Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 21

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This is a list of selected March 21 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 21, 2019 featured article or the March 21, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Benito Juárez Day in Mexico; refimprove section
World Poetry Day stub
World Down Syndrome Day needs more footnotes and cleanup
1801French Revolutionary Wars: The Battle of Alexandria was fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt. refimprove
1804 – The Napoleonic Code, the French civil code established under Napoleon, entered into force, eventually strongly influencing the law of many other countries. unreferenced section, refimprove section
1937 – A police squad, acting under orders from Governor of Puerto Rico Blanton Winship, opened fire on demonstrators protesting the arrest of Puerto Rican Nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos, killing 17 people and injuring over 200 others. inappropriate tone
1943World War II: Wehrmacht officer Rudolf Christoph von Gersdorff attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler by suicide bombing, but had to abort the plan at the last minute. needs more footnotes
1960 – Police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire on a group of unarmed black demonstrators who were protesting pass laws, killing almost 70 people and wounding about 180 others. Tagged with {{expand}}
1968War of Attrition: The Israel Defense Forces clashed with the combined forces of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Jordanian Army in the Battle of Karameh. neutrality issues
1989 – An article in Sports Illustrated alleged that Pete Rose, the manager of the Major League Baseball team Cincinnati Reds, was involved in gambling. refimprove section


March 21: Naw-Rúz (Bahá'í calendar); Mother's Day in the Arab world; Independence Day in Namibia (1990)

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

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