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, 413,928 hours 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

  • 1621
    The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1871
    In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
  • 1888
    In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1993
    The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
  • 1997
    The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
  • 2004
    Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
  • 2006
    Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1503
    Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)
  • 1878
    Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
  • 1908
    Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
  • 1928
    E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
  • 1942
    Dick Pound, Canadian amateur sports executive
  • 1942
    Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian musician
  • 1952
    Bob Costas, American sports commentator
  • 1958
    Pete Wylie, British singer/songwriter
  • 1976
    Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1995
    Nick Robinson, American actor

Who died on March 22?

  • 1421
    Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (b. 1388)
  • 1602
    Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (b. 1557)
  • 1896
    Thomas Hughes, English novelist (b. 1822)
  • 1945
    John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1857)
  • 1991
    Gloria Holden, American film actress (b. 1908)
  • 1991
    Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1994
    Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 1996
    Billy Williamson, American musician with Bill Haley & His Comets (b. 1925)
  • 2009
    Jade Goody, British reality TV ‘celebrity’(b. 1981)
  • 2010
    James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)

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