Historical Events on 21st March

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630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem.
717 - Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
1188 - Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku.
1349 - 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany
1413 - Henry V becomes King of England.
1421 - Battle of Beauge-French beat English
1492 - Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus
1610 - King James I addresses English House of Commons
1681 - 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
1697 - Czar Peter the Great begins tour through West-Europe
1702 - Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament
1788 - Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
1788 - Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 1791 - Capt Hopley Yeaton of NH becomes 1st commissioned officer in USN
1804 - French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
1821 - First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
1824 - Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses
1826 - Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna
1835 - Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass
1844 - Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1)
1844 - The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world.
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1857 - Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die
1859 - Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh
1859 - Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated
1860 - US extradition treaty with Sweden
1863 - Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon
1864 - Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana
1865 - Battle of Bentonville ends, last Confederate effort to stop Sherman
1866 - US Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
1868 - 1st US professional women's club, Sorosis, forms in NYC
1871 - Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
German Statesman Otto Von BismarckGerman Statesman Otto Von Bismarck 1871 - Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)
1885 - 2nd French government of Ferry resigns
1888 - Arthur Pinero's "Sweet Lavender" premieres in London
1890 - Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
1899 - British & French accord over West Africa
1907 - US invades Honduras
1909 - Moran & MacFarland (US) wins Europe's 1st 6 day bicycle race (Berlin)
1909 - Germany sends Russia a diplomatic notes requesting recognition of the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cessation of support to Serbia in the controversy
1913 - -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
1914 - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
1914 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Norman M Scott
1916 - JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as gov-gen of Neth Indies
1917 - Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy's 1st female Petty Officer
1918 - -28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive
1921 - Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC
1922 - KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
1923 - US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition
1924 - 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
1924 - Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
1925 - Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
1925 - Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
1925 - The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution
1927 - Guomindang Army conquerors Shanghai as British marines flee
1931 - KRO-broadcast studio initiated in Hilversum Holland
1931 - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1931 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1933 - Hitler, Guring, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin
1934 - Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500
1934 - Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play
1935 - Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier" premieres in Paris
1935 - Persia officially renamed Iran
1937 - Ponce massacre, police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade
1939 - Nazi-Germany demands Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
1941 - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 1942 - Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk
1942 - Heavy German assault on Malta
1943 - Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
1943 - Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
1944 - Gen Eisenhower postpones S France invasion until after Normandy
1945 - 1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa
1945 - During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany
1945 - Dutch Resistance fighter Hannie Schaft arrested by Nazi police
1946 - Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
1946 - UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
1947 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1947 - Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
1947 - Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, NZ v England at Christchurch
1948 - "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
1949 - WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
1951 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage
1952 - "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 perfs
1952 - -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
1952 - 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
1952 - Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
1953 - NBA record 106 fouls & 12 players foul out (Boston-Syracuse)
1954 - KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus desires Cyprus joining Greece
1955 - Brooklyn Bulletin ask Dodger fans not to call their team "Bums"
1956 - 28th Academy Awards - "Marty", Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 1957 - Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC
1958 - 1st presentation of West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award
1958 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1959 - "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
1959 - 21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70
1960 - Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC
1961 - Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)
1961 - Beatles' 1st appearance at the Cavern Club
1962 - A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
1962 - Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control
1962 - Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
1962 - Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
1963 - Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
1963 - David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
1964 - 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
1964 - Beatles' "She Loves You" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1964 - UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
1965 - US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
1966 - US preme Court reverses Mass ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene
1968 - "Royals" chosen as the name of new KC AL franchise
1968 - Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London
1968 - Israeli forces cross Jordan River to attack PLO bases
1968 - Portuguese socialist Mario Soares banished to Sao Tomé
1969 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1970 - Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
1971 - Gavaskar scores 1st of his 34 Test Cricket tons, 116 at Georgetown
1971 - Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1971 - Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"
1971 - WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - US Supreme Court rules states can't require 1-yr residency to vote
1973 - Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals
1974 - Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
NHL Hall of Famer Frank MahovlichNHL Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich 1975 - Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
1978 - Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
1979 - Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
1980 - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
1982 - "Little Johnny Jones" opens & closes at Alvin Theater NYC
1982 - Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
1982 - Movie "Annie" premieres
1982 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1983 - Only known typo on Time Magazine cover (control=contol), all recalled
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 1984 - Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
1984 - NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule
1984 - Part of Central Park is named Strawberry Fields honoring John Lennon
1984 - Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
1985 - Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame
1985 - Bloodbath at Langa (Uitenhage) South-Africa, 19 killed
1986 - 199.22 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986 - Kania skates ladies world record 500 m (39.52 sec) & 3 km (4:18.02)
1986 - Pittsburgh Associates buy Pittsburgh Pirates for $218 million
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 1987 - PSV sells soccer player Ruud Gullit to AC Milan (Ÿ17 million)
1988 - 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr
1989 - 1st sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral
1990 - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 149 perfs
1990 - "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
1990 - "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
1990 - Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams JrCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr 1991 - 27 lost at sea when 2 US Navy anti-submarine planes collide
1991 - Largest wrestling crowd in Japan (64,500) at Tokyo Dome
1991 - Tatsumi Fujinami beats Ric Flair for NWA wrestling championship
1991 - UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq
1992 - 2nd WLAF season begins
1992 - Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
1993 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
1993 - Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint
1993 - South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
Actor Tom HanksActor Tom Hanks 1994 - 66th Academy Awards - "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win
1994 - Anne P Sidamon-Eristoff named chairwoman of Museum of Natl History
1994 - Dudley Moore arrested for hitting girlfriend
1994 - Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals
1995 - NJ officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295
1995 - NYC agrees to sell its 2 owned radio stations (WNYC AM & FM)
1996 - "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 perfs
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 1997 - Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
1997 - Wrestlemania XIII
1998 - Good Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland.
1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
1999 - 71st Academy Awards - "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win
2002 - In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
2002 - British schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
Actress Gwyneth PaltrowActress Gwyneth Paltrow 2004 - In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
2006 - Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage.
2012 - Greek Parliament votes in favour of an international bailout deal
2012 - Five former Guatemalan paramilitaries are sentenced to 7,710 years in jail for their role in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in 1982
2013 - 12 people are killed and 30 are injured by a car bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
2013 - 42 people are killed and 84 are injured by a bombing in a mosque in Damascus, Syria
2013 - At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon
2013 - 24 people are killed and 100 are injured by a tornado and hail storm in southern China
2013 - A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar
2013 - The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old
2013 - Martin Gould defeats Ali Carter to win the snooker 2013 Championship League
2014 - Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation

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