About March 21

March 21, 2024 is the 81st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 314 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

  • 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.
  • 1800
    With 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-mâché.
  • 1814
    Napoleonic Wars: Austrian forces repel French troops in the Battle of Arcis-sur-Aube.
  • 1821
    Greek War of Independence: First revolutionary act in the monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta.
  • 1857
    An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000.
  • 1871
    Otto von Bismarck is appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
  • 1921
    The New Economic Policy is implemented by the Bolshevik Party in response to the economic failure as a result of War Communism.
  • 1928
    Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
  • 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: British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Operation Carthage – British planes bomb Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also hit a school and 125 civilians are killed.
  • 1946
    The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the American football since 1933.
  • 1964
    In Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing “Non ho l'età” (“I'm not old enough”).
  • 1965
    Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1989
    Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.
  • 1990
    Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.

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