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

  • 1622
    Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
  • 1739
    Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1849
    The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
  • 1888
    In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • 1923
    The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 1997
    Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1887
    Chico Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1961)
  • 1909
    Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (d. 1983)
  • 1910
    Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (d. 1979)
  • 1912
    Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (d. 1985)
  • 1942
    Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
  • 1955
    Lena Olin, Swedish actress
  • 1971
    Iben Hjejle, Danish actress
  • 1974
    Kidada Jones, American actress
  • 1975
    Cole Hauser, American actor
  • 1990
    Lisa Mitchell, Australian singer-songwriter

Who died on March 22?

  • 1955
    Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)
  • 1987
    Odysseas Angelis, Greek officer involved in the coup of April 1967 (b. 1912)
  • 1990
    Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • 1996
    Billy Williamson, American musician with Bill Haley & His Comets (b. 1925)
  • 1999
    David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 2001
    Sabiha Gökçen, Turkish combat pilot (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • 2004
    Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. c. 1937)
  • 2006
    Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • 2007
    Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)

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