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Calendar for March 21st, 2013

Every Year

  • Independence Day (Namibia)

  • Every Year

    • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    • 1610s

    • Died 1617: Pocahontas (aka Rebecca Rolfe, funeral occurred on this date)

    • 1620s

    • 1621: Last Mayflower passenger came ashore at Plymouth, Massachusetts

    • 1680s

    • Born 1685: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer; Old Style date)

    • 1790s

    • 1790: Thomas Jefferson reported to President Washington in NY as the new Secretary of State

    • 1830s

    • Born 1839: Modest Mussorgsky (composer)

    • 1860s

    • 1868: Jane Croly organized first club for professional women, Sorosis, in New York City

    • Born 1869: Florenz Ziegfeld (theatrical producer)

    • 1870s

    • 1871: Journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition into Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary, David Livingstone

    • 1910s

    • Died 1915: Frederick Winslow Taylor ("father of scientific management")

    • 1918: World War I Second Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest in history, began in France

    • 1920s

    • Born 1929: Jules Bergman (newsman)

    • Born 1929: James Coco (actor)

    • 1940s

    • 1946: United Nations established temporary headquarters in New York City, at Hunter College

    • Born 1946: Timothy Dalton (actor)

    • 1950s

    • 1952: DJ Alan Freed hosted the first rock-n-roll concert, Cleveland, Ohio. Reportedly, 25,000 people showed up, though only 10,000 seats were available

    • Born 1958: Gary Oldman (actor)

    • 1960s

    • 1960: Sharpeville Massacre took place in S. Africa when blacks besieged Johannesburg police station protesting law requiring all blacks to carry papers

    • Born 1960: Ayrton Senna (race car driver)

    • Born 1962: Rosie O'Donnell (comedienne & actress)

    • Born 1962: Matthew Broderick (actor)

    • 1963: The federal prison on Alcatraz Island, California, closed after 29 years of operation

    • 1965: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands of civil rights demonstrators on a 50+ mile walk from Selma to Montgomery, AL, demanding voting rights for African Americans

    • 1980s

    • 1984: Soviet sub collided with USS Kitty Hawk

    • 1986: U.S. figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African American woman to win the world's championship, Geneva, Switzerland

    • 1989: After 33 years, Dick Clark announced he was stepping down as host of American Bandstand

    • 1990s

    • Died 1994: Macdonald Carey (actor)

    • 1994: Former NBA star Michael Jordan was dropped from the White Sox major league baseball roster and sent to minor league spring training camp

    • 2000s

    • Died 2002: Rabbi Israel Miller (leader of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany)

    • Died 2002: Herman Talmadge (governor & U.S. senator)

    • Died 2004: Johnny Bristol (producer, songwriter, & singer)

    • Died 2004: Ludmilla Tcherina (French-artist & ballet star)

    • Died 2005: Barney Martin (actor)

    • Died 2006: Bernard Lacoste (head of fashion company best known for its crocodile-crested polo shirts)

    • 2010s

    • Died 2014: James Rebhorn (actor)


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