What Happened on March 21

Significant Events

  • 1349 3,000 Jews 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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Did You Know?

Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever

On March 21, 1952

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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