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, 24,835,680 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 ‘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

  • 1638
    Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
  • 1784
    The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
  • 1873
    A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 841
    Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (d. 885)
  • 1846
    Randolph Caldecott, British artist and illustrator
  • 1896
    He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
  • 1933
    May Britt, Swedish actress
  • 1946
    Don Chaney, American basketball player and head coach
  • 1949
    Fanny Ardant, French actress
  • 1966
    Brian Shaw, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Anne Dudek, American actress
  • 1980
    Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
  • 1987
    Ike Davis, American baseball player

Who died on March 22?

  • 1602
    Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (b. 1557)
  • 1685
    Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
  • 1758
    Jonathan Edwards, American minister (b. 1703)
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • 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)
  • 1991
    Gloria Holden, American film actress (b. 1908)
  • 2001
    William Hanna, American animator and studio founder (b. 1910)
  • 2003
    Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • 2006
    Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)

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