What happened this day in history March 22

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 9, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,584,835,200 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 327 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 2,648 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 22 Historical Events

  • 1630
    The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
  • 1954
    Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
  • 1975
    A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
  • 1978
    Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 1993
    The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
  • 1997
    Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1797
    William I, German Emperor (d. 1888)
  • 1942
    Dick Pound, Canadian amateur sports executive
  • 1956
    Generosa Ammon, American murder suspect (d. 2003)
  • 1959
    Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • 1968
    Euronymous, Norwegian musician (d. 1993)
  • 1971
    Iben Hjejle, Danish actress
  • 1972
    Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1974
    Kidada Jones, American actress
  • 1979
    Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
  • 1985
    Jakob Fuglsang, Danish professional cyclist

Who died on March 22?

  • 1820
    Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (b. 1779)
  • 1832
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (b. 1749)
  • 1840
    Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • 1966
    John Harlin, American mountaineer (b. 1935)
  • 1977
    A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
  • 1991
    Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
  • 1993
    Steve Olin, American baseball player (b. 1965)
  • 2001
    William Hanna, American animator and studio founder (b. 1910)
  • 2006
    Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • 2009
    Leon Walker, British rugby player (b. 1988)

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