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Wednesday March 21, 2018

March 21: Day of the Week

March 21, 2018 was the 80th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1413
    Henry V becomes King of England.
  • 1788
    A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
  • 1921
    The New Economic Policy is implemented by the Bolshevik Party in response to the economic failure as a result of War Communism.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 1960
    Apartheid: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.
  • 1964
    In Copenhagen, Denmark, Gigliola Cinquetti wins the ninth Eurovision Song Contest for Italy singing “Non ho l'età” (“I'm not old enough”).
  • 1968
    Battle of Karameh in Jordan between Israeli Defense Forces and Fatah.
  • 1980
    US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.

Who were born on March 21?

  • 1863
    George Owen Squier, American inventor (d. 1934)
  • 1869
    Florenz Ziegfeld, American theater producer (d. 1932)
  • 1902
    Son House, American musician (d. 1988)
  • 1916
    Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian shehnai maestro (d. 2006)
  • 1940
    Solomon Burke, American singer (d. 2010)
  • 1962
    Matthew Broderick, American actor
  • 1967
    Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
  • 1968
    Jaye Davidson, American actor
  • 1976
    Rachael MacFarlane, American voice actress
  • 1988
    Erik Johnson, American ice hockey player

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