March 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Rwanda ceded to Great Britain
  • Mar 1 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
  • Mar 3 Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
  • Mar 3 The Asiatic Inquiry Commission, established by the South African Government, proposes a system of voluntary repatriation and segregation of Indians and prohibits Indians from buying agricultural land in a specified area along the coast
  • Mar 4 Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas

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Mar 4 Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Mar 5 The Durban Land Alienation Ordinance passes, enabling the Durban City Council to exclude Indians from ownership or occupation of property in white areas, South Africa
  • Mar 5 The US warns Costa Rica and Panama to settle disputes peacefully
  • Mar 6 Police in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
  • Mar 6 The Natal Indian Congress is resuscitated and reorganised at a meeting in Durban, with Ismail Gora as President

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Mar 7 Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt naval base

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Mar 8 Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Mar 12 Cairo Conference begins, British meeting to determine Middle Eastern policies, Gertrude Bell and T. E. Lawrence attend

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • Mar 13 Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China
  • Mar 16 Britain signs a trade agreement with the USSR and sends a trade mission to Moscow: this goes against the US, who in the same month refused to sign a trade agreement
  • Mar 17 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic in London

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Mar 17 Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Mar 17 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)
  • Mar 17 The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
  • Mar 18 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
  • Mar 18 Steamer "Hong Koh" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
  • Mar 19 Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded
  • Mar 20 Upper Silesia votes for amalgamation with Germany in a plebiscite that is 63% in favor
  • Mar 23 Germany announces it will be unable to meet its Great War reparation payments
  • Mar 31 British coal miners goes on strike

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Richard Wilbur, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)
  • Mar 1 Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke, (NY)
  • Mar 2 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), born in Boston (d. 2017)
  • Mar 5 Berkley Bedell, (Rep-D-IA, 1975- )
  • Mar 6 Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)
  • Mar 10 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 11 F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, American sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • Mar 11 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 12 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian CEO (Fiat Automakers)
  • Mar 12 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • Mar 12 Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Al Jaffee, American comic strip cartoonist and illustrator (MAD Magazine), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Mar 14 S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A
  • Mar 15 Stafford Smythe, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971)
  • Mar 16 Anne Truitt (born Anne Dean), Baltimore USA, American artist
  • Mar 16 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), born in Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (d. 2005)
  • Mar 17 Donald Barron, Scottish accountant and CEO (Midland Bank), born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 20 Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Senegal, director general (UNESCO)
  • Mar 21 Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 21 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician and President of Iraq (1963-66), born in Baghdad, Mandatory Iraq (d. 1966)
  • Mar 22 Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Netherland, foreign minister (KVP)
  • Mar 23 Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (set world land and water records in 1964), born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 1967)
  • Mar 23 Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • Mar 23 Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer
  • Mar 24 Sir Wilson Harris, Guyanese author (Palace of the Peacock, Jonestown, The Ghost of Memory), born in New Amsterdam, British Guiana (d. 2018)
  • Mar 25 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • Mar 26 George Jefferson, CEO (British Telecom)
  • Mar 26 Peter Horsley, CEO (Osprey Aviation)
  • Mar 27 Tom Bevill, American Democratic fifteen-term U.S. congressman, born in Townley, Alabama (d. 2005)
  • Mar 29 Hugh Neill, British businessman and Army officer, Lord-Lieutenant (South Yorkshire), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Mar 30 Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
  • Mar 2 Champ Clark, American politician (b. 1850)
  • Mar 3 P.J.H. [Pierre] Cuypers, Dutch architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • Mar 11 Sherburne W Burnham, US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
  • Mar 21 "Big Jim" Colisimo, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • Mar 29 John Burroughs, American writer and nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), dies at 83