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, 1,490,140,800 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 ‘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

  • 1739
    Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
  • 1809
    Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 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
    ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1212
    Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
  • 1860
    Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
  • 1901
    Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • 1908
    Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
  • 1937
    Armin Hary, German athlete
  • 1956
    Generosa Ammon, American murder suspect (d. 2003)
  • 1959
    Avraham Fried, American entertainer
  • 1965
    Emma Wray, English actress
  • 1967
    Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa) (d. 2011)
  • 1975
    Jason Fletcher, American sports agent

Who died on March 22?

  • 1602
    Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (b. 1557)
  • 1958
    Mike Todd, American film producer (b. 1909)
  • 1981
    James “Jumbo” Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
  • 1986
    Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1991
    Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
  • 1991
    Gloria Holden, American film actress (b. 1908)
  • 1996
    Billy Williamson, American musician with Bill Haley & His Comets (b. 1925)
  • 1999
    David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 2005
    Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
  • 2007
    Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1918)

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