March 21 holidays in 2021

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
World Down Syndrome Day
- International
Harmony Day
Australia Observance
National Common Courtesy Day
- Weird
National Countdown Day
- Weird
National Single Parents Day
- Weird
National Fragrance Day
- Weird
National California Strawberry Day
- Weird
National French Bread Day
- Weird
National Education and Sharing Day
- Weird
Nowruz
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Historical Events on March 21

  • 1814: At the Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube during the Napoleonic Wars, French forces are repelled by Austrian forces.
  • 1844: Today is the first day of the first year of the Bahá’í Calendar.
  • 1861: The Cornerstone Speech is given by Alexander Stephens.
  • 1913: Over twenty thousand homes and 360 people are killed during the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1918: The German Spring Offensive starts with Operation Michael during World War I.
  • 1925: Teaching human evolution is banned in Tennessee with the passage of the Butler Act.
  • 1943:  Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb but the plan fails. Fortunately, he was able to diffuse the bomb in time to avoid suspicion.
  • 1945: Mandalay, Burma is liberated by British forces during World War II.
  • 1945: Operation Carthage begins during World War II. During this operation, RAF planes bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Unfortunately, they also accidentally hit a school and kill over a 120 people.
  • 1960: 180 people are wounded and 69 are killed when the police in South Africa fire on demonstrators. This event would become known as the Sharpeville Massacre.
  • 1963: The Federal Penitentiary Alcatraz in California is shut down.

Famous Birthdays on March 21

  • American candy maker and creator of the Mars Bar and M&M’s, Forrest Mars, Sr. is born in 1904.
  • American poet and author, Phyllis McGinley is born in 1905.
  • American captain and politician, 38th Governor of Wisconsin Patrick Lucey, is born in 1918.
  • English actor Gary Oldman is born in 1958.
  • American actor Matthew Broderick is born in 1962.
  • American actress and TV show host, Rosie O’Donnell is born in 1962.
  • American author Mark Waid is born in 1962.

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