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Importance of 21st March in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 21st March special in the world history.

1999
Death of Ernie Wise, British comedian
Great Britain
1998
Death of Galina Ulanova, Russian ballet dancer .
Russian Federation
1997
Death of the Rev. W V Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Great Britain
1987
Death of Robert Preston, American actor best known for his roles in musicals on Broadway and in films like The Music Man and Mame.
United States
1985
Death of Sir Michael Redgrave, actor.
Great Britain
1982
Death of Harry H. Corbett, British actor (Harold in Steptoe & Son)
Great Britain
1936
Death of Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer.
Russian Federation
1933
‘Potsdam Day’ – Germany’s first Nazi parliament was officially opened .
Germany
1918
World War I: Germany launched the Somme offensive .
1871
Otto von Bismarck became Chancellor of Germany.
Germany
1871
Henry Morton Stanley departs on his quest to find Dr Livingstone
Great Britain
1869
Birth of Florenz Ziegfield, theatre producer famous for the Ziegfield Follies and admired for the musical Show Boat which is still one of the most popular musicals ever written.
United States
1843
Death of Robert Southey, poet.
Great Britain
1804
The Code Napoleon is adopted as French law.
France
1685
Birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, composer
Germany
1617
Death of Pocahontas, Princess of the Algonquian, saviour of Capt. John Smith, wife of John Rolfe. Died on a visit to England and buried at Gravesend.
United States
1556
Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, burned at the stake in Oxford
Great Britain
1413
Henry V accedes to the throne of England.
Great Britain
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