - NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1996 - "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 perfs
1997 - Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
1997 - Wrestlemania XIII
1998 - Good Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland.
1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
1999 - 71st Academy Awards - "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win
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.
2002 - British schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
2004 - In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
Actress Gwyneth PaltrowActress Gwyneth Paltrow 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.
2012 - Greek Parliament votes in favour of an international bailout deal
2012 - Five former Guatemalan paramilitaries are sentenced to 7,710 years in jail for their role in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in 1982
2013 - 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
2013 - 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
2013 - At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon
2013 - 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
2013 - A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar
2013 - The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old
2013 - Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League
2014 - Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation

<< 20th March

— Historical Events on this Day —

22nd March >>

Search Historical Events in History

Day  Month  Year  Type