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

  • 1621
    The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1945
    The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.
  • 1997
    The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
  • 2006
    ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1846
    Randolph Caldecott, British artist and illustrator
  • 1901
    Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • 1909
    Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (d. 1983)
  • 1930
    Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
  • 1955
    Lena Olin, Swedish actress
  • 1957
    Jürgen Bucher, German footballer
  • 1966
    Brian Shaw, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater
  • 1989
    Ruben Popa, Romanian footballer
  • 1995
    Nick Robinson, American actor

Who died on March 22?

  • 1758
    Jonathan Edwards, American minister (b. 1703)
  • 1772
    John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
  • 1945
    John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1857)
  • 1977
    A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1990
    Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
  • 1994
    Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 2003
    Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • 2004
    Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. c. 1937)
  • 2006
    Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • 2006
    Lawrence Stephen, Nauruan politician (b. 1939)

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