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, 1,458,604,800 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 ‘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

  • 238
    Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
  • 1622
    Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
  • 1829
    The three protecting powers (United Kingdom, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
  • 1894
    The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
  • 1923
    The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
  • 1960
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser
  • 1975
    A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1503
    Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)
  • 1712
    Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
  • 1913
    Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • 1928
    Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • 1949
    Fanny Ardant, French actress
  • 1959
    Avraham Fried, American entertainer
  • 1959
    Matthew Modine, American actor
  • 1974
    Gert Peens, South African-born Italian rugby player
  • 1974
    Kidada Jones, American actress
  • 1976
    Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player

Who died on March 22?

  • 1421
    Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (b. 1388)
  • 1687
    Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (b. 1632)
  • 1758
    Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • 1924
    William Macewen, Scottish surgeon (b. 1848)
  • 1934
    Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
  • 1945
    John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1857)
  • 1991
    Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
  • 1993
    Steve Olin, American baseball player (b. 1965)
  • 1996
    Billy Williamson, American musician with Bill Haley & His Comets (b. 1925)

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