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 82nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 9, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,458,604,800 seconds 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 ‘octacontadigon’ 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 312 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 1,187 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 22 Historical Events

  • 1809
    Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 1992
    USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
  • 1997
    The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1759
    Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
  • 1818
    John Ainsworth Horrocks, English explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • 1913
    Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • 1921
    Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    Orrin Hatch, American politician
  • 1946
    Rudy Rucker, American author
  • 1968
    Euronymous, Norwegian musician (d. 1993)
  • 1985
    Justin Masterson, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
  • 1986
    David Choi, American musician

Who died on March 22?

  • 1602
    Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (b. 1557)
  • 1758
    Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1820
    Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (b. 1779)
  • 1840
    Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1986
    Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1986
    Olive Deering, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 1991
    Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1996
    Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
  • 2006
    Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • 2009
    Jade Goody, British reality TV ‘celebrity’(b. 1981)

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