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.
  • 1873
    A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
  • 1954
    Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
  • 1972
    The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 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?

  • 1759
    Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
  • 1808
    David Swinson Maynard, American frontiersman and physician (d. 1873)
  • 1901
    Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • 1903
    Bill Holman, American cartoonist (Smokey Stover) (d. 1987)
  • 1913
    Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983)
  • 1920
    Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (d. 2000)
  • 1937
    Armin Hary, German athlete
  • 1947
    James Patterson, American author
  • 1979
    Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
  • 1980
    Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)

Who died on March 22?

  • 1758
    Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • 1955
    Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)
  • 1981
    James “Jumbo” Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
  • 1994
    Dan Hartman, American musician, songwriter, and record producer (b. 1950)
  • 1996
    Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
  • 2001
    William Hanna, American animator and studio founder (b. 1910)
  • 2004
    Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. c. 1937)
  • 2006
    Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
  • 2010
    James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)

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