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March 21: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Did you know that on this day, March 21, 1963, Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay closed its gates for good?

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March 21st is also known as Memory Day and Common Courtesy Day.

We’re now on the 80th day of the year, and have 284 days left.

This day in history has a dark side with thousands being executed due to discrimination, but it was also a great day for animals, literature and online social media.

Did you know that on this day in 1963, Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay closed its gates for good? The prison had operated for over 29 years.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 21st in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on March 21 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2019

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke shared her experience of fighting for her life after suffering two brain aneurysms during filming.

OTD in 2019: Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke shared her experience of fighting for her life after suffering two brain aneurysms during filming.

2019

A woman in Bangladesh gave birth to twins one month after giving birth previously.

It turned out that the mother had two uteruses.

2016

Aaron Carpenter swam with dolphins for the first time.

He tweeted saying, “I just rode a dolphin!!!!”

2013

Europe’s Planck spacecraft found evidence that our universe is 13.8 billion years old.

2013

The world’s largest postage stamp was released.

OTD in 2013: The world's largest postage stamp was released.

The Mother of Emirates postage stamp entered the Guinness World Records after measuring 1.36 x 1.77 meters.

2006

The first-ever Tweet was published on Twitter.

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, wrote the first tweet. His first message was posted at 09:50 on this day and said, “just setting up my twttr.”

1990

After seventy-five years of South African rule, Namibia finally gained its independence.

1984

Central Park designated a section of its grounds as “Strawberry Fields” to commemorate John Lennon, who was shot dead in his nearby residence.

OTD in 1984: Central Park designated a section of its grounds as "Strawberry Fields" to commemorate John Lennon

1970

The inaugural San Diego Comic-Con comic book convention took place.

The convention’s name at its founding was the Golden State Comic Book Convention. The three-day event took place in the basement of the US Grant Hotel and was attended by 300 people.

1963

Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay closed its gates for good.

The choice came after 20 years of concerns about the costs to keep the prison running and how prisoners were treated.

1962

Glen Bell opened the very first Taco Bell restaurant, in Downey, California.

1860

English Novelist George Eliot completed her famous book called “The Mill on the Floss.”

1859

The First Zoological Society in the US was formed in Philadelphia.

1349

Between 100 and 3000 Jews were killed in riots in The Erfurt Massacre in the town of Erfurt, Germany.

OTD in 1349: Between 100 and 3000 Jews were killed in riots in The Erfurt Massacre in the town of Erfurt

Jews were often blamed for Europe’s Black Death, and many Jews set fire to their own homes, opting to die in the flames rather than being lynched by mobs.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Sonequa Martin-Green? See what other famous people were born on this day.

2000

Jace Norman

American

Actor

Jace Norman

Age:

23 years old

Born In:

New Mexico, USA

1997

TINI

Argentine

Singer

TINI

Age:

26 years old

Born In:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

1980

Ronaldinho

Brazilian

Soccer Player

Ronaldinho

Age:

43 years old

Born In:

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

1958

Gary Oldman

English

Actor

Gary Oldman

Age:

65 years old

Born In:

England, UK

1986

Scott Eastwood

American

Actor

Scott Eastwood

Age:

37 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1985

Sonequa Martin-Green

American

Actress

Sonequa Martin-Green

Age:

38 years old

Born In:

Alabama, USA

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

March 21: National Common Courtesy Day
United States

National Common Courtesy Day

Without common courtesy, it’s safe to say that civilization would come crashing down. Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important! Today, make it your goal to be kinder to your neighbors and hold doors for the people behind you.

March 21: Memory Day
United States

Memory Day

We were going to introduce you to today’s memorable holiday, but we can’t remember what it even is. Ah yes, that’s right, today is Memory Day! Why not celebrate by watching Finding Dory or playing memory games?

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Roughly 33% of cats are not affected by catnip. The euphoric reaction commonly associated with catnip is hereditary.

Birthday & Zodiac

For those of you who were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Aries.

Aries like to be on the move and travel at a faster pace than most other people. This can sometimes make it difficult for most people to keep up.

All those born in the month of March have the Aquamarine birthstone. The aquamarine crystal is believed to bring peace, tranquility, and harmony while keeping one’s mind clear.

People born on this day were likely conceived on or around June 28th in the previous year.

The due date for babies conceived on March 21st, 2023, is around December 12th, 2023.

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