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

  • 1638
    Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
  • 1849
    The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
  • 1916
    The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in space.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1920
    Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1930
    Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
  • 1931
    William Shatner, Canadian actor
  • 1937
    Armin Hary, German athlete
  • 1943
    Keith Relf, English musician (The Yardbirds) (d. 1976)
  • 1952
    Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • 1959
    Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • 1967
    Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
  • 1975
    Anne Dudek, American actress
  • 1995
    Nick Robinson, American actor

Who died on March 22?

  • 1322
    Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, English politician (b. 1278)
  • 1685
    Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
  • 1945
    John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1857)
  • 1952
    Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
  • 1955
    Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)
  • 1958
    Mike Todd, American film producer (b. 1909)
  • 1991
    Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1996
    Billy Williamson, American musician with Bill Haley & His Comets (b. 1925)
  • 1999
    David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 2010
    James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)

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