March 21st Events

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March 21st, 2006 (March 21 2006)EventImmigrant 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.
March 21st, 2004 (March 21 2004)EventIn Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
March 21st, 2002 (March 21 2002)EventIn 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.Earl Long Quotes
March 21st, 2002 (March 21 2002)EventBritish schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
March 21st, 1999 (March 21 1999)EventBertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
March 21st, 1998 (March 21 1998)EventGood Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland.
March 21st, 1997 (March 21 1997)EventIn a Tel Aviv, Israel coffee shop, a suicide bomber kills 3 and injures 49.
March 21st, 1990 (March 21 1990)EventNamibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
March 21st, 1989 (March 21 1989)EventSports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.
March 21st, 1985 (March 21 1985)EventCanadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)EventUS President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.Jimmy Carter Quotes
March 21st, 1980 (March 21 1980)EventOn the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase "Who Shot JR?"
March 21st, 1970 (March 21 1970)EventThe first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.
March 21st, 1970 (March 21 1970)EventVinko 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.
March 21st, 1968 (March 21 1968)EventBattle of Karameh in Jordan between Israeli Defense Forces and Fatah.
March 21st, 1965 (March 21 1965)EventRanger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
March 21st, 1965 (March 21 1965)EventMartin Luther King Jr leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.Martin Luther Quotes
March 21st, 1964 (March 21 1964)EventIn Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing "Non ho l eta" ("I m not old enough").
March 21st, 1963 (March 21 1963)EventAlcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
March 21st, 1960 (March 21 1960)EventApartheid: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
March 21st, 1952 (March 21 1952)EventAlan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
March 21st, 1945 (March 21 1945)EventWorld War II: British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
March 21st, 1943 (March 21 1943)EventMassacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
March 21st, 1937 (March 21 1937)EventPonce Massacre: 18 people and a 7-yr-old girl in Ponce, Puerto Rico are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed PR Governor, Blanton C. Winship.
March 21st, 1935 (March 21 1935)EventShah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means Land of the Aryans .
March 21st, 1933 (March 21 1933)EventConstruction of Dachau, the first Nazi Germany concentration camp, is completed.
March 21st, 1928 (March 21 1928)EventCharles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
March 21st, 1918 (March 21 1918)EventWorld War I: Second Battle of the Somme begins.
March 21st, 1913 (March 21 1913)EventOver 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
March 21st, 1871 (March 21 1871)EventOtto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
March 21st, 1871 (March 21 1871)EventJournalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
March 21st, 1859 (March 21 1859)EventZoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated
March 21st, 1857 (March 21 1857)EventAn earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000.
March 21st, 1844 (March 21 1844)EventThe Baha i calendar begins. This is the first day of the first year of the Baha i calendar. It is annually celebrated by members of the Baha i Faith as the Baha i New Year or Naw-Ruz.
March 21st, 1844 (March 21 1844)EventThe original date predicted by William Miller for the return of Christ.William Miller Quotes
March 21st, 1821 (March 21 1821)EventFirst revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.
March 21st, 1804 (March 21 1804)EventCode Napoleon is adopted as French civil law.
March 21st, 1801 (March 21 1801)EventThe Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.
March 21st, 1800 (March 21 1800)EventWith the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mache.
March 21st, 1788 (March 21 1788)EventA fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
March 21st, 1556 (March 21 1556)EventIn Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake.
March 21st, 1413 (March 21 1413)EventHenry V becomes King of England.
March 21st, 1188 (March 21 1188)EventAccession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku.
March 21st, 0717 (March 21 0717)EventBattle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
March 21st, 0630 (March 21 0630)EventByzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem.

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