On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1788

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

1788 Highlights

About March 21, 1788

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 232 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries