On This Day

What Happened on March 21

Important Events

  • 1349 Between 100 and 3,000 Jews are killed in Black Death riots in Erfurt, Germany
  • 1804 Napoleonic Code adopted in France, stresses clearly written and accessible law

Mar 21 in Film & TV

Mar 21 in Music

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

Mar 21 in Sport

  • 1984 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

Do you know this fact about today?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 this fact about today?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 American Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford; divorced 1945

Famous Divorces

  • 1152 In one of the most expensive divorces in history, French King Louis VII is granted an annulment from Eleanor of Aquitaine on the grounds of consanguinity (being from the same kinship as another person)
  • 1975 American country singer Tammy Wynette (33) divorces American country singer-songwriter George Jones (43), after 6 years of marriage
  • 2008 Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences
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