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1835Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass

1871Otto Von Bismarck elevated to rank of Fürst (Prince)

1933Hitler, Guring, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin

1941Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1943Assassination attempt on Hitler fails

1947Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States

1957Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1965Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

1973Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

1982Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1985Arthur Ashe is named to Intl Tennis Hall of Fame

198823rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis & Hank Williams Jr

1993Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

1993Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint

199466th Academy Awards - "Schindler's List", Tom Hanks & Holly Hunter win

1994Dudley Moore arrested for hitting girlfriend

1994Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

1995NJ officially dedicates the Howard Stern Rest Area along Route 295

199971st Academy Awards - "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win

On This Day In History
Date Event
Mar 21, 630
Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. 
Mar 21, 717
Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid. 
Mar 21, 1188
Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku. 
Mar 21, 1349
3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany 
Mar 21, 1413
Henry V becomes King of England. 
Mar 21, 1421
Battle of Beauge-French beat English 
Mar 21, 1492
Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus 
Mar 21, 1610
King James I addresses English House of Commons 
Mar 21, 1681
3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London 
Mar 21, 1702
Queen Anne Stuart addresses English parliament 
Mar 21, 1788
Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana 
Mar 21, 1788
Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans 
Mar 21, 1791
Capt Hopley Yeaton of NH becomes 1st commissioned officer in USN 
Mar 21, 1804
French civil Code of Napoleon adopted 
Mar 21, 1821
First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence. 
Mar 21, 1824
Fire at Cairo ammunitions dump kills 4,000 horses 
Mar 21, 1826
Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premiered in Vienna 
Mar 21, 1835
Charles Darwin & Mariano Gonzales meet at Portillo Pass 
Mar 21, 1844
Origin of Baha'i Era-Baha'i calendar starts here (Baha 1, 1) 
Mar 21, 1844
The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world. 
Mar 21, 1857
Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die 
Mar 21, 1859
Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh 
Mar 21, 1859
Zoological Society of Philadelphia, 1st in US, incorporated 
Mar 21, 1860
US extradition treaty with Sweden 
Mar 21, 1863
Naval Engagement at Havana Cuba-USS Henrick Hudson vs BR Wild Pigeon 
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