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Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 21 - The Day in History

March 21 : General Interest
Stanley begins search for Livingstone

On this day in 1871, journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous search through Africa for the missing British explorer Dr. David Livingstone... read more


American Revolution
1778 : Massacre at Hancock's Bridge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massacre-at-hancocks-bridge

Automotive
1960 : Formula One champ Ayrton Senna born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/formula-one-champ-ayrton-senna-born

Civil War
1863 : Edwin V. Sumner dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edwin-v-sumner-dies

Cold War
1980 : Carter tells U.S. athletes of Olympic boycott
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-tells-us-athletes-of-olympic-boycott

Crime
1963 : Alcatraz closes its doors
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alcatraz-closes-its-doors

Disaster
1932 : Series of tornadoes hits Southeast U.S.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/series-of-tornadoes-hits-southeast-us

General Interest
1804 : Napoleonic Code approved in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleonic-code-approved-in-france
1918 : Second Battle of the Somme begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-battle-of-the-somme-begins
1960 : Massacre in Sharpeville
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massacre-in-sharpeville
1965 : Selma to Montgomery march begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/selma-to-montgomery-march-begins

Hollywood
1980 : Famous Dallas cliffhanger airs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/famous-dallas-cliffhanger-airs

Literary
1678 : Reward offered for identity of pamphlet author
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reward-offered-for-identity-of-pamphlet-author

Music
1952 : The Moondog Coronation Ball is history's first rock concert
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-moondog-coronation-ball-is-history39s-first-rock-concert

Old West
1882 : "Broncho Billy" Anderson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/broncho-billy-anderson-born

Presidential
1980 : Carter announces Olympic boycott
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-announces-olympic-boycott

Sports
1980 : Ronaldinho is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ronaldinho-is-born

Vietnam War
1967 : North Vietnam rejects Johnson overture
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-rejects-johnson-overture
1972 : Khmer Rouge shell Phnom Penh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-shell-phnom-penh

World War I
1918 : Germany begins major offensive on the Western Front
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-begins-major-offensive-on-the-western-front

World War II
1943 : Another plot to kill Hitler foiled
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/another-plot-to-kill-hitler-foiled
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