About March 21

March 21, 2022 is the 80th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 307 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

March 21: More About This Day

March 21st is the common date of the March equinox (although astronomically the equinox is more likely to fall on March 20 in all but the most easterly longitudes). In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries. It is also the traditional first day of the astrological year.

What Happened On March 21

  • 717
    Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
  • 1188
    Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan.
  • 1413
    Henry V becomes King of England.
  • 1788
    A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
  • 1801
    The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.
  • 1804
    Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law.
  • 1871
    Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
  • 1871
    Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
  • 1913
    Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1919
    The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
  • 1933
    Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed.
  • 1935
    Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans.'
  • 1937
    Ponce Massacre: 18 people and a 7-year-old girl in Ponce, Puerto Rico, are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed Governor, Blanton C. Winship.
  • 1943
    Wehrmacht officer Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through. Von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.
  • 1945
    World War II: Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully complete their defense of the north bank of the Drava River as the Battle of Drava concludes.
  • 1952
    Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1970
    The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto.
  • 1990
    Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.
  • 1994
    The last episode of the Australian TV series Mother and Son was broadcast.
  • 2006
    Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Khalifa and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport riot causing $1M in damage.

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