Historical Events on March 21 (Part 2)

  • 2017 Singer Wyclef Jean wrongly identified as a suspect, handcuffed and detained by LA county sheriff’s department
  • 2018 African trade deal agreed by 44 African countries in Kigali, Rwanda
  • 2018 Austin bombing suspect Mark Conditt kills himself in chase with police in Austin, Texas
  • 2018 China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”
  • 2018 Dave Patterson and John Hennessy win computings' Turing Award for RISC computer chips
  • 2018 English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London

Event of Interest

2018 Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg admits they "made mistakes" after data on 50 million users is harvested by Cambridge Analytica

  • 2018 Nigerian government confirms 101 out of 110 schoolgirls kidnapped from Dapchi returned
  • 2018 Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi accepts plea deal for 8 months in prison after slapping Israeli officer
  • 2018 Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offers his resignation amid vote-buying scandal
  • 2018 Suicide bomber kills 31 in crowd celebrating Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2019 A huge blast from a chemical factory in Chenjiagang Chemical Industry Park in eastern China is so big it registers as an earthquake, kills 78 people and injuries 617
  • 2019 Bangladeshi woman with two uteruses safely gives birth to twins 26 days after giving birth to another child

Film & TV History

2019 Emilia Clarke reveals she suffered two brain aneurysms while filming "Games of Thrones" in an article for "The New Yorker"

Event of Interest

2019 Former Brazilian President Michel Temer is arrested in São Paulo as part of a large corruption investigation

  • 2019 Governor of Missouri Mike Parson declares a state of emergency as flooding from Nebraska and Iowa flows downstream into the state

Sports History

2019 Japanese baseball right fielder Ichiro Suzuki finishes his career with a record 4,367 base hits (NPB & MLB) as Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland A's, 5-4 in Tokyo, Japan

Event of Interest

2019 Levi Strauss & Company is traded publicly for the second time in its history on the New York stock exchange

Event of Interest

2019 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons, 6 days after the Christchurch terrorist attack

  • 2019 Overloaded boat sinks in the Tigris river near Mosul, Iraq, drowning nearly 100

Music Concert

2019 Ringo Starr's fourteenth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonette, and Warren Ham

Event of Interest

2019 US President Donald Trump says US should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Twitter

  • 2020 Italy records record daily death toll of 793 for COVID-19 as the worldwide death tolls surpasses 12,000 with 299,000 known infections (Johns Hopkins figures)
  • 2021 45 crushed to death in a crowd paying respects to the late President John Magufuli at a stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 2022 178 wildfires have burnt more than 108,000 acres across southwest Texas according to local fire officials with 23 still active [1]
  • 2022 China Eastern Airlines jetliner crashes in mountains in Guangxi region, China, with 132 people on board
  • 2022 Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin in Washington D.C.

Event of Interest

2022 Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador inaugurates Felipe Angeles International Airport to serve Mexico City [1]

  • 2023 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Afghanistan's north-east near the border with Pakistan, killing at least 19 and injuring over 200 people [1]
  • 2023 Ugandan government passes Anti Homosexuality Bill, including punishment of 10 years in prison for identifying as LGBTQ+ [1]