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 81st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 9, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,939,520 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 316 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 3,013 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 22 Historical Events

  • 1622
    Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
  • 1906
    First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
  • 1920
    Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).
  • 1923
    The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
  • 1975
    A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
  • 1989
    Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.

Who were born on March 22?

  • 1366
    Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1399)
  • 1812
    Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
  • 1887
    Chico Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1961)
  • 1920
    Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (d. 2000)
  • 1937
    Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
  • 1937
    Frank Pulli, American Major League Umpire
  • 1955
    Lena Olin, Swedish actress
  • 1959
    Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • 1975
    Cole Hauser, American actor
  • 1980
    Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)

Who died on March 22?

  • 1602
    Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (b. 1557)
  • 1687
    Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (b. 1632)
  • 1758
    Jonathan Edwards, American minister (b. 1703)
  • 1758
    Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1832
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (b. 1749)
  • 1913
    Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • 1924
    William Macewen, Scottish surgeon (b. 1848)
  • 1994
    Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 2001
    William Hanna, American animator and studio founder (b. 1910)
  • 2008
    Cachao López, Cuban mambo musician (b. 1918)

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