According to Gregory calendar, on March 21, the day number in a year is 81 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 82. March 21 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 21 March in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1413Henry V became King of England.
1556Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, one of the fathers of Anglicanism, was burned at the stake in Oxford, England.
1788The Great New Orleans fire killed 25% of the population and destroyed 856 buildings, including St. Louis Cathedral and Cabadie, and transformed much of the city into ruins.
1791The British army defeated Tipu Sultan and captured the then Bangalore.
1800Pope Pius VII was crowned in Venice with a makeshift papal tiara made of papier-mâché, after several months of impasse, having been elected as a compromise candidate.
1804The Napoleonic Code was adopted as French civil law.
1836Calcutta (now Kolkata) started the first public library, now named the National Library.
1844The Bahá'í calendar was introduced.
1857The devastating earthquake in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, killed about 170,000 people.
1859The Scotland National Gallery opened in Edinburgh.
1871Otto von Bismarck, the founder of the German Empire, was announced as its first Chancellor.
1906Jim Thomson, an American businessman who saved the Thai silk industry, was born.
1909The remains of the Báb, one of the three central figures of the Bahá'í Faith, were interred by ʻAbdu'l-Bahl in present-day Haifa, Israel.
1913The Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio killed over 360 and destroyed 20,000 homes.
1916Renowned Shehnai player Bismillah Khan was born in Dumraon, Bihar.
1918World War I—German forces opened the Spring Offensive with Operation Michael, an attempt to break through Allied lines and seize ports on the English Channel.
1919The Hungarian Republic of Hungary was founded by Bela Kun.
1937A police squad, acting under orders from the governor of a Puerto Rico vantanship, opened fire on protesters protesting Puerto Rican nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos, killing 17 and injuring more than 200. were injured.
1940Paul Ryanad became Prime Minister of France
1943World War II-Wehrmacht officer Rudolf Christoph von Gersdorff attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in a suicide attack, but had to cancel the plan at the last minute.
1945World War II—Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully defend the northern bank of the Drava River in what is known as the Battle of the Transdanubian Hills.
1946The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League signed Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the league since 1933.
1954At the first Filmfare Awards ceremony, only 5 awards were held, with two bighas of land receiving the best film award. The director of this film, Bimal Roy, won the Best Director award. Dilip Kumar Daag for Best Actor), Meena Kumari Baiju Bawra for Best Actress) and Naushad for Best Film for Best Film.
1963Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in California's San Francisco Bay - one of the world's most infamous and best-known prisons - was closed.
1975The then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed declared Emergency under Section 352 at the request of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Which lasted till 21 March 1977.
1975The monarchy ended after three thousand years in Ethiopia.
1978Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee was born.
1980Dallas airs its "A House Divided" episode, which sparks international speculation about who shot JR
1990Nambia gained independence from South Africa.
1991Two anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy collided at sea. Twenty-seven people died in the accident.
1994Anne P. Sidamon-Eristoff has been named the new president of the Museum of National History.
1999at the 71st Academy Awards Oscar ceremony hosted by Whoopi Goldberg; Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture, with Roberto Benigni and Gwyneth Paltrow taking home lead acting awards among others.
2000Girija Prasad Koirala appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
2002British schoolgirl Amanda Dowler was abducted on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
2006A man using a hammer smashed a statue of Phra Phrom at the Eran Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, and was later beaten to death by onlookers.
2008Scientists have found new evidence of Saturn being the ocean on the moon Titan.
2010Ten people were killed and seven wounded in a suicide bombing in Geresh, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
2011Terrorist leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli was targeted with more bombings during the third night of the international intervention in Libya that shook Gaddafi's entire terrorist chain.
2011Surgeons successfully performed the first full face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
2012Breton's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed Breton's 2012 budget cut the top rate of income tax paid by citizens. It was a great gift to the common British people.
2013US forces with South Korea used B-52 bomber jets in North Korea's joint military exercises, resulting in North Korea threatening the US to attack US military bases in Japan.
2013The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, formally apologized to those who were affected by forced adoptions during the 1950s to 1970s.
2014The legendary Exxon Mobil, after a long time, takes the initiative among energy companies to disclose its plans to tackle climate change in response to a 2013 shareholder resolution. This initiative of the company's step can set a standard for other energy companies.
630The Byzantine Emperor Heraclius restored the True Cross to Jerusalem.

Important Historical Events of 21 March in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event

Important Days of 21 March National & International Days 🏁

International Abolition DayInternational Day
World Forest DayInternational Day
World Poetry DayInternational Day
World Puppetry DayInternational Day
International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationInternational Day
International Day of ForestsInternational Day
International Day of NowruzInternational Day
World Down Syndrome DayInternational Day
World Poetry Day [UNESCO]International Day
Namibia Independence DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 21 March 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1887M. N. Roy / Politician / India
1916Bismillah Khan / Shehnai Player / India
1923Nirmala Srivastava / Religious Leader / India
1942Patcha Ramachandra Rao / Educator / India
1944Pinarayi Vijayan / Politician / India
1952Col. Jatinder Kumar Bajaj / NA / India
1970Shobhana / Actress / India

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