THIS DAY IN HISTORY 21/03


This day in #history 21/03

MARCH 21ST

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1935 – Persia officially renamed Iran

1946 – UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx

1960 – Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

1990 – Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president

2004 – In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.

2013 – At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1856 – Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877

1901 – Richard Leslie Hill, historian

FAMOUS DEATHS

2013 – Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82
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FAMOUS WEDDING

1963 – Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliot Gould (24)

2009 – Star of Die Hard film Bruce Willis (52) weds model and actress Emma Heming (29) in Turks and Caicos Islands

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