March 21: Day of the Week
March 21, 2021 was the 80th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac 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.
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March 21: This Day in History
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.
March 21 Historical Event(s)
- 1844The Bahá'í calendar begins. This is the first day of the first year of the Bahá'í calendar. It is annually celebrated by members of the Bahá'í Faith as the Bahá'í New Year or Náw-Rúz.
- 1871Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
- 1913Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
- 1919The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
- 1945World 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.
- 1945World War II: Operation Carthage – British planes bomb Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also hit a school and 125 civilians are killed.
- 1965Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9 which is the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
- 1994The last episode of the Australian TV series Mother and Son was broadcast.
- 1999Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
- 2002In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Who were born on March 21?
- 1768Joseph Fourier, French mathematician (d. 1830)
- 1917Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
- 1918Patrick J. Lucey, American politician
- 1959Yuval Rotem, Israeli Ambassador
- 1961Lothar Matthäus, German footballer
- 1970Shiho Niiyama, Japanese voice actress (d. 2000)
- 1973Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
- 1980Lee Jin, South Korean actress
- 1988Erik Johnson, American ice hockey player
- 1990Mandy Capristo, German singer (Monrose)
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