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3/21/2023 12:03:00 AM
Today In History - March 21

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Today in History in 1871 journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition to Africa; in 1917 Loretta Walsh became the U.S. Navy’s first female Petty Officer; and in 1980 J.R. was shot on the TV show Dallas.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1349 - 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany
  • 1804 - French civil Code of Napoleon adopted
  • 1857 - Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die
  • 1871 - Journalist Henry M Stanley begins his famous expedition to Africa
  • 1917 - Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy's 1st female Petty Officer
  • 1952 - Alan Freed presents Moondog Coronation Ball at old Cleveland Arena, 25,000 attend 1st rock & roll concert ever
  • 1963 - Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
  • 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1975 - Ethiopia ends monarchy after 3000 years
  • 1980 - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot
  • 1998 - Good Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1856 - Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877
  • 1863 - George Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp (d. 1934)
  • 1905 - Phyllis McGinley, US, poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • 1906 - John D. Rockefeller III, billionaire philanthropist (oil)
  • 1929 - James Coco, Bronx NY, actor (Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death)
  • 1929 - Jules Verne Berman, space & science reporter (ABC-TV)
  • 1934 - Al Freeman Jr, Tx, actor (One Life to Live, My Sweet Charlie), (d. 2012)
  • 1962 - Matthew Broderick, actor (WarGames, Biloxi Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 - Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne (League of Their Own, Flintstones, Rosie)

Famous Weddings

  • 1874 - Ulysses S. Grant's daughter Nellie marries in the White House
  • 1891 - A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years
  • 1945 - Actor Humphrey Bogart (44) marries actress Lauren Bacall (20)
  • 1963 - Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliot Gould (24)
  • 2009 - Star of Die Hard film Bruce Willis (52) weds model and actress Emma Heming (29) in Turks and Caicos Islands

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 - Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences

Famous Deaths

  • 1556 - Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66
  • 1617 - Pocahontas, Native American, daughter of Powhatan (b. 1595)
  • 1915 - Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor (b. 1856)
  • 1992 - John Ireland, actor (Rawhide), dies of leukemia at 78
  • 1994 - Dack Rambo, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52
  • 1994 - Macdonald Carey, actor (Days of Our Lives), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2011 - Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913)
  • 2013 -  Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82

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