What Happened on March 21

Significant Events

  • 1349 Between 100 and 3,000 Jews are killed in Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany
  • 1804 Civil Code of Napoleon adopted in France
  • 1871 Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
  • 1975 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • 2014 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
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March 21 in Film & TV

March 21 in Music

  • 1961 The Beatles' first appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool

March 21 in Sport

  • 1984 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

Did You Know?

The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old

On March 21, 2013

Would You Believe?

Yogi the bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds by the US military testing ejection seats

On March 21, 1962

Famous Weddings

  • 1874 Ulysses S. Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House
  • 1891 A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years
  • 1941 Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford
  • 1945 Actor Humphrey Bogart (44) marries actress Lauren Bacall (20)
  • 1962 Academy award-winning actor Rex Harrison (54) weds actress and third wife Rachel Roberts (34) in Genoa, Italy

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences
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