About March 21

March 21, 2020 is the 81st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 328 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1918
    World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.
  • 1921
    The New Economic Policy is implemented by the Bolshevik Party in response to the economic failure as a result of War Communism.
  • 1925
    Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • 1928
    Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.
  • 1965
    Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
  • 1970
    The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto.
  • 1980
    On the season finale of the soap opera Dallas, the infamous character J.R. Ewing is shot by an unseen assailant, leading to the catchphrase “Who shot J.R.?”

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