On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • African trade deal agreed by 44 African countries in Kigali, Rwanda
  • Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt kills himself in chase with police in Austin, Texas
  • China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”
  • Dave Patterson and John Hennessy win computings' Turing Award for RISC computer chips
  • English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg admits they "made mistakes" after data on 50 million users is harvested by Cambridge Analytica

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Nigerian government confirms 101 out of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped from Dapchi returned
  • Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi accepts plea deal for 8 months in prison after slapping Israeli officer
  • Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offers his resignation amid vote-buying scandal
  • Suicide bomber kills 31 in crowd celebrating Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan