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Tuesday March 21, 2017

March 21: Day of the Week

March 21, 2017 was the 80th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1804
    Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The last episode of the Australian TV series Mother and Son was broadcast.
  • 2002
    In 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?

  • 1882
    Bascom Lamar Lunsford, American lawyer, folklorist, and folk musician (d. 1973)
  • 1964
    Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi international football star
  • 1970
    Cenk Uygur, American radio talk show host
  • 1974
    Edsel Dope, American singer (Dope)
  • 1975
    Justin Pierce, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1978
    Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978
    Kevin Federline, American dancer; ex-husband of Britney Spears
  • 1982
    Aaron Hill, American baseball player
  • 1989
    Nicolas Lodeiro, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1995
    Diggy Simmons, American rapper

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