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March 21


1788   Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins

1788   A huge fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans

1857   100,000 people die in earthquake in Tokyo, Japan

1871   Journalist Henry Morton Stanley began his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

1980   J.R. Ewing is shot on Dallas leading to the catchphrase "Who Shot JR?"

1999   1st circumnavigation of the earth by a hot air balloon.

Famous Birthdays:

1685   Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)

1768   Joseph Fourier (French mathematician)

1946   Timothy Dalton (Actor as James Bond)

1958   Gary Oldam (Actor)

1962   Matthew Broderick (Actor)

1980   Ronaldinho (Brazilian footballer)

1985   Adrian Peterson (Football Player)

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