March 21 in Pop Culture History
|March 21st is…
California Strawberry Day
Common Courtesy Day
National Countdown Day
Crunchy Taco Day
Day of the Forests
The Fragrance Day
French Bread Day
Day of Single Parenthood
Slytherin Pride Day
World Tatoo day
World Down Syndrome Day
1617 – Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) died of either smallpox or pneumonia while in England with John Rolfe, her husband.
1788 – The Great New Orleans Fire destroyed 80% of the city.
1859 – The first Zoological Society was incorporated in Philadelphia. PA, today called ‘The Philadelphia Zoo.’
1871 – Otto von Bismarck was appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.
1925 – Butler Act became a state law in Tennessee: Prohibited “The teaching of the Evolution Theory in all the Universities, Normals and all other public schools of Tennessee, which are supported in whole or in part by the public school funds of the State, and to provide penalties for the violations thereof that it shall be unlawful to teach any theory that denies the story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animals.”It was repealed May 17, 1967.
1942 – A submitted report suggested the name “plutonium”Artificial element 94, which was created after neptunium (elements 93) and uranium (2Elements 92 and 93).
1952 – Hosted by Alan Freed, the first rock and roll concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball of 1952 at the Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio was the first city to have a rock and roll concert shut down by local authorities.
1953 – #1 Hit March 21, 1953 – May 15, 1953: Patti Page – The Doggie in the Window
1963 – Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay has closed its doors and released all remaining prisoner.
1965 – Martin Luther King Jr., and 3200 civil rights demonstrators began a historic march From Selma, Alabama all the way to Montgomery.
1980 – “Who shot J.R.?”During Dallas season finale, J.R. Ewing got shot by an unidentified assailant. The following season we found out that it was Kristin Shepard, J.R.’s mistress
1980 – President Jimmy Carter announced that the United States would boycott the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Moscow in the summer.
1981 – #1 Hit March 21, 1981 – March 27, 1981: REO Speedwagon – Keep on Loving You
1987 – #1 Hit March 21, 1987 – April 3, 1987: Club Nouveau – You can lean on me
1989 – Sports Illustrated There have been allegations that Pete Rose was tied to gambling in the sport of baseball.
1992 – #1 Hit March 21, 1992 – April 24, 1992: Vanessa Williams – Make the Most of Your Best Offers
2006 – Twitter was founded.