On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1788

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III