March 21 holidays in 2019

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - International
World Poetry Day - International
World Down Syndrome Day - International
Harmony Day Australia Observance
Purim Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Holi Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Holi India Multiple Types
Nauryz Kazakhstan Public Holiday
Holi Phagwa Suriname Public Holiday
Mother's Day Lebanon Observance
International Day of Nowruz - International
International Day of Forests - International
Mothers' Day Syria Observance
Nowruz Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Purim (Tel Aviv) Israel National Holiday, Hebrew
Benito Juárez's Birthday Memorial Mexico National Holiday
Human Rights Day South africa Public Holiday
Spring Equinox Japan National Holiday
National Holiday "Nooruz" - Public Holiday
Independence Day Namibia Public Holiday
National Common Courtesy Day - Unofficial
National Countdown Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
National Single Parents Day - Unofficial
National Fragrance Day - Unofficial
National California Strawberry Day - Unofficial
National French Bread Day - Unofficial
National Farm Rescuer Day - Unofficial
March equinox Multiple [Show] Season
National Close the Gap Day Australia Observance
March Equinox Multiple [Show] Season
Nowruz/Spring Holiday Azerbaijan Public Holiday
Doljatra Bangladesh Optional Holiday
Dolyatra India Restricted Holiday
Hazarat Ali's Birthday India Restricted Holiday
Dulhandi Pakistan Optional Holiday
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - Unofficial
Common Courtesy Day - Unofficial

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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Earth Day

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