On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1788

Historical Events

  • Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana

Historic Event

Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans

1788 Highlights

About March 21, 1788

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 233 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries