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.
  • 1630
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 1638
    Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
  • 1871
    In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
  • 1916
    The last Emperor of China, Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.
  • 1923
    The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 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
    ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1720
    Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1887
    Chico Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1961)
  • 1909
    Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (d. 1983)
  • 1933
    May Britt, Swedish actress
  • 1935
    M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
  • 1941
    Billy Collins, American poet
  • 1942
    Jorge Ben Jor, Brazilian musician
  • 1949
    Brian Hanrahan, English journalist and broadcaster (d.2010)
  • 1975
    Cole Hauser, American actor
  • 1976
    Kathryn Jean Lopez, American pundit

Who died on March 22?

  • 1418
    Dietrich of Nieheim, German historian
  • 1685
    Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
  • 1758
    Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1772
    John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
  • 1840
    Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1945
    John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1857)
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (b. 1905)
  • 1991
    Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1996
    Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
  • 2009
    Jade Goody, British reality TV ‘celebrity’(b. 1981)

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