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21 March

717 – France – Battle of Vincy (Frankish Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vincy

1188 – Japan – Antoku became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Antoku

1556 – England – Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake in Oxford. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-unlawful-execution-of-thomas-cranmer-21-march-1556/

1788 – USA – Fire in New Orleans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_New_Orleans_Fire_(1788)

1801 – Egypt – Battle of Alexandria (French Revolutionary Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alexandria

1814 – France – Battle of Arcis-sur Aube ended (War of the Sixth Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arcis-sur-Aube


1865 – USA – Battle of Bentonville ended (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/XbEFTrYkraY  http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/bentonville.html


1913 – USA – Flood in Dayton, Ohio began, 360 killed. https://youtu.be/7Uw8VZmJXQw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Dayton_Flood

1918 – France – Operation Michael began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Michael

1925 – USA – Butler Act prohibited teaching of human evolution in Tennessee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_Act

1927 – China – Nanking Incident began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Incident

1931 – Australia – Australian National Airways Southern Cloud crashed in Snowy Mountains, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=27581

1937 – Puerto Rico – Ponce Massacre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponce_massacre

1945 – Denmark – Operation Carthage (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Carthage

1945 – Hungary – Battle of the Transdanubian Hills ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Transdanubian_Hills

1948 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Woodland, WA, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480321-1

1950 – UK – Bristol Aeroplane Company plane crashed near Cowbridge, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500321-0

1951 – Colombia – LANSA plane crashed near Hato Nuevo, 29 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510321-0


1959 – Tibet – Tibetan Uprising ended. https://youtu.be/bu-rCthcSxU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959_Tibetan_uprising

1960 – South Africa – Sharpville massacre, 69 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpeville_massacre

1963 – USA – Alcatraz penitentiary closed. http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/closing.htm

1965 – USA – Ranger 9 launched. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/24/newsid_4063000/4063187.stm

1968 – Jordan – Battle of Karameh (War of Attrition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karameh

1978 – Southern Lebanon – Operation Litani ended (Israeli-Palestinian Conflict). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_South_Lebanon_conflict


1985 – Canada – Rick Hansen started ‘Man in Motion World Tour’. https://youtu.be/pEJGOzn9CqU https://www.rickhansen.com/About-Us/About-Rick/Man-In-Motion-World-Tour


1990 – Namibia – I War of Independence ended – Independent from South Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibian_War_of_Independence https://youtu.be/DC-agWP1JX4 http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/21/world/namibia-achieves-independence-after-75-years-of-pretoria-s-rule.html?pagewanted=all


1999 – Egypt – Bertrand Piccard & Brian Jones completed first non-stop hot-air balloon flight around world. https://youtu.be/kSmrHsG2v8I http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/first-around-the-world-141243182/

2006 – USA – Twitter founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

2009 – USA – Oakland, California shooting, 4 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/mixon-lovelle.htm

2010 – Canada – Paralympic X Winter Games Closing Ceremony in Vancouver. https://www.paralympic.org/vancouver-2010

2011 – Congo – Trans Air Congo plane crashed near Pointe Noire Airport, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20110321-0

York

867 – King Osbert and King Ella were killed in Battle of York, against the Danes. http://burnpit.us/2013/03/battle-york-vikings-defeat-anglo-saxons-saxon-king-gets-blood-eagle

1772 – Thomas Lawrence and John Lazenby were executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf