Saturday, January 28, 2023 (Week 04)

March 21 in History

What happened on March 21 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on march 21 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on march 21 in history.

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1984
A Soviet submarine crashes into the USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of Japan.
1980
President Jimmy Carter announces to the U.S. Olympic Team that they will not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
1975
As North Vietnamese forces advance, Hue and other northern towns in South Vietnam are evacuated.
1971
Two U.S. platoons in Vietnam refuse their orders to advance.
1965
The United States launches Ranger 9, last in a series of unmanned lunar explorations.
1963
Alcatraz Island, the federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, California, closes.
1951
Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall reports that the U.S. military has doubled to 2.9 million since the start of the Korean War.
1941
The last Italian post in East Libya, North Africa, falls to the British.
1939
Singer Kate Smith records “God Bless America” for Victor Records.
1928
President Calvin Coolidge presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh, a captain in the US Army Air Corps Reserve, for making the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. On June 11, 1927, Lindbergh had received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded.
1918
The Germans launch the ‘Michael’ offensive, better remembered as the First Battle of the Somme.
1910
The U.S. Senate grants ex-President Teddy Roosevelt an annual pension of $10,000.
1908
Frenchman Henri Farman carries a passenger in a bi-plane for the first time.
1906
Ohio passes a law that prohibits hazing by fraternities.
1865
The Battle of Bentonville, N.C. ends, marking the last Confederate attempt to stop Union General William Sherman.
1858
British forces in India lift the siege of Lucknow, ending the Indian Mutiny.
1851
Emperor Tu Duc orders that Christian priests are to put to death.
1806
Lewis and Clark begin their trip home after an 8,000 mile trek of the Mississippi basin and the Pacific Coast.
1788
Almost the entire city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is destroyed by fire.
1617
Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) dies of either small pox or pneumonia while in England with her husband, John Rolfe.
1556
Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is burned at the stake at Oxford after retracting the last of seven recantations that same day.