What are the important events that happened on March 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 22 is the 81st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 9, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,835,680 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontahenagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 334 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,552 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 22 Historical Events

  • 238
    Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
  • 1622
    Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1873
    A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
  • 1975
    A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
  • 1993
    The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 841
    Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (d. 885)
  • 1609
    King John II Casimir of Poland (d. 1672)
  • 1797
    William I, German Emperor (d. 1888)
  • 1860
    Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • 1913
    Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • 1941
    Billy Collins, American poet
  • 1941
    Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor
  • 1952
    Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • 1970
    Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
  • 1985
    Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer

Who died on March 22?

  • 1758
    Jonathan Edwards, American minister (b. 1703)
  • 1772
    John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
  • 1840
    Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1945
    John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1857)
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (b. 1905)
  • 1986
    Charles Starrett, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1990
    Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • 1996
    Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
  • 2006
    Lawrence Stephen, Nauruan politician (b. 1939)
  • 2009
    Jade Goody, British reality TV ‘celebrity’(b. 1981)

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