March 21 is the 80th day of the year. There are 285 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to oc 1788
+ 1788 – A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
+ 1925 – The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee.
+ 1928 – Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
+ 1965 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
+ 1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan.
+ 2006 – The social media site Twitter is founded.
( Births )
+ 1906 – John D. Rockefeller III, American philanthropist (d. 1978)
+ 1962 – Matthew Broderick, American actor