Monday, March 20, 2017

March 21

  • March 21, 1421
    A Franco-Scots army beat British at the Battle of Bauge
  • March 21, 1556
    Thomas Cranmer, an archbishop of Canterbury, is burned at stake at age 66
  • March 21, 1617
    Pocahontas dies of either small pox or pneumonia during preparation to sail back to Virginia
  • March 21, 1668
    Jean de La Fontaine, one of the most widely read French poets, publishes his Fables Choisies, a collection of 124 fables dividing into six books
  • March 21, 1697
    Tsar Peter the Great begins a tour through West Europe
  • March 21, 1801
    British expeditionary corps under Sir Ralph Abercrombie defeat the French army under General Menou in the Battle of Alexandria during Anglo-Ottoman land offensive
  • March 21, 1804
    The French civil code, later called the Napoleonic Code, is adopted and which forbids privileges based on birth and allows freedom of religion
  • March 21, 1858
    British forces in India lift the siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion
  • March 21, 1865
    The Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, ends, marking the last Confederate attempt to stop Union General William Sherman
  • March 21, 1871
    Journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition to Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone
  • March 21, 1871
    Otto von Bismarck becomes the 1st Chancellor of the German Empire
  • March 21, 1918
    German Army begins the Great March Offensive and drives the Allied army back 40 kilometers before losing momentum
  • March 21, 1921
    James "Big Jim" Colosimo, United States gangster and boss of an Italian American crime syndicate, is murdered by Al Capone
  • March 21, 1935
    Persia is officially renamed Iran
  • March 21, 1960
    Police kill 72 in South Africa and outlaws African National Congress during Sharpeville massacre
  • March 21, 1980
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan
  • March 21, 1990
    After 75 years of South African rule, Namibia becomes independent, with Sam Nujoma as the first president
  • March 21, 1991
    United Nations Security Council panel decides to lift the food embargo on Iraq
  • March 21, 1999
    Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon
  • March 21, 2014
    Russia formally annexes Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signed a bill finalizing the annexation process

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