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    • March 22, 0238 Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.

    • March 22, 1349 Townspeople of Fulda Germany massacre Jews (blamed for black death)

    • March 22, 1457 Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book

    • March 22, 1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury

    • March 22, 1594 French King Henri IV festival in Paris France

    • March 22, 1621 "Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Netherlands"

    • March 22, 1621 Massasoit & Pilgrims agree on league of friendship (Plymouth)

    • March 22, 1621 The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.

    • March 22, 1622 "In the first major massacre of European colonists by Native Americans, Algonquian Indians led by Opechancanough, chief of the Pamunkey, slaughter 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia--nearly a third of the settlement’s total population"

    • March 22, 1622 "Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population."

    • March 22, 1630 First colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)

    • March 22, 1638 Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.

    • March 22, 1638 Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony

    • March 22, 1680 Parliament of Breisach accept French sovereignty over Elzas

    • March 22, 1692 "Emperor Leopold I names duke Earnest August of Braunschweig, king"

    • March 22, 1733 Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)

    • March 22, 1752 "Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later"

    • March 22, 1765 Stamp Act passed: first direct British tax on colonists

    • March 22, 1774 "A collection of English nursery rhymes is published and includes Baa, Baa, Black Sheep."

    • March 22, 1775 Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament

    • March 22, 1778 "Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state we really should have claimed it!"

    • March 22, 1784 "The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand."

    • March 22, 1794 Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries

    • March 22, 1809 Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.

    • March 22, 1822 Gioacchino Rossini marries Isabella Colbran in Bologna

    • March 22, 1822 New York Horticultural Society founded

    • March 22, 1829 "The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece."

    • March 22, 1841 Cornstarch patented (Orlando Jones)

    • March 22, 1849 The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.

    • March 22, 1859 "The first political party dedicated to the working class in Australia, the Political Labour League of Victoria, is founded in Melbourne."

    • March 22, 1861 The first US nursing school chartered

    • March 22, 1862 San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation

    • March 22, 1865 Raid at Wilson's: Chickaswas AL to Macon GA

    • March 22, 1871 "In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment."

    • March 22, 1871 William Holden of North Carolina is first governor removed from office by impeachment

    • March 22, 1872 Illinois becomes first state to require sexual equality in employment

    • March 22, 1873 A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.

    • March 22, 1874 Young Men's Hebrew Association is founded in New York NY

    • March 22, 1878 In Victoria BC R. B. McMicking demonstrates Victoria's first 2 telephones

    • March 22, 1882 Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories

    • March 22, 1885 Canadian troops ordered mobilized because of the Northwest Rebellion

    • March 22, 1888 English Football League established

    • March 22, 1894 The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.

    • March 22, 1895 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their first movie to an invited audience

    • March 22, 1895 First display (a private screening) of motion pictures by Auguste and Louis Lumire.

    • March 22, 1897 Federal convention starts second meeting in Adelaide to begin drawing up a constitution for a Commonwealth of Australia.

    • March 22, 1903 Niagera Falls runs out of water because of a drought

    • March 22, 1905 "Near Islands, Alaska a 7.0 earthquake occurred one of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States"

    • March 22, 1914 "World's first airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins"

    • March 22, 1917 "One week after socialist revolutionaries forced Russian Czar Nicholas II to abdicate, the United States becomes the first government in the world to recognize Russia’s provincial government"

    • March 22, 1922 British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison

    • March 22, 1929 "U.S. Coast Guard vessel sinks Canadian schooner 'I'm Alone' carrying 2,800 cases of liquor, in the Gulf of Mexico off coast of Louisiana"

    • March 22, 1929 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor

    • March 22, 1931 Star Trek actor William Shatner born this day.

    • March 22, 1933 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal

    • March 22, 1933 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs into law a bill legalizing the sale of beer and wine.

    • March 22, 1935 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (New York)

    • March 22, 1939 "Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany"

    • March 22, 1941 Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation

    • March 22, 1941 Washington's Grand Coulee Dam begins to generate electricity.

    • March 22, 1942 "World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, Britain's Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte."

    • March 22, 1943 Crematorium II at Birkenau is now ready for use.

    • March 22, 1943 Dutch work week extended to 54 hour

    • March 22, 1943 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium

    • March 22, 1943 SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children

    • March 22, 1943 World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.

    • March 22, 1944 600+ 8th Air Force bombers attack Berlin

    • March 22, 1945 Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt

    • March 22, 1945 "The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt."

    • March 22, 1945 US 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein

    • March 22, 1946 Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan

    • March 22, 1946 The first US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)

    • March 22, 1952 "Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44"

    • March 22, 1953 Antonín Zápotocky chosen as president of Czechoslovakia

    • March 22, 1954 "Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens."

    • March 22, 1957 Earthquake gives San Francisco shakes

    • March 22, 1957 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian

    • March 22, 1958 Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi-Arabia

    • March 22, 1958 Liz Taylor's 3rd divorce (Mike Todd)

    • March 22, 1960 Arthur Leonard Schawlow & Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser.

    • March 22, 1960 "Patent for lasers, granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes"

    • March 22, 1963 "Beatles release first album, ""Please Please Me"""

    • March 22, 1963 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler

    • March 22, 1965 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

    • March 22, 1965 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

    • March 22, 1966 In Northeastern China a 6.75-7.0 earthquake occurred second one in a month the last was March 07.

    • March 22, 1967 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title in first Madison Square Garden fight

    • March 22, 1968 Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia

    • March 22, 1968 Lynda Johnson ordered off San Francisco cable car for eating an ice cream cone

    • March 22, 1968 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris France

    • March 22, 1971 Ottawa starts $2 million program to hire 276 Francophone graduates for public service jobs; jobs where French is 'la Langue du travail'

    • March 22, 1972 Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)

    • March 22, 1972 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

    • March 22, 1975 "A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels."

    • March 22, 1975 Canadian classical guitarist Liona Boyd makes her New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall

    • March 22, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby

    • March 22, 1975 "Ranjit & Damayanthie married in St Anne's Church Wattala , Sri Lanka"

    • March 22, 1975 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens

    • March 22, 1977 Dutch Den Uyl government falls

    • March 22, 1977 Indira Gandhi resigns as Prime Minister of India

    • March 22, 1978 "Karl Wallenda of the The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico."

    • March 22, 1978 "Three prisoners emerge from St. Jerome prison with their six hostages after a two-week standoff, ending Canada's longest hostage-taking"

    • March 22, 1979 Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt

    • March 22, 1979 "Margaret Thatcher puts down an early day motion censuring the government, which leads to the defeat of the Labour government of James Callaghan."

    • March 22, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Jam - Going Underground / Dreams Of Children

    • March 22, 1981 Postal rates up gain to 18¢ from 15¢

    • March 22, 1981 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6

    • March 22, 1982 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched

    • March 22, 1983 Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president

    • March 22, 1984 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL rec scores 5 seconds into game

    • March 22, 1984 "Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded."

    • March 22, 1986 "Heart's ""These Dreams"", single goes #1"

    • March 22, 1986 Karin Kania skates ladies world record 1500 meter (1 :9.30)

    • March 22, 1986 Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes first skater to land a quadruple jump

    • March 22, 1986 Trevor Berbick beats Pinklon Thomas in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

    • March 22, 1987 "American singer Michael Jackson, the ""King of Pop,"" arrived in Japan at the start of his world tour."

    • March 22, 1988 Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

    • March 22, 1989 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat in one of the most gruesome sports injuries of all time.

    • March 22, 1990 Anchorage jury finds Captain Hazelwood innocent of Valdez oil spill

    • March 22, 1990 The Major League umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games

    • March 22, 1991 Law enforcement officers raid fraternities at University of Virginia seizing drugs

    • March 22, 1991 Pamela Smart (HS teacher) found guilty in New Hampshire of manipulating her student-lover to kill her husband

    • March 22, 1991 "Police fire on pro-democracy protesters in Bamako, Mali, killing 30, in violence that leads up to the overthrow of dictator General Moussa Traore"

    • March 22, 1992 "US Air New York to Cleveland crashes on take off at La Guardia, 27 die"

    • March 22, 1993 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS

    • March 22, 1993 "The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path."

    • March 22, 1994 Dutch Ambassador to US christens a new tulip (the Hillary Clinton)

    • March 22, 1994 South African Government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland

    • March 22, 1994 Soyuz TM-21 lands

    • March 22, 1995 Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space.

    • March 22, 1995 "Deputy Governor of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist"

    • March 22, 1995 In Buenos Aires Argentina Victoria BC rower Silken Laumann 1965- tests positive for banned stimulant ephedrine at the Pan-American Games

    • March 22, 1996 "Cheryl Depew, of Florida, crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International"

    • March 22, 1996 "STS 76 (Atlantis 16), launches into orbit"

    • March 22, 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)

    • March 22, 1997 "Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion of the women's world figure skating competition."

    • March 22, 1997 The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth.

    • March 22, 1999 "RaiLink Ltd.takes over operation of the CN Coronado, Bonnyville, and Lac La Biche subdivisions, northeast of Edmonton. The line extends from St. Paul Junction, immediately north of Edmonton, to Boyle and northeast to Grande Centre and Elk Point. It also connects with RaiLink's existing Lakeland and Waterways line at Boyle."

    • March 22, 2004 "Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles."

    • March 22, 2006 "BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths."

    • March 22, 2006 "ETA, armed Basque separatist group, declares permanent ceasefire."

    • March 22, 2006 "Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox."

    • March 22, 2008 Jewish Holiday - Shushan Purim







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