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  1. When the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883, the public doubted the stability of the bridge. Six days later, a pedestrian fell, causing a woman to scream, which led to a stampede that killed 12. Public concern was only dispelled a year later when P.T. Barnum marched 21 elephants across it.

  2. A Roman legionary trained often by regular marching for 18 miles in 5 hours and then speed marching for 21 miles in 5 hours in a single day, all the while carrying a backpack of 45 pounds and armor of 20 pounds.

  3. The Powerball drawing on March 30, 2005, produced 110 2nd-prize winners. The total payout was $19.4 million, 89 of them receiving $100,000 each, while the other 21 received $500,000 each. All 110 winners had played numbers from fortune cookies made by Wonton Food Inc

  4. World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st (3/21). Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder where affected individuals have 3 copies of chromosome 21.

  5. On March 21, 1861, Stephens gave the famous "Cornerstone Speech." He claimed that black people were born to be slaves and that the institution of slavery was the cornerstone of the Confederacy.

  6. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia suspended 21 priests in March 2011 due to accusations of sex abuse or "otherwise inappropriate behavior" with minors

  7. Sergeant Stubby (July 21, 1916 – March 16, 1926) is the most decorated war dog of World War I, and the only dog to be nominated for rank and then promoted to sergeant through combat. He was the official mascot of the US’ 102nd Infantry Regiment

  8. The first shots fired in World War I on behalf of the United States were fired in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 21, 1915 more then 2 years before the united states formally declared war

  9. The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

  10. Easter, and therefore also Whistsun, Ascension and (Dutch) Carnaval, depends on the first full moon after the spring equinox, so after March 21. Easter can be as early as March 22 and April 25 at its latest.

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march 21 fact data chart about Nearly 3 years of Tinder (21 M) from July 2016-March 2019
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Hachiko the Japanese Akita, who would wait everyday at Shibuya station for his owner to return from work. On May 21, 1925, his owner died suddenly, but Hachiko continued to wait faithfully at the station for over nine years, until his own death on March 8, 1935.

On Afghanistan Day, March 21, President Reagan released this message: "To the Afghan people, I say on behalf of all Americans that we admire your heroism, your devotion to freedom, and your relentless struggle against your oppressors."

The marine guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marches 21 steps down the black mat behind the Tomb, turns, faces east for 21 seconds, turns and faces north for 21 seconds, then takes 21 steps down the mat and repeats the process. 21 symbolizes the 21-gun salute.

The alcohol prohibition in Hungary lasted less than half a year, from March 21 to August 1 1919

John Darwin, a former teacher and prison officer who faked his own death on 21 March 2002 by canoeing out to sea and disappearing. His ruse fell apart in 2006 when a simple Google search revealed a photo of him buying a house in Panama.

21 Olympic gold medals have been won for Great Britain by people born on the 23rd March, including three Olympians who competed in the 2012 Olympics.

Adam Rainer (1899 – 4 March 1950) is the only person in recorded history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. Going from 3'8" at age 21 to 7'8" at 51!

Exactly 35 years ago yesterday, March 21, 1980, in “Dallas: A House Divided”, Kristin shot J.R., and the whole world was stunned. It was the world’s most famous cliffhanger.

March 21, 1918, was the Imperial German Army's worst single day in WWI. 10,851 were Killed In Action (KIA), 28,778 WIA, 300 taken POW for a total of 39,929 Casualties

According to Sabrina Sforza Galitzia, a Vatican researcher, da Vinci predicted in 'The Last Supper' an apocalyptic flood beginning on March 21, 4006 & ending on November 1, marking a new start for humanity. The central half-moon window above Jesus contains a "mathematical & astrological" puzzle.

According to Sabrina Sforza Galitzia, a Vatican researcher, Leonardo da Vinci predicted in 'The Last Supper' an apocalyptic flood that would begin on March 21, 4006 and end on November the same year, marking a 'new start' for humanity. The clues are hidden in the central window above Jesus.

According to Sabrina Sforza Galitzia, a Vatican researcher, Leonardo da Vinci predicted in 'The Last Supper' an apocalyptic flood that would begin on March 21, 4006 and end on November, marking a 'new start' for humanity. The clues are hidden in the central window above Jesus.

On October 27, 1849, Illinois Senator James Shields took office to replace a prior Senator who was declared ineligible in March due to falling just shy of a nine-year prior citizenship requirement. Shields was naturalized on October 21, 1840, and the ineligible Senator he replaced was himself.

The marine guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marches 21 steps down the black mat behind the Tomb, turns, faces east for 21 seconds, turns and faces north for 21 seconds, then takes 21 steps down the mat and repeats the process. 21 references the 21-gun salute.

The first shots fired in World War I on behalf of the United States were fired in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 21, 1915

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The 26th Amendment that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 was proposed by Congress on March 23, 1971, and ratified on July 1, 1971. At 101 days, it was the quickest ratification of an amendment in history.

Sylvan: Word of the day for March 21, 2018

March 21 was made Afghanistan Day "To the Afghan people, I say on behalf of all Americans that we admire your heroism, your devotion to freedom, and your relentless struggle against your oppressors"

About John Darwin, a former teacher and prison officer from Hartlepool, England faked his own death on 21 March 2002 by canoeing out to sea and disappearing. His ruse fell apart in 2006 when a simple Google search revealed a photo of him buying a house in Panama.

Every day between 10:00 and 11:59 UTC, three different dates on the calendar are in use at the same time on Earth. For example; at 10:30 UTC it would be 23:30 on March 19 in American Samoa, 06:30 on March 20 in New York and 00:30 on March 21 in Kirimati.

About Holi(“the festival of color”) one of the biggest religious festivals in the world being celebrated on 21 march in 2019. Celebrated with the help of water balloons, tomatos ,eggs and colors. It marks the arrival of spring and celebrates the win of good over evil

In 2006 the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. was used for coordinating contributions to the DNC. "...[I]t is highly possible for China to launch [sic] real war based on its past behavior in [sic] Sino-Vietnam War and..." <^ leaked Charlie Trie letter to President Clinton, March 21, 1996

The first commercial installation of an elevator was completed in March 1857 and it began carrying people up to the fifth floor the Haughwout Building in New York City on 21 March 1857.

That, the very first rock and roll concert, the Moondog Coronation Ball was held at the Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 21, 1952