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, 24,310,080 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 ‘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.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1888
    In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • 1943
    World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
  • 1954
    Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1759
    Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
  • 1817
    Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (d. 1876)
  • 1896
    He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
  • 1918
    Cheddi Jagan, Guyanan politician (d. 1997)
  • 1947
    James Patterson, American author
  • 1957
    Jürgen Bucher, German footballer
  • 1959
    Avraham Fried, American entertainer
  • 1967
    Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
  • 1980
    Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • 1987
    Ike Davis, American baseball player

Who died on March 22?

  • 1544
    Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • 1685
    Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
  • 1960
    José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
  • 1986
    Charles Starrett, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1991
    Gloria Holden, American film actress (b. 1908)
  • 1994
    Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 2004
    Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. c. 1937)
  • 2005
    Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
  • 2006
    Lawrence Stephen, Nauruan politician (b. 1939)
  • 2007
    Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)

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