DateNameLocation / Topic
Thursday, Mar 21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Thursday, Mar 21
World Poetry Day World Poetry Day
Thursday, Mar 21
World Down Syndrome Day World Down Syndrome Day
Thursday, Mar 21
International Day of Forests International Day of Forests
Thursday, Mar 21
Nowruz Nowruz
Thursday, Mar 21
Harmony Day Harmony Day
Thursday, Mar 21
Independence Day Independence Day
Thursday, Mar 21
Human Rights Day Human Rights Day
Thursday, Mar 21
Purim Purim
Thursday, Mar 21
Holi Holi
Thursday, Mar 21
Holi
Thursday, Mar 21
Holi Phagwa
Thursday, Mar 21
Mother's Day Mother's Day
Thursday, Mar 21
International Nowruz Day International Nowruz Day
Thursday, Mar 21
Purim (Tel Aviv) Purim (Tel Aviv)
Thursday, Mar 21
Spring Equinox Spring Equinox
Thursday, Mar 21
National Common Courtesy Day National Common Courtesy Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National Countdown Day National Countdown Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National Single Parent Day National Single Parent Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National Fragrance Day National Fragrance Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National California Strawberry Day National California Strawberry Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National French Bread Day National French Bread Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National Farm Rescuer Day National Farm Rescuer Day
Thursday, Mar 21
March Equinox March Equinox
Thursday, Mar 21
National Close the Gap Day National Close the Gap Day
Thursday, Mar 21
Doljatra
Thursday, Mar 21
Dolyatra
Thursday, Mar 21
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
Thursday, Mar 21
Dulhandi
Thursday, Mar 21
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Thursday, Mar 21
World Vermouth Day World Vermouth Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National Healthy Fats Day National Healthy Fats Day
Thursday, Mar 21
National Crunchy Taco Day National Crunchy Taco Day
Thursday, Mar 21
World Puppetry Day World Puppetry Day
Thursday, Mar 21
Companies That Care Day Companies That Care Day

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.