March 21: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1413 - Henry V becomes King of England.
- 1925 - The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee.
- 1965 - Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.
- 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.
- 1970 - The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto.
- Famous Birthdays: Joseph Fourier (French mathematician and physicist), Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (American director and producer), Forrest Mars, Sr. (American candy maker, created M&M's and Mars bar), Walter Gilbert (American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Joe Sutter (American engineer)
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