Today is the 81st day of the year, and also the day of the New Moon.
Today we celebrate Saint Clemence.
Clémence d'Honenberg was the widow of the Count of Spanheim, and became a nun at the Benedictine abbey of Trier in the Rhineland where she died on March 21, 1176.
The sun rises two minutes earlier at 6:54 a.m. and sets one minute later at 7:03 p.m.
On the weather side, the sky is overcast and some rain is announced in the North.
Some March 21
1804: Napoleon publishes the Civil Code
1948: creation of the RATP
1960: riots in South Africa against the internal passport and apartheid laws
1963: closure of Alcatraz prison in San Francisco
1990: independence of Namibia
1992: the yellow ticket with brown stripes of the RATP disappears after 22 years, to make way for the green ticket
1999: Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, aboard the Breitling Orbiter III, complete the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight in 15 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes
2006: Birth of Twitter
2008: Frenchman Alain Bernard breaks the world record for the 100 meter freestyle in 47 sec 60/100
Marie-Christine Barrault, actress born in 1944
Timothy Dalton, British actor, born in 1946
Christophe Malavoy, actor born in 1952
Gary Oldman, British actor born in 1958
Xavier Bertrand, politician born in 1965
Antoine Griezmann, footballer born in 1991
The saying of the day
Either at the beginning or at the end, Mars shows us its venom