Tuesday, March 21, 2017
History for March 21 - On-This-Day.com:
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 - Composer, Albert Khan 1869 - Architect, Timothy Dalton 1944 - Actor
Gary Oldman 1958 - Actor, Rosie O'Donnell 1962 - Comedian, actress, Matthew Broderick 1962 - Actor ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off")
1790 - Thomas Jefferson reported to U.S. President George Washington as the new secretary of state.
1804 - The French civil code, the Code Napoleon, was adopted.
1910 - The U.S. Senate granted ex-President Teddy Roosevelt a yearly pension of $10,000.
1918 - During World War I, the Germans launched the Somme Offensive.
1928 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge gave the Congressional Medal of Honor to Charles Lindbergh for his first trans-Atlantic flight.
1965 - More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.
1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced to the U.S. Olympic Team that they would not participate in the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow as a boycott against Soviet intervention in Afghanistan.
1980 - On the TV show "Dallas", J.R. Ewing was shot.